Yes, it doesn’t matter whether this is your first child or you have 5 others at home; you may still make an Adoption Plan. When older children are in the family, they can become confused about adoption, but we will help you find ways to explain the adoption plan to the older children.
Some women choose to parent, leave the hospital with the baby, and then reality hits them. The support they were promised by family and friends disappears after the first few weeks, and they are left with the harsh reality of trying to parent and provide for their child pretty much alone. If this becomes the case, it is not too late to make an Adoption Plan. Many Adoptive Parents are more than willing to adopt an older child, but for the child’s sake, the younger they are at the time of adoption, the easier and less stressful their transition.