Student or Learner
When you say "give away a baby", is it "abandon" or "give birth to"? In this drama, the birth mother had the baby adopted right after the birth. It's confusing.
Jim- Shouldn't you call her first?
Mel- I have to tell a woman the baby she gave away 18 years ago wants to meet her. Then i have to tell her that he's dead. Not the kind of conversation i want to have over the phone
I would read it as "put up for adoption," not to abandon.
You can also say "adopt out" for "put up for adoption".
Now, can you define more clearly?
She gave the baby up for adoption.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.