If you have just discovered you are pregnant and you are in an abusive relationship or have a protective order against the birth father, adoption is an option!
Many women have come to Adoption Choices of Texas suffering from the physical and psychological effects of rape or abuse during pregnancy and even after the baby is born. She realizes that this is not the environment she wants to raise a child and placing her child for adoption is responsible, brave, and healthy.
Domestic abuse during pregnancy puts you and your unborn child in danger. It increases the risk of miscarriage, infection, premature birth, and injury or death to the baby. It can also cause women to experience emotional and mental health problems, such as stress and anxiety, which can affect the development of the baby.
“Do you need the birth father’s consent to put a baby up for adoption?”
Birth fathers have the same rights as birth mothers in most states. In order to ensure that adoption is legally safe, we make every effort obtain his permission to move forward with the adoption process. Your adoption counselor is trained to make this process as smooth as safe and stress free as it can be.
You do not have to do this alone! If you are in a dangerous situation, pregnant, and considering adoption, contact Adoption Choices of Texas. You can call us at 888-307-3340, text us at 888-307-3340, or email us here.