During my L&D rotation a couple weeks ago we had a pt that was giving her baby up for adoption. The adoptive parents came to the hospital a few hours after delivery. I found it a bit shocking that there wasn't any protocol/policy for adoptive parents in the hospital. The nurses didn't check any ID for the adoptive parents and gave them a room to bond with their son. No ID bands with the corisponding(?spelling
) numbers were placed on infant or the adoptive parents (or the birth-mother). I felt uncomfortable with the whole situation. I am so used to checking the ID bands for verification when bringing baby back to parents it was just wierd. The adoptive parents came in and spoke with the birth-mother and gave her a gift basket, so we knew that they were the 'right' parents as the birth-mother actually choose them.
My question is: What, if any policy/protocol does your hospital have for adopive parents and situations as this?