Place for Adoption Law and Legal Definition

The term “Place for adoption" is the preferred term for give up for adoption. The preferred terms are generally more emotionally neutral.

The following is an example of a state statute defining the term:

"Place for adoption" means, in the case of an independent adoption, the selection of a prospective adoptive parent or parents for a child by the birth parent or parents and the completion of an adoptive placement agreement on a form prescribed by the department by the birth parent or parents placing the child with prospective adoptive parents.”[Cal Fam Code § 8539]