Who places a baby for adoption?
- A single mother who does not feel ready to raise a child by herself
- An unmarried couple who are not yet ready to start a family
- A married couple who already have children to provide for
- A couple with marital issues who want a stable home for their baby
- And all the parents in between!
Oregon law allows birth parents to place their child for adoption with an approved family of their choosing. You will be represented by your own attorney (paid for by the adoptive parents) who will make certain your legal rights are protected. A single woman can often place a child for adoption without the birth father’s consent.
What does it cost?
All adoption costs are paid by the adoptive family and there is no cost to you. The law allows the adoptive family to pay your necessary legal, medical, and pregnancy-related living expenses.
Why use an adoption attorney?
Adoption attorneys are uniquely qualified. Unlike agency social workers, they know the law, and can explain your rights and how the adoption process works. An attorney can accurately access the risks and assure that your rights are fully protected. Attorneys know about all types of adoptions – private, relative, agency, state, independent – and can help you choose the best one for you.