When facing an unplanned pregnancy, a woman may feel overwhelmed, confused, embarrassed and afraid. It is important when deciding what to do, that she makes a informed decision. She also needs to know that she is not alone, our Pregnancy Help Centers are here to help her through this difficult decision.
There are three choices available to her:
Choosing to parent your baby can be a rewarding experience as well as one of the biggest challenges of your life. Some questions you may want to ask yourself are:
– Will I be able to financially and emotionally take care of my baby?
– Will the baby’s father be supportive?
– Will my family be supportive?
– Will I be able to provide a loving and safe home for my baby?
– Will I need a babysitter after the baby is born?
If so, is that person responsible?
Choosing Parents for your Child
Some women choose to place their babies for adoption because they are unable to meet the financial, emotional or practical needs of a baby at this time. This is a loving and sacrificial choice because the mother will carry her baby for nine months and probably establish a strong emotional bond with her child. She makes the decision to select loving parents that can provide for the needs of her baby because she wants what is best for her baby.
The decision to place a baby for adoption can be made at any point in the pregnancy or after the baby is born.
There are different types of adoption the birth parents can choose from
The birth mother meets and selects the adoptive parents, they have some contact after the baby is born, whatever is agreed upon.
Birth parents and adoptive parents will know each other by first names only, but an adoption agency or third party mediates all communication between families.
Closed (Confidential) adoption:
The adoption agency selects the adoptive parents and there is no contact or exchange of any identifying information (i.e. full names and addresses) between the birth mother and adoptive parents.
There are sacrifices and consequences with all parenting choices. When you consider adoption it forces you to think about the future for you and your child. Choosing other parents to raise your child isn’t an easy way out it is a mature act of selfless love for your child.
Although abortion may appear on the surface to be a quick fix for an overwhelming problem, its effects can be devastating and can last a lifetime.
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