Adoption Answers: Is making an adoption plan confidential? - Good Shepherd


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August 22, 2019

Is making an adoption plan confidential?


Sometimes, for pregnant women who are thinking about making an adoption plan (formerly known as “giving up for adoption” or “giving up a baby for adoption”), talking to family or friends about the adoption can be helpful. Having a trusted person who can support a mom choosing to place for adoption, who attends meetings and doctor’s appointments, can be a great help. Other times, family and friends might not be supportive of an adoption plan. They might be confused as to why a mom would choose adoption or have assumptions about the adoption process.

It’s important to know that when a birth mom contacts us about wanting to make an adoption plan, all meetings, phone calls, and communication are completely confidential. The birth parent worker will not share with others, and any information that the birth mother wants to share is up to her. The court system will keep all records and information confidential as well. If a birth mother or birth parents decided that they wanted to keep their adoption completely confidential, that is completely up to them.


To learn more about placing your baby or to talk to an adoption worker, please call or text our 24/7 adoption hotline at 314-724-8417.