I’m Pregnant Again: Can I Place My Baby for Adoption with the Same Agency?
Chances are, if you are reading this post, you have recently discovered that you are pregnant again, and feeling scared and panicked. Especially considering you just went through the adoption process for your last pregnancy. Your situation hasn’t changed. You still aren’t able to physically, mentally or financially care for a baby. A million questions, fears and emotions are running through your mind.
- How could I let this happen?
- How can I make it through this a second time?
- Can I place my baby for adoption with the same agency as before?
Remember that we at Adoption Choices of Texas are here to assist you through this; whether it is your first pregnancy or third!
Unplanned Pregnancies are Not Shameful
Shame is a common feeling that women who find themselves pregnant again after going through an adoption process after their first pregnancy. You may have asked yourself questions like: How can I go through this a second time?
You have nothing to be ashamed of! It is important to remember that during women’s lifetimes, there is a window of around thirty-five years that they could become pregnant.
Thirty-five years is a very long time for women to be expected to be perfect. So, instead of beating yourself up, remember that you are only human. Adoption Choices of Texas will always offer our compassionate and non-judgemental services to you no matter what.
Placing for Adoption with Same Agency
After making the decision that you wish to place your child for adoption, a common question may enter your mind: can I place my baby for adoption with the same agency I used for my last pregnancy?
The short answer is yes!
Our caseworkers will gladly work with you if placing your second child for adoption is your choice. The fact that you have found yourself pregnant again after going through a previous adoption plan is not an issue with us. We are here to assist you in any way that you can. We realize and understand that what you are going through is overwhelming, scary and stressful. It is our mission to help you through this, regardless if you have worked with us before or not.
You will be met with the same respect, empathy and positivity that you experienced with your last pregnancy. You are not alone!
Create Your Adoption Plan
The process of adoption will be just the same as your previous experience. Our team will work with you to create a new adoption plan based on your current needs and situation.
This plan will include procedures such as:
- Accessing medical care
- Specifics of adoption planning
- Involvement of birth father
- Choosing the adoption family
- Signing adoption paperwork
The idea of going through an adoption plan again may sound daunting and intimidating. There are lots of factors to consider. But we are here to help you through this difficult process and will provide you with different types of services.
These services include:
- Financial assistance
- Medical care
- Transportation assistance
- Safe housing
- Supportive counseling
I’m Pregnant Again – What Do I Do?
One of the most important things for you to remember during this time is that unplanned pregnancies happen. It does not matter what your race, age or socioeconomic standing is. You are not the first birth mother to experience an unplanned pregnancy and you will not be the last.
Feeling shame and disappointment towards yourself is natural, but remember to be gentle to yourself. You are more than welcome to place with us again. We are here to support you and your child in any way we can.
You are not alone!
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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