3 Things You Need to Know About Unplanned Pregnancy and Adoption for Pregnant Women
Unplanned pregnancy frequently happens more often than external viewers believe. Many mothers such as yourself take precautions to prevent pregnancy, but sometimes those steps taken prove not trustworthy. Mothers find themselves pregnant with a child they did plan for or expect. That is what you may be facing while reading this, and unfortunately, you are not in the financial place you should be in order to raise a child. To add on, the environment you are in is not the best or safe for yourself and your unborn baby. Now you have two options to utilize other than raising the child, which is terminating the pregnancy. But, you have decided against such based on personal reasons and not believing in such. The only option left is adoption which is where we, Adoption Choices of Texas, come in.
As a qualified adoption agency, we have helped and assisted multiple birth mothers for years in finding adoptive parents for their unborn child. We have endured multiple mothers that are unaware of adoption in multiple ways. We decided to create a list of information for you if you are considering putting your unborn child up for adoption.
1. The Adoption Process at Adoption Choices of Texas
We have a thorough adoption process that may seem like a lot when reading it, but it becomes easier once you begin the adoption process. During the entire process, we support and can provide for you.
Step 1: After you find out you are pregnant with an unplanned baby, you may be weighing your options. That can last for months. As an adoption agency, we don’t believe in rushing you pertaining to putting your unborn or born child up for adoption. But, when you do find out, you are pregnant, seek medical attention right away.
Step 2: Weigh your options when deciding to put your baby up for adoption or not. Ask yourself multiple questions pertaining to if you can raise the child or not. Writing down a list is even better and helps you notice if you can do such.
Step 3: If you come to the realization that you can’t raise the child or don’t want to terminate your pregnancy, come to us for adoption. If you decide to put your baby up for adoption, contact us as soon as possible by phone or through our portal.
Step 4: You will create an adoption plan that is a detailed outline of needs of your during the pregnancy, including the type of adoption you can implement. Also, if you do decide to change your mind and keep your baby to raise, we can provide you with resources to support yourself and your unborn baby. We will definitely answer questions you have, so never hesitate to ask any at all.
Step 5: We understand you are pregnant with the baby and carry your unborn child, but the father of your child still has rights in Texas. Depending on the situation and presence of the father of your child, his rights can be expunged with the necessary documentation. That is a task we can assist you with.
Step 6: An adoptive family needs to choose which task is left up to you, or we can do so with permission from you, of course. Contact between yourself and the potential adoptive family is a beautiful time, but we completely understand if you don’t want any contact at all.
Step 7: Stay healthy in every aspect during your pregnancy which is important for you and the baby. This means keeping up with doctors’ appointments and attending to them are extremely important.
Step 8: After you give birth to your beautiful baby, he/she shall go home with their adoptive parents. But, you have 48 hours after your child’s birth to relinquish your parental rights.
Step 9: We offer therapy after your child’s adoption in relation to supporting you while you mentally come to terms with the adoption. It is called post-placement support, which is free of charge without you having to worry about expenses.
2. What Stress and Unhealthy Eating Can Cause During Your Pregnancy?
Stress is very detrimental during pregnancy, and unhealthiness, in general, can affect your pregnancy. During pregnancy, you are aware of staying away from toxic items such as alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, and more. That is always promoted during pregnancy because it can be a habit and addictive matter for plenty of birth mothers. Not you in particular, but of course, knowing this is important. You may not be aware of ways in which stress and eating can affect you and your baby.
Of course, you should know stress can affect your body gravely, causing high blood pressure and even disease related to your heart. You might not even know until you have a doctor’s appointment, which is why it is important to keep up with them. Your stress can affect the birth of the baby. Instead of being pregnant the whole nine months, you can have your baby prematurely. The baby can have a sickness and be severely underweight. The same can be said about eating unhealthy food, which can cause more consequences than can withstand after birth. That being heartburn, high blood sugar, cholesterol issues, and more. When your baby is born, they can have certain birth defects and even be born prematurely. Adoption Choices of Texas can help you eliminate and decrease these issues.
3. Financial Assistance
If you are facing financial hardships, we can support and help you if you come and ask for our assistance. We can cover medical bills, which we are serious about because health is important. To add on, we can find housing for you and help you with finances pertaining to transportation or food. This all happens during the duration of your pregnancy. A month after your baby is born, such coverage shall stop, but if you still need help, we can find resources for you to receive such.
Never Be Ashamed to Seek Adoption Services During A Time of Need
We are a private adoption agency located in Texas that helps local women. You can come to us anytime with various locations in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Irving, San Antonio, Corpus, and Rio Grande Valley. If you would like to know more about us before contacting us, please visit our website. If you would like to contact us, there is no rush with a 24/7 service, and you can contact us by call, text, or through our portal. We are always available while trying to build families!
As an expectant woman or birth parent, to learn more about adoption, contact Adoption Choices of Texas. You can call us at 888-307-3340, text us at 888-307-3340, or email us here. If you are hoping to adopt, please visit us here. We look forward to helping you through your adoption journey!
Adoption Choices of Texas es la única agencia de adopción con servicios completamente en esapñol en el estado de Texas. Si está embarazada y necesita ayuda, llámenos o envíenos un mensaje de texto y uno de nuestros especialistas en adopción podrá ayudarlo. Podemos ayudarte con la adopcion de niños. Para obtener más información sobre el proceso de adopción como una mujer embarazada o una madre biológica, comuníquese con Adoption Choices of Texas. Para español llamar: 888-510-5029
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