Finding Help while Pregnant and Considering Adoption in Texas
As a pregnant woman who is contemplating placing her baby for adoption, you likely have many questions and concerns about the process. We understand that you wish to make the right decisions for yourself and your baby. How will I pick the perfect adoptive family for myself and my child? What type of adoption do I want for myself and my baby—an open, semi-open, or closed adoption? Thankfully, Adoption Choices of Texas is here to help. We have composed this resource of options you can consider when finding help while pregnant and considering adoption in Texas. This resource will help any pregnant woman who wishes to put together the best adoption plan for herself and have a safe, healthy pregnancy.
- Begin Outlining Your Adoption Plan
Making an adoption plan will help every step of the way and give you time to contemplate what you want life to look like after your baby is born and the adoption is finalized.
Once you decide on adoption, it will help by staying in touch with your support system and adoption counselor to begin the process. Will your baby’s father be part of the adoption plan? Will you want the adoptive family to come with you to doctor’s appointments? What are you looking for in adoptive parents? Are you hoping for an open, semi-open, or closed adoption? Would you prefer your adoptive family to be in the room with you when the baby is born? How do you see yourself handling saying goodbye to your child once it’s time?
After these questions are answered, you will be able to better prepare yourself for life during your pregnancy and after the adoption.
- Reach Out to Your Support System
When you go through an emotional experience, you probably lean on those in your life who you trust and care for. Maybe you trust and depend on your mother, father, grandparents, aunt, uncle, older sibling, or godparent. Would you consider joining an online or in-person support group for pregnant women considering placing their baby for adoption? If in school, you might want to open up to a school counselor or teacher. Who would you be comfortable talking about our pregnancy with? Because you might place your baby for adoption, who do you see helping you with your adoption plan?
Remember, what’s important is that those closest to you will assist you through this emotional experience and assist you in getting back to life pre-pregnancy.
- Make Plans for Life After the Baby is Born
No matter the circumstances, pregnancy and contemplating placing a child for adoption is tough for any birth mother to deal with. But once your baby’s adoption is finalized, you will likely be able to return to life pre-pregnancy and adoption and begin planning the future you’re aiming for. What were your plans before you got pregnant? What is a career you’ve always hoped for? Anywhere specific you’d like to live once life gets back to normal? Do you see yourself one day being a mother? What would you have to achieve to become the woman your child would be proud of?
If you find yourself struggling to come up with a plan for your future, you will likely benefit from talking to those in your support system.
Is Considering Adoption the Right Choice for Me?
If you are contemplating placing your baby for adoption, Adoption Choices of Texas has assisted many birth mothers and adoptive parents through their pregnancy and adoption experience. We are here to assist you through this journey and to remind you that you are not alone.
Because you are pregnant and likely considering placing your baby for adoption, we understand your reasons for choosing to go down this path. Maybe you cannot financially care for yourself and your child. Maybe you do not have the support needed to get through pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood. You might not have wanted to be a mother or already are a mother and do not wish for more children. It’s possible you are a student who is focused on graduating. Maybe you are working towards your dream career or planning to move.
No matter your reasons, this is one of the most responsible choices any birth mother can make. It is one you should be proud of because of how much love you have for your baby.
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!
Meet the author: Amanda Glover is a recent graduate from Savannah College of Art & Design in Atlanta, Georgia. She has earned her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Writing. Amanda is currently editing her first novel. Besides being a published novelist, her dreams include singing in a musical, becoming a figure skater, and traveling to Europe.
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