Choosing Adoption with a Teen Pregnancy
Finding out you are pregnant as a teenager can be a shock. You may be feeling overwhelmed and afraid, especially when you consider all the choices you must soon make. It is important to know that adoption is one of your choices! We have been guiding women of all ages through the adoption process. As a teen birth mother, you have the right to be involved in every step of the adoption process. If you are seeking information for adoption in Dallas, adoption in Austin, or adoption in Houston, TX, we have been helping birth mothers for over ten years. We are available by phone at 945-444-0333 or by email. We have the experience to support you and help you through what may be a frightening life situation.
Questions at the beginning of the Adoption Process
If you have recently found out you are pregnant, please seek medical care. Eliminating any alcohol or drug use is also important for the health of your unborn baby. Once you complete those first steps, you will undoubtedly have questions at the beginning of your adoption process:
- Changes will be coming. Am I ready for these changes?
- Before finding out I was pregnant, what were my future goals? What are they now?
- How will I support myself and my unborn baby? What is the cost of the items I will need? Diapers? Baby formula? Crib? Clothing?
- Will I be able to handle a baby and school? Will I be able to go to college?
- How am I going to tell my family and friends?
- What about the birth father? How does he fit into the picture?
- How will putting my child up for adoption affect the rest of my life?
As a teen birth mom, we understand your thinking may be all over the place. Adoption Choices of Texas can sit down with you and discuss these and any other questions you may have.
Adoption may seem scary, but you are brave to decide what kind of life is possible for your unborn baby. There are many reasons why adoption is chosen, especially for a teen birth mom. You may still be in school and still a child yourself. Becoming a parent is a life-long responsibility. If you are looking for adoption agencies in Dallas or possibly adoption in Austin, don’t worry. We have adoption agencies across all of Texas. As a teen birth mom, you may not feel comfortable coming into one of our agencies. Adoption Choices of Texas can meet you at a public or private location.
Next steps in the adoption process
Adoption Choices of Texas can help you understand a Texas adoption. Even though you are a teenager, as the birth mom, you have the right to make all the decisions. We can guide you through the adoption process with gentleness. We will help you come up with an adoption plan. There is a lot to think about, and we have experience. How will the father of the baby be involved? What is the process of choosing the adoptive family like? What kind of birth do I want? How can I keep myself safe and healthy? When considering adoption in Dallas or wherever you may live, these are questions we can help you answer during the adoption process in Texas.
A birth mother is allowed to sign the adoption papers 48 hours after the birth in Texas. Our adoption specialists offer various kinds of counseling and support even after birth. Adoption Choices of Texas can help you make an adoption plan. You will decide on the amount of contact between yourself, the baby, and the adoptive family, before and after birth. It’s best to make your decision early on in your pregnancy. Deciding early in your pregnancy gives you time to process all the information and develop the best adoption plan. Remember, even though you are young, you have teen pregnancy options. A teen birth mom has the right to be involved in the adoption plan.
What kind of support is available to birth moms
Adoption Choices of Texas can help you find all the assistance you need. Our adoption agencies can help a birth mother with reasonable living expenses. We can help with transportation needs. We know going through a pregnancy, especially as a young, pregnant teen, can disrupt your life. You may need help with expenses during the pregnancy or even after the baby’s birth. Our adoption agencies can see if you are eligible for any particular aid.
Our adoption agencies will provide all legal help, including an attorney. We will pay all the legal fees of the adoption process. We are here to help you heal and return to what your daily life was before getting pregnant. Adoption Choices of Texas provides pre and post-adoption counseling. Most importantly, we offer emotional support and a judgment-free environment. You may be dealing with challenging emotions after the birth and adoption. We offer support post-adoption.
You do not have to go through an unplanned teen pregnancy alone
We want all teenage birth mothers to know that their voice is essential and being heard. You will make the decisions for yourself and your unborn baby. Adoption Choices of Texas will make the journey with you. We are here 24/7. You can contact us by phone, text, 945-444-0333, or email. You can make an appointment with one of our adoption counselors. We can discuss your options and offer different types of adoption assistance, even if you are unsure about adoption. We are on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat @adoptctx and TikToc @adoptionchoicestx. Please know you do not have to go through this alone.