Your Adoption Specialist will spend time with you — as much time as you need — to help you explore the different options available to you.
Is parenting right for me?
Being a parent is wonderful, but it also comes with lots of responsibility. Can you afford a baby? How will parenting effect your hopes and dreams for the future? Do you have anyone to provide much-needed support—friends, family members, or a partner? These are just some of many questions to consider, and that we’ll help you think through. We want you to be sure that adoption is right for you and your baby. And if you feel that it is, we’re here to help you move forward.
Is adoption right for me?
Adoption is beautiful, but can also be emotionally challenging. Luckily, adoption today is pretty cool. We’ll help you create your own plan, and we’ll find families for you that are comfortable with the same plan. That way, you know that the family adopting your baby wants exactly what you want. You can choose the family or not—its’ up to you. You can meet them before delivery or not—it’s up to you. You can have ongoing contact with them or not—it’s up to you. You’re in charge. And you have our support, every step of the way.
Is abortion right for me?
As you know, abortion is a very controversial matter in American society. That can make it difficult to talk about, or to feel OK about it as an option. You may want to talk to your doctor to learn more about what an abortion would involve. But in the end, this is a personal decision that only you can make.
What if I can’t decide?
You didn’t plan to be pregnant. So it’s totally natural in the beginning to feel overwhelmed and to be confused about what to do. But you can gain control of the situation, and we’re here to provide support and understanding. The first step is to spend some time thinking about parenting versus adoption. After exploring your options—and reflecting on your true feelings—you will come to a resolution within yourself, and be more at peace with your situation. Remember to listen to your heart. Only you know what feels right. Only you know what your plans and dreams are for your life, and for your baby’s.