The courts, and all interested parties NEED to forget about the so-called rights of everyone involved, and instead do right by the child. Keeping an infant in one family for an entire year, then tearing the child from everything it has ever known is severely damaging. The courts need to stop focusing on parental rights, and passing that hot potato around and make a decision, sooner, rather than later. Frankly, the adoptive parents and the relenquishing parents have all had their shot at decisionmaking - those are decisions that need to be made prior to the sex that created the child, and that is where the true freedom lies. People act like sex is a toy they want to play with until it explodes, then they all want to whine and cry that they don't have their "rights". The "right" to an abortion. The "right" to give up their child for adoption then ruin everyone's lives because they want the "right" to change their mind and no matter if it ruin's their child's life and the lives of the adoptive parents. Tough titty. Think about the consequences before you have sex, then deal with the consequences of your decisions. Even if you don't like the results, but stop, stop, stop making everybody else pay, financially, ethically and emotionally. If there were a one year waiting period, that child would lose one year of stability. Not just any year, but the MOST CRUCIAL year in a child's life. The first year. Sorry, but I disagree with you. Freedom to choose is what you have before you have sex, or before you decide to give up your parental rights. Not after.