I’m Pregnant! Now What? 3 Options for Unplanned Pregnancy
Surprise! You’re pregnant! Now what?
First things first — take a deep breath. Often, when women are dealing with an unplanned pregnancy, they feel overwhelmed or trapped by their situation. While these emotions are valid, you are never trapped. You have options. What your future looks like is entirely up to you.
While our ultimate goal as an adoption agency is to assist birth mothers with the adoption process, the staff here at Adoption Choices of Arizona is prepared to make sure you understand all of your options.
- Parent Your Baby
Even if this pregnancy is unplanned, you may feel ready to start a family of your own. Choosing to raise your baby is a big commitment. However, you are a strong and capable woman — we believe in you. When talking to a staff member about parenting, he or she will ensure that you understand the responsibilities of raising a child and that you have access to resources to aid you on your parenting journey.
- Terminate the Pregnancy
While adoption is always an option, some women cannot physically or mentally handle the stress of pregnancy. In this case, you can terminate the pregnancy with the assistance of a medical professional. While our ultimate goal as an adoption agency is to create families and bright futures for children, we will never ask you to sacrifice your health. Should you desire to terminate your pregnancy, our staff members will provide you with referrals to the appropriate resources needed to access the procedure safely.
- Place Your Baby for Adoption
Some women know from the very beginning of their pregnancy that they are not ready to be a parent but still want for their baby to have the best future possible. Choosing adoption does not mean you are giving up. It does not mean your baby is unloved. Quite the opposite.
By placing your baby for adoption, you are making one of the most significant parenting decisions you will ever make. Your adoption caseworker will be by your side every step of the way to guide you through your adoption journey. They will assist you in creating a customized adoption plan and help match your baby with the right adoptive family.
Adoption Options for Unplanned Pregnancy
When it comes to an unplanned pregnancy, you always have options. Here at Adoption Choices of Arizona, we will ensure that you understand all of your options. What you decide to do about your unplanned pregnancy is entirely up to you. We will never make you do something you do not want to do.
For adoption resources or to begin your adoption journey, birth parents can visit us at Adoption Choices of Arizona or call or text us at 1-480-900-5520. If you are an prospective adoptive family hoping to adopt a baby, please instead, visit us here!
Meet the Author: Grace Myers is a sophomore Digital Media major at North Greenville University As a firm believer that every individual has a story to tell, and a right to be properly represented, she loves meeting new people and learning their stories.
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