While this option has become less common, some expectant parents choose to place their infants for adoption. This is sometimes called voluntary relinquishment. Birth mothers and fathers may relinquish their infants to a private or public agency, attorney, or adoption service provider. However, most domestic infant adoption involves at least some postadoption contact between birth and adoptive families, and birth parents often are involved in choosing the adoptive family for their child. This section contains information on the adoption of infants within the United States.
Adoption Scams: Be Aware, Not Paranoid
My Adoption Advisor (2018)
Provides information and resources to avoid adoption scams.
American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
Lists attorneys with expertise in adoption, including a directory with referrals to adoption attorneys in all 50 States.
How to Assess the Reputation of Licensed, Private Adoption Agencies
Obtaining Background Information on Your Prospective Adopted Child
Use of Advertising and Facilitators in Adoptive Placements