Am I Too Young to Choose Adoption?
Are you experiencing an unplanned pregnancy? Are you young and worried about being a first-time mother? Or are you already a mom worried about having another child much later on? At Adoption Choices of Arizona, we want to help answer your questions and reassure you that age doesn’t matter when it comes to being a mother. We understand it might be a challenging decision to decide whether or not to keep your baby. It might be scary thinking of how your life might change if you raised your child, especially if you are young or already have older children.
After you find out that you are pregnant, it is important to know a few things. At Adoption Choices of Arizona, we want you to know that you are not alone and you have options. You might be experiencing an overwhelming amount of feelings, and one might be shocked. However, those are normal emotions you feel, and it is okay to express them. We provide a variety of support options. Never fear to reach out to us or anyone you feel comfortable with.
Being A Teen Mom in Arizona
It can be scary, frightening even, becoming a first-time mom. If you are young and still trying to find your own way, you might not think having a baby would be the best option for you. However, you have other options! Adoption is a wonderful option, and it can bring joy to an adopting family. Putting your child up for adoption as a teen could be a good option if you feel that you cannot provide for your baby or if you don’t feel that you are mature enough yet. However, make sure to choose the option that is best for you.
There are many reasons that teens get pregnant, but instead of feeling ashamed, feel blessed. If you choose adoption, you bring a new life into the world and give a family their child. You are a blessing to your child’s adoptive family, and you should feel proud of yourself. It can’t be easy being a pregnant teenager, still in school, and still trying to maintain a social life. You are so strong.
Are You Already A Mom in Arizona?
Maybe you’re not exactly a teen mom. In fact, you are already a mom with wonderful children. Are you concerned that you are too old to bear another child? Are you afraid of what your kids or other family members might think? At Adoption Choices of Arizona, know you are not alone. We work with a lot of women who are experiencing unplanned pregnancies and their age ranges. No birth mother is ever in the same situation because everyone is unique. However, we have worked with older women who already have children, and we have helped them throughout their journey.
If you choose the adoption route, know that you are not too old to bear a child. If you were capable of becoming pregnant, your body is capable of carrying out the term of your pregnancy. We understand it might be a challenging time for you and your family, and you might be concerned with “giving up” your child. We want you to know that you are not giving up anything! You are making a decision that is best for you and your baby. You may not have it in you to raise another child, and choosing adoption is the most selfless act you can make in this situation.
There is No Such Thing As Too Young to Choose Adoption
At Adoption Choices of Arizona, we don’t believe in being too young or too old when it comes to having a child. We believe that if your body is able to conceive, then you are physically ready. Now, whether you are mentally ready or not is a whole different thing. That is why you have options. It is up to you which option you choose and what is best for you. If you choose adoption, just remember you are physically ready and choosing a selfless option. Your baby will be raised in a loving and stable environment all because of you.
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 a prospective adoptive family hoping to adopt a baby, please instead, visit us here!
Meet the Author: Gabriella Dobson was born and raised in Ohio. She is currently a senior at Miami University majoring in professional writing with a focus on editing. She also minors in criminology and general business. She is a skilled barista and enjoys sipping her coffee with a good book in her hand. She is passionate about helping others and making a difference in the lives around her. With her involvement in St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Women Helping Women, she is able to provide resources for those in need of support.