Unfortunately, adoption plans do fail from time to time. The birth mother can change her mind before or the after birth of the child. After birth, the mother has to wait five days before she can sign her surrender. The surrender will be irrevocable after she signs it.

From our experience adoption plans fail because the father or a family member promises to help her rear and support the child; the mother believes that the child will help her stay connected to or in a relationship the child’s father; or often, mothers fear they will be forgotten or that they will regret their decision.