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Can I Place My Child for Adoption if I am Dealing with Addiction?

Millions of Americans struggle with some form of addiction. It is a long, hard, and emotional journey to reach a point of recovery. The path to recovery may be even more challenging and emotional if you find yourself unexpectedly pregnant. 

If you are addicted, pregnant, and considering adoption, get the help that you need now, you can call us at 888-307-3340, text us at 888-307-3340, or email us here.

A big question that is probably rushing to your mind if you are a woman who is dealing with addiction while also dealing with an unplanned pregnancy is, can I place my child for adoption if I am dealing with addiction

The answer is yes! Adoption Choices of Texas, as well as other adoption agencies, will work with any birth mother, regardless of the struggles she is dealing with. We will be there with you through the challenges of adoption and addiction. You will never be alone on this journey. 

Addiction can Happen to pregnant women too

One of the most important things to remember is that addiction affects everyone. 

Addiction does not discriminate. Individuals of all ages, genders, ethnicities, religions, socioeconomic standings, and backgrounds can be affected by addiction. Whatever form of addiction that you are currently dealing with, this will not diminish your selfless choice of placing your child for adoption. It does not make you any less than other birth mothers who are not struggling with addiction. 

You are making a difficult, loving, and courageous decision and your addiction does not lessen that at all.  

Can I get in Legal Trouble for being addicted and pregnant?

If you are a birth mother who is dealing with addiction, a frequent and understandable question that may be running through your mind could be: Will I be reported to the authorities because of my addiction issues? 

Absolutely not! 

Adoption Choices of Texas will never report you for your dealings with substance addiction. We would never put you or your baby in a situation that could cause you a great amount of stress, anxiety, or fear. When you reach out to us and are wanting to begin the path to placing your child for adoption, all of your information is one-hundred percent confidential. You will never have to worry about being in any legal trouble while you are working with our team. 

There is an Adoptive Family for Your Baby

A common concern that birth mothers who are dealing with substance abuse have, is that because of their addiction issues their baby will not be adopted by an adoptive family. This is a very common and understandable concern. A very natural one as well, and there’s no shame in it.

But, you need to know that your struggles with addiction will not prevent or cause issues with your baby’s adoption. 

Potential adoptive families all over the state — from Houston to Fort Worth, from El Paso to Dallas, TX — are willing and ready to take a child into their home, regardless of any challenges that you or your child may face. It may be a deal-breaker for some potential adoptive families, but most adoptive families will gladly welcome your child into their lives! 

Your Health is Our Priority during the Adoption Process 

Whether or not you are dealing with addiction, your health is our number one priority. However, if you are a birth mother struggling with a form of addiction, your health will be an even greater priority in your adoption journey. 

When you are healthy, your baby will be healthy. If you are willing, we will recommend that you undertake some form of treatment for your addiction. This could be in the form of an in-patient treatment center or one-on-one counseling with a qualified therapist. No matter what you need to get yourself healthy, happy, and at peace, we will be there to support you through it. 

The process of recovery is never easy. But, you can take solace in that you will never be alone on this journey! 

Can I Place My Child for Adoption if I am Dealing with Addiction?

Americans of all ages, races, backgrounds, and socioeconomic standings deal with addiction. Birth mothers are no different. While dealing with the struggles of substance abuse, birth mothers have to also cope with the emotions of placing their child for adoption. 

At Adoption Choices of Texas, we want you to know that no matter what life circumstance you are in, we will be there with you through this difficult process. Your addiction will not affect your experience with us at all. We will be there with you through not only your adoption process but if you are willing, your recovery journey as well. 

Because, at the end of the day, you are making a difficult decision and you deserve support, acceptance, and love no matter what you are going through! 

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!

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