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Homeless, Pregnant, Abused, and Choosing Adoption in Texas

By River Jean-Noel

Pregnancy is often a hopeful and exciting milestone. For some, however, becoming pregnant can be one more burden to deal with. Abuse, homelessness, and other unsafe situations can make pregnancy lose its charm for a couple.

If you find yourself pregnant while experiencing abuse or homelessness, know that you are not alone. Don’t lose hope. There are resources available to help you if you’d like to place your baby for adoption. 

It’s Okay to Choose Adoption

Being in a tough situation doesn’t define your worth. Although you may be struggling in an unstable situation now, that doesn’t mean it will last permanently. Don’t feel ashamed about considering adoption for your unplanned pregnancy. Adoption is a selfless choice to make when your situation isn’t suitable for raising a child. 

Women choose adoption for a variety of reasons. It’s certainly reasonable to place your baby for adoption if you are in an unsafe situation. Abuse, homelessness, and emotional instability are all valid reasons to place a baby for adoption. 

It’s also okay to recognize that having a baby wouldn’t be good for your mental health. If you’re in a harmful situation, raising a baby can multiply anxieties and fears. Another life will be dependent on you for protection and care. Choosing adoption with these factors in mind does not mean you are giving up, though. You are never giving up; you are responsibly planning a safer, stable life for your child.

How to Get Adoption Help

There are dozens of resources available to help expectant mothers who want to create an adoption plan. The first step in locating these resources is searching for trusted, qualified adoption centers in your area. A generic search like “place baby adoption” will pull up a variety of relevant information. Or, you can add your specific state or city to widen or narrow down your results. For example, if you’re in Texas, you may search for “Texas adoption center.” Alternatively, you can add the city’s name and search “adoption San Antonio TX.” For help in another language, searching “adopción de bebes” can bring up resources from agencies that have information in Spanish. 

When you’ve decided on an adoption agency you’d like to work with, give them a call. Explain your situation as much as you’re comfortable with. The adoption staff should be non-judgmental, empathetic, and supportive. Once you explain what you’re going through, the adoption professional should provide you with a list of available resources. If they know of any outside organizations that can help, they should direct you there. 

Also, take the opportunity to ask for general adoption info. Ask as many questions about the adoption process as you can think of. It can help ease your anxiety when you know what to expect about the process. 

Adoption Choices of Texas Adoption Services

If you’re thinking, “How do I start putting my child up for adoption?” Adoption Choices of Texas is here for you. We understand what you’re going through and are committed to being a resource that puts birth mother wellness first. We offer a variety of help and resources, including financial assistance, counseling, and guidance. 

No pregnant woman should have to worry about where she’ll lay her head to sleep. We can set you up with a safe place to live during and after your pregnancy. We can also help you get access to medical care to keep you and your baby healthy. You may also be eligible for assistance with bills or grocery expenses. 

Our adoption counselors are ready to provide you with undivided attention and support. We know how difficult your situation must be, and we understand how isolating abuse and homelessness must feel. When you connect with an adoption counselor, they will be available to listen and offer guidance. 

Lastly, know that you have options when it comes to what type of adoption you’d like. Due to our extensive options of adoptive parents to choose from, you can find one that matches your preferences. You’re in control and you can choose if you’d like an open, closed, or semi-open adoption. Our job is to match you with adoptive families who share the same preference. 

Adoption Choices of Texas Serves Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, and Austin

Adoption Choices of Texas is committed to serving birth mothers across multiple Texas cities. We have adoption centers located in the cities of Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, and Austin. This means no matter where you’re located in Texas. We can meet with you to help you through the adoption process. Whether it be Austin adoption, Houston adoption, or San Antonio adoption, we have you covered. We are proud to be able to extend our help to pregnant women considering adoption in these large cities. 

Bilingual staff at Adoption Choices of Texas are happy to talk about adopción de bebes in your native language. 

Adoption Choices of Texas can help you gain control of your situation when you feel like you have none. You do not deserve to be abused and alone while pregnant. If you want to plan for your and your baby’s future by considering adoption, contact Adoption Choices of Texas today. 

If you have become a victim of abuse, seek help immediately by reaching out to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. 1 800-799-7233

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