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I’m Pregnant: How to Give My Baby Up for Adoption
“I’m considering placing my baby for adoption.” It’s a conflicting thought to have. While the decision can be filled with hope and love, it can also be filled with fear and uncertainty.

At Open Arms Adoptions, we are here to support you through every step of this journey. We recognize the immense strength, courage, and selflessness that giving your baby up for adoption takes. Our commitment is to provide you with compassionate, personalized support free from judgment. We will honor your bravery and dedication as you explore this path.

Am I A Bad Mother If I Give Up My Child For Adoption?

Giving a child up for adoption brings up a range of difficult emotions, from doubt and guilt to feelings of failure and anxiety. 

It’s normal to feel such emotions. They’re all part of this deeply personal and complex experience. That’s why we believe choosing adoption requires courage and selfless love and shows profound care for your child’s future.

Open Arms Adoptions understands what you’re going through. Many others have faced similar challenges and felt the same way. You’re not alone; seeking support and talking about such emotions is okay. We provide confidential counseling services to help you explore your feelings and make the best decision for your child.

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Lifelong Support and Assistance for Birth Mothers

We understand that considering adoption can be a challenging journey. If you’re worried about how to put a child up for adoption, Open Arms Adoptions will be with you every step of the way to provide free and confidential support services.

Supporting You
with Financial Assistance

Pregnancy comes with unexpected costs. Ohio adoption laws permit us to offer up to $3,000 in financial assistance. It can cover your living expenses, transportation, medical bills not covered by insurance, and essential groceries. All our services are free, including counseling, legal assistance, and ongoing support.

Comprehensive Medical Care
for Your Well-Being

We prioritize birth mothers’ health and well-being, so we help you obtain Medicaid when possible. This assistance ensures that pregnancy-related expenses not covered by private insurance will still be taken care of.

Continuous Care and
Lifelong Support

Our dedicated team of social workers is available 24/7 to support you. Even after you’ve given birth, your social worker will continue to support you for as long as you need, offering long-term support crucial to your well-being.
Open Arms Adoptions will connect you with the resources you need to adjust to post-adoption life. We can also help you find support groups, educational opportunities, and other resources to help you achieve your personal goals and ensure your holistic well-being and development.
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Pregnant mother

Your guide to the adoption process: every step with you

Your Compassionate Adoption Social Worker is Here for You

At Open Arms Adoptions, we provide free and comprehensive support, including counseling, legal assistance, and paperwork management. We commit to empowering and guiding you through every step of giving your baby up for adoption.

Choosing the Right Family for Your Child

Take the first step by calling Open Arms Adoptions at (330) 697-4751. This call will be an initial conversation with no strings or obligations attached. Right from the start, a caring professional will be by your side. We’ll assign a dedicated and compassionate social worker to support you throughout the adoption process.

Foster a Loving Connection with Your Child’s Adoptive Family

We work with pre-approved adoptive families who went through a careful screening process. These trusted families will provide your child with a loving and stable home. Most importantly, you can choose the family you feel best fits your child’s needs and yours. Your assigned social worker will offer insights, answer questions, and provide emotional support as you’re putting your baby up for adoption.

Providing Financial Comfort During Your Pregnancy

All services we provide are free, and the $3,000 in financial assistance we provide can relieve and ease financial stress so that you can focus on your well-being during the adoption process.

Planning Your Hospital Stay with Care and Support

Your comfort and well-being are our top priority during the hospital experience. We’ll work with you and your adoptive family to plan your hospital stay. We’ll do everything we can to honor your wishes and preferences regarding the birth and the immediate care of your baby. You’ll receive comprehensive care and support during this significant time, ensuring you feel supported and cared for.

Continued Support for Your After Adoption

You can sign and finalize the adoption paperwork 72 hours after your child is born. This mandatory waiting period allows you to make a fully informed and confident decision when giving a child up for adoption. We also offer legal consultation services to protect your rights as a mother and address all your legal questions. 

We value your peace of mind. We provide ongoing care and support to help you transition to life after the adoption. Your assigned social worker will remain available to provide emotional and practical assistance. 

Contact Open Arms Adoptions at (330) 697-4751 to take the first step in your adoption journey. Rest easy knowing that you’ll be met with kindness, respect, and understanding every step of the way.


As you’re putting your baby up for adoption, remember that it is an incredible and selfless act of motherly love. At Open Arms Adoptions, we understand the weight of this decision and commit to supporting your and your child’s well-being.

We provide free and comprehensive support, from counseling and financial assistance to handling legalities and your hospital stay. We’ll empower you throughout this journey, ensuring your voice is heard and your needs are met. 

You don’t have to be alone when giving your baby up for adoption. We’re here to pave your adoptive journey with kindness, respect, and understanding. Contact us anytime if you need help.

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Creating Forever Families Through Adoption
Step 1

Open Arms Adoptions

Step 2

Choose a Family

Step 3

Financial and Living Support

Step 4

Medical Assistance

Step 5

Complete Your Adoption Plan

Step 6

Post-Adoption Support


Answer to Your Adoption Questions

Birth Parents We Helped &Their Testimonies

The only reason I found my son was (Jackie). During the process, there were obstacles, challenges and the only one who stuck by my side and fought for my son, his birth mother and myself was Jackie. If it was not for Jackie, I wouldn’t have my son today.
Jennifer & Kyle
My wife Lisa and I wholeheartedly recommend Open Arms Adoptions to anyone interested in adopting a child. Jackie knows her stuff, works very hard, and really cares about everyone involved in the process. Choosing Open Arms as our agency was one of the best decisions we've ever made.
Bret & Lisa
I can’t say enough about this woman who is so dedicated to building forever families and who holds such a special place in our hearts!
Tom & Kelly D.

Our Waiting Families

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Open Arms Adoptions is 501(c)3 non-profit agency licensed by the State of Ohio.

Our mission is to provide a loving, stable home to every child in need. We work tirelessly to create an environment that embraces the unique set of circumstances each of our birth parents, prospective adoptive parents and children bring to us. 
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11 River St., Ste. B
Kent, OH 44240
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Canal Winchester, OH 43110
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