a term used to describe a process where a child in unable to be cared for by the birth parents and is adopted into a foster family. The birth parents are not allowed contact with the child until he/she turns 18.
Adoption can have major affects on the child such as depression and withdrawl syptoms.
the 17 year old teenager put her baby up for adoption because she felt she couldn't provide the child with a normal family life.
The child was put up for adoption because the parents were incapable of looking after him/her