I am pregnant and considering adoption
"Today’s adoption process places the birth mother in control"
Making a decision about an unplanned pregnancy can be very difficult. An unplanned pregnancy causes a lot of stress and getting accurate medical advice and support helps. Today we are going to consider adoption and hopefully dispel some myths for you. We want you to know that right now we hear you, we see you, and we want to help. We also want you to know ALL of your options.
You have three legal options: Parenting, Adoption, and Abortion. All of them can be life-changing. Regardless of whether you’re considering adoption, abortion, or parenting, a free ultrasound is a good first step – and we can help with that.
With an unplanned pregnancy, parenting often seems like a very distant option so we are briefly going to cover adoption today. We will continue this series with abortion next and then we will talk about parenting.
Unlike abortion, many women don’t take much time to consider adoption as a possibility. However, modern adoptions are very different from how they are portrayed in the media and how they were years ago. Today’s adoption process places the birth mother (and father) in control and makes it possible for them to plan the type of adoption they desire. Let’s discuss the myths:
Myth #1 – I will never know how my child is doing. With modern adoption there is a range of openness, not only do you get to pick the family, you also get to layout the type of relationship you want. Some parents make the decision to see their child on birthdays or to send cards and find out about how their school is going. There are many modern options when you are considering adoption.
Myth #2 – My child will think I am a horrible person – Actually, you get to set the narrative, you could be the one to tell your story to your child, one day. Considering adoption as one of your choices is courageous and selfless, you are putting the needs of others first.
Myth #3 – People will judge me and think I am being irresponsible. The opposite is actually true, exploring your options and considering an adoption plan is actually being a responsible parent. In the short term, you may feel judged but in the long term you may feel empowered knowing that your child is growing and thriving.
Thank you for reading today, we hope you learned more about adoption and the myths. We will be writing in a few weeks on abortion and we hope you will join us.
Get complete information so you can make a wise choice for yourself. Contact Alcove Health in Newport News, we provide a safe space for you to process your options, along with the medically accurate information you need to make an informed decision.