My Child is Already Born
What if My Child Is Already Born?
Whether you have just delivered in the hospital or have been parenting for awhile, if you are considering adoption, Adoption Center of Illinois is here for you. We can help you take time to explore this option.
It’s Never Too Late To Consider Adoption
When considering placing an already born or older child for adoption, we recommend utilizing our agency-provided temporary care. This will give you the time and space you may need to learn if adoption is right choice for you and your child and to create a plan.
- Transfer of Custody for Purpose of Temporary Care allows an agency to care for your child for a short period of time. This can be revoked if you decide you do not want to move forward in your adoption plan.
- Our agency has licensed foster families that volunteer to provide temporary care. The family can provide updates, photos and visits during this time.
- Temporary care can be for a couple of days or up to several weeks.
- You will also utilize this time to create your adoption plan. You decide on when/if you’re ready to take the next steps in your adoption plan or to parent your child.