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What to Do When You’re Pregnant and Considering Adoption
No matter where you’re at in your unplanned pregnancy, you have options. What these options are and how you can access them will vary depending on how far along you are. When you’re pregnant and considering adoption, it’s always an option.
We’re here to take you month-by-month through your unplanned pregnancy and explain your adoption options at each stage of your journey.
If you have any questions on how to begin the adoption process, then you can fill out our free contact form to get more adoption information now. We’d be more than happy to help.
Pregnant and Considering Adoption: A Month-By-Month Guide to Your Unplanned Pregnancy
Regardless of where you’re at in your unplanned pregnancy, the adoption options for pregnant women are always available. Whether you just found out about your pregnancy or are approaching your due date, you can always choose adoption.
When you’re pregnant and considering adoption, here’s a month-by-month guide on everything you can expect throughout your pregnancy.
Pregnant and Considering Adoption at 1 or 2 Months
If you feel like your unplanned pregnancy has created a bump in the road, then we’re here to help you get your life back on track. Adoption is one of the most life-changing decisions you’ll ever make. But it can also be a rewarding experience.
During this stage of your pregnancy, you can choose adoption to give your baby the life you had always planned for them. On top of that, you can continue to live your life to the fullest; whether that’s pursuing education or career goals, the opportunities are endless.
When you’re pregnant and considering adoption, you call the shots. You get to decide what the perfect family looks like for your baby, how you want your hospital stay to go and much more. Adoption is a brave choice that can lead to a brighter future for you and your baby.
It’s never too late to reach out to an adoption professional to begin your adoption journey. Fill out our contact form now to get free information today.
Pregnant and Considering Adoption at 3 Months Pregnant
Adoption is the best choice for many birth mothers because it allows them to set themselves and their babies up for a better future. At three months pregnant, you still have plenty of time to:
- Make an adoption plan
- Choose an adoptive family
- Decide on how much contact you want
- Receive financial assistance
- And more
When you’re pregnant and considering adoption, it would be a good idea to contact an adoption professional early to get the information that you need. Not only will you receive information on adoption, but you can also ask for resources, such as financial assistance, to ease the monetary burden of an unplanned pregnancy.
Below are some reputable adoption agencies you can contact to begin the adoption process:
Pregnant and Considering Adoption at 4 Months Pregnant
When you’re pregnant and considering adoption at four months, you still have options. You’re halfway through your pregnancy and can still choose adoption. At this point, it would be a good idea to reach out to adoption professionals and start making an adoption plan.
No matter what you want your adoption experience to look like, you are in charge of the entire process. Your adoption professional will walk you through every step and will never pressure you into making a decision you’re not comfortable with. They will be there for you when you need them most.
“Sarah [the social worker] was compassionate, understanding and caring. She was patient, and her main concern was making sure I had support from my family and friends,” birth mother Jennifer said about her adoption professional, American Adoptions. “Sarah and I talked almost daily, and she also called to check on me, to make sure I was doing alright emotionally. She became a friend.”
Pregnant and Considering Adoption at 5 Months Pregnant
You can always place your baby up for adoption, even at five months pregnant. You still have quite a bit of time to make the important decisions in your adoption.
When you’re pregnant and considering adoption at five months, you can start browsing family profiles online and can filter your search based on your preferences. National adoption agencies will have a wider range of family profiles to choose from because of their size and wider scope. You can continue to look for families until you find the perfect fit for your baby. The choice is completely up to you.
At this point, your pregnancy is probably becoming more and more expensive. If you know that your medical bills will be too much to handle, you can always contact an agency to receive financial assistance. Most prospective birth mothers are eligible to have all adoption- and pregnancy-related expenses covered. Your adoption professional will work with you to make sure you receive the assistance you’re entitled to.
“I can’t imagine going through the process without the financial support that I received. It truly put me in a position where I didn’t have to worry about myself or my daughter,” birth mother Sarah says about the financial assistance she received. “It really made a huge difference in my life and made the whole process so much less stressful.”
Pregnant and Considering Adoption at 6 or 7 Months Pregnant
You can absolutely place your baby up for adoption at six or seven months pregnant. It’s never too late to begin the adoption process. Every adoption journey is unique, and an adoption professional can answer all your questions based on where you’re at in your pregnancy.
When you’re pregnant and considering adoption at six or seven months pregnant, the process typically consists of:
- Step 1: Speak with an adoption professional
- Step 2: Make an adoption plan
- Step 3: Find the perfect adoptive parents
- Step 4: Get to know the adoptive family if you wish
- Step 5: Create a hospital plan and get ready for placement
If you find yourself pregnant and considering adoption at six or seven months pregnant, then fill out our contact form to get in touch with an adoption professional today.
Pregnant and Considering Adoption at 8 or 9 Months Pregnant
With your due date approaching, it’s important to remember that adoption is always an option. Although it’s never too late to choose adoption, it’s never too early to get a head start, either. Getting started as soon as possible will give you more time to choose the perfect adoptive family for your baby and make an adoption plan without feeling rushed.
Starting early will also give you more time to consider whether or not you want contact with your baby and the adoptive family after placement. When you’re pregnant and considering adoption, you can choose an open adoption to stay connected to your child for years to come.
“A child I knew I could not parent is now a forever part of my life,” birth mother Sarah said reflecting on her open adoption. “She has an amazing mom and dad who I stay in contact with. We have an agreement that we will be open with both girls – my daughter and theirs – about their relation to each other as they get older.”
If you’re ready to begin the adoption process, then fill out this contact form to get more free information now from an adoption professional. We will be happy to help you begin your adoption journey.
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