What does it mean to place a child for adoption?

4. Sign the Adoption Consent

Only children under 16 years old can be placed for adoption.

To place your child for adoption, you must sign an . This is the document that proves you agree to place your child for adoption. It must be signed in front of a lawyer.

Your child must be at least 7 days old, not counting the day they were born, before you can sign the adoption consent.  

If your child is over 7 years old, they usually have to consent to the adoption.

If you are unsure or feel pressured to sign the adoption consent, you can ask for more time to think about your decision. You can also ask to speak with an adoption professional to help you make the best decision.

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