Choosing Adoption in Domestic Violence Situations
By Madeline McRae
In this day and age, domestic abuse accounts for more than 15% of all violent crimes. Unfortunately, many women endure domestic violence in their homes. While many struggles with this, it is the last thing they want their unborn baby to grow up with. That is why many birth mothers seek out adoption. With that statistic, it is vital to get this information about what women can do to protect themselves and their future child. Knowing what you can do may help you or a friend out of a dangerous situation. What you can do right now is try to stay as calm as possible. Our adoption specialists in Adoption Choices of Colorado are here to get you all the help you need throughout this time. If you need adoption help now, please call or text us at 303-670-4673 (HOPE) or visit us at Adoption Choices of Colorado.
Find a Safe Environment When in a Domestic Violence Situation
If you are in an unsafe environment and are able to leave, it’s best to try to get out of it as safely as possible. Contact professionals such as the authorities or someone of equal measure. After that, you may be placed in a safe house where you are able to get on your feet again. Either financially, emotionally, or whatever it may be. Having a safe environment to plan out what you want to do for the adoption plan may help you pick the best and safest path.
Contact Adoption Agency
Choosing to contact Adoption Choices of Colorado would be your best bet in finding more information about how you can deal with an abusive or violent partner. Luckily it is possible to start the adoption process without the father’s consent if the court deems them unfit to parent. What matters is the trust and openness you have with the court system as well as the adoption agency in Denver. Many adoption counselors may advise you of your rights depending on your state and how to put a child up for adoption.
Getting Protection Before and After Your Adoption
After getting in contact with Adoption Choices of Colorado, it is important for you to get in contact with authorities if you are still in danger. Such as a safe house or local/state authorities. Setting up any precautions, like restraining orders, that might be needed to keep you safe is of utmost importance.
Staying Safe Throughout Your Adoption
The situation of domestic and violent relationships is an extreme and dangerous one. It is important for you to keep your safety in mind. If you are pregnant and considering adoption, make sure to follow steps that will keep the safety of you and the future child in mind. Contact Adoption Choices of Colorado and authorities in your area and get to a safe environment as soon as you can, either by loved ones or professionals that you can trust. If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and want to learn more about your adoption options, contact Adoption Choices of Colorado by email, phone, or text: Email Us, Text us: 720-371-1099, Call us: 303-670-4673 (HOPE). Are you hoping to adopt? Please contact us here. If you are someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, call Domestic Violence Assistance at 702-451-4203. Visit Safe House for more information
If you are in immediate danger, call 9-1-1.