During the hospital stay you will be completing your child’s original birth certificate. This will allow you to select the name you wish for your child.
On occasion, some Birth Mothers want to work with the Adoptive Family in choosing the child’s first and/or middle name. In these situations, Adoption Staff will worth with both parties in deciding the child’s name.
Understand the Adoptive Family can legally change the child’s first and/or middle name when the adoption is Finalized (e.g. when the child can legally receive the Adoptive Family’s last name), but Mercy’s Adoption Staff works to ensure all parties are aware if the names will change at Finalization as Staff understand this type of unexpected change could impact the future relationship and/or openness between both parties.