Bringing a life into the world is no easy task, especially if you are feeling unsure about it. While all children are a blessing, not everybody is ready to parent when they become pregnant. As your body and emotions change throughout your experience with pregnancy, you may find yourself questioning your options. This uncertainty is normal for many women, and the best way to deal with it is by staying informed.
Speaking with your doctor, family, friends and/or an adoption professional can help you get a clearer view of your options for the future. At Adoption & Beyond, we work with expectant parents, adoptive parents, and medical professionals to ensure the best outcome for everybody involved during pregnancy. As you continue through with your pregnancy, here are some things to consider.
The Choice is Yours
No matter what those around you say, the choice of whether to parent or place your child for adoption is your own. Becoming a parent is a beautiful thing, but sometimes the timing is not right to add a child to your family.
It is important that you understand your rights throughout your pregnancy. If you are not ready to become a parent right now, there are options to help you give your child a wonderful life. ,. Adoption & Beyond will help you design an adoption plan which suits your needs as an expectant parent.
Get All the Information
As you begin to make decisions about your pregnancy and future child, it helps to have as much information as possible. Your physician can provide you with websites, pamphlets, and contacts to point you in the direction of the information you seek. Working with an adoption agency can also help you better understand the decisions which lay ahead.
Information to consider includes:
- What level of openness you want to have in your adoption
- What to look for in an adoptive family
- Support networks for you as an expectant parent placing a child for adoption
You are Not Obligated to Place Your Child for Adoption
Working with an adoption agency does not oblige you to place your child for adoption. On the contrary, it simply provides you with answers to your questions about adoption, the types of families your child may be raised by if you choose adoption, and much more. As you work with your adoption coordinator you will design an adoption plan to meet your needs, and the needs of your child. Remember, as the expectant mom, you are in the driver’s seat throughout the adoption process.
Contact Adoption & Beyond to Learn More
As a non-profit adoption agency in Kansas and Missouri, Adoption & Beyond takes great care to ensure the needs of everybody involved in an adoption are met. It is important to us that birth mothers retain the rights owed to them, and that the needs of the children come first.
If you are an expectant mom considering adoption, we invite you to contact us at 1-913-271-3554 to learn more about your options. For healthcare providers working with birth parents, we have developed a guide to assist you in providing support and resources for expectant parents considering adoption. You can view our Adoption Guide for Healthcare Providers Working with Birth Parents here.