What has to be done?

United States
January 4, 2007 8:33pm CST
Ok, my friend is pregnant and wants to give her baby to another friend when its born. What has to be done as far as legalities and who do we call or talk to? Does anyone know about this? I told her that I would guess they would need a lawyer, but she can't afford one. So, I thought maybe someone here would be able to help us figure out what to do!
6 responses
• United States
5 Jan 07
Go to your local pregnancy center. They will have any information that you need.
• United States
5 Jan 07
Thank you!
@Justme2007 (1848)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Is your friend really sure she wants to do this? Will she be in the childs life? She might be able to have a lawyer who works for a small to guide them through the paper work so they won't have to be out of so much money. They have a lot of do it yourself forms look in the law library,or Nolo Law books you might be able to find something in there. www.nolo.com.I hope it works out for both of them.
• United States
7 Jan 07
Yes, she is sure. She has a 3 month old daughter now, and knows that she cannot care for another that close to the first one! Plus, she is only 18 and living at home still.
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
5 Jan 07
They should both go see a lawyer. Basically, your friend is wanting to give her baby up for adoption to this friend. Which is fine. But there is still legal paperwork that needs to be started now. So when the baby is born, all legalities are finalized and it will just need the final signatures.
• United States
5 Jan 07
Will it cost much money? Is there any way to do the paper work on like a sliding scale or anything like that? Do you think maybe Catholic Charities or somthing like that would be able to help us on a sliding scale?
@tigrashadow (1086)
• Australia
5 Jan 07
i would suggest she talks to her doctor or call an adoption agency as they may have the information that your friend needs....maybe if there is a womens health centre, they may have the required information too...i dont know what kind of services you have over there so these are the only suggestions i can come up with good luck
• United States
5 Jan 07
Thank you. We will check into that. I appreciate you response!
@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
8 Jan 07
well it does need to be done legally and one of the parties need to get a lawyer involved if they are not going thru a adoption agency. otherwise the friend having the baby can come and take that baby away anytime she feels like wether it is a month after the baby is born or 5 years later.
• United States
6 Jan 07
her friend has to adopt it or become legal guardian over the child. she should see a lawyer and look on the internet for more informaion. since she cant afford the lawyer then try going through an adoption agency where you can pick the adoptive parent and see if they can work something out that way.