Over the last 35+ years, a number of expectant mothers, thinking about giving up their babies for adoption, or more correctly, making an adoption plan for their newborns, have expressed this concern to us at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”). Before directly responding to the concern, it is important to point out that having that concern at all is evidence of what we, at Kirsh & Kirsh, have said for years and know to be true: birth mothers place their babies for adoption because they LOVE their babies. They want their children to have better lives than the birth mother can provide at that time in her life. If a birth mother did not love her baby, why would she be concerned about the baby being alone in the hospital?!?
There are a number of possible solutions. Firstly, hospitals NEVER leave babies alone. Babies are ALWAYS under the watchful eye of the nurses. If a birth parent does not feed, change, and hold the baby, the nursery nurses are more than happy to love, nurture, and care for the baby. Hospital nursery nurses work in nurseries because they love taking care of babies.
Secondly, there is another, perhaps, better solution – at the birth mother’s request, the hospital will allow the adoptive parents into the hospital to personally care for the baby in the hospital until the baby is ready for discharge. In fact, most hospitals will give the prospective adoptive parents their own room on the mother-baby, post-partum unit until the baby is ready for discharge. A birth mother can have as much or as little contact with that baby as she feels comfortable. In our considerable experience, we know that each birth parent handles adoption on their own terms and in their own way. For some, that means not spending time with their babies in the hospital. For those mothers, they can rest assured that their babies will NOT be alone in the hospital.
We, at Kirsh & Kirsh, have assisted THOUSANDS of pregnant women, in Indiana and around the country, to find loving, happy, wonderful homes for their babies. We give expectant mothers and birth mothers as much or as little involvement in the family selection process as they would like.
We have lots of wonderful, carefully screened, loving families (married, single, Lesbian, and Gay) who cannot wait to welcome a baby into their hearts and homes and happy to assist with living expenses to the full extent allowed by law.
You can call, text, and or email us anytime —call: 317-575-5555, text: 317-721-2030, email: AdoptionSupport@kirsh.com, or a Facebook message: https://www.facebook.com/KirshandKirsh/. We answer our office phone 24 hours a day, every single day. We try to respond to emails and text messages within minutes of receipt.