Anxiety, Pregnant, and Choosing Adoption
An unplanned pregnancy is one of life’s most disruptive surprises, regardless of your age or situation. As you consider your unplanned pregnancy options, you might be searching for a sign. Anything that screams, “Yes, adoption is right for you!” Unfortunately, you probably won’t get that big, flashing, clear sign. Your situation is unique and honestly, only you can know what is best for you and only can decide what’s best for your unborn baby. Fortunately, there are little signs that might help you with choosing to place your baby for adoption.
If any of these signs resonate with you, and you need adoption help now, please call or text us at 303-670-4673 (HOPE) or visit us at Adoption Choices of Colorado.
The financial pressure of pregnancy is overwhelming
Finances can cause such strong anxiety that it has become a common cause for declining mental health. This stress is only compounded by an unplanned pregnancy, which creates new financial demands. If you’re going to spend your entire pregnancy filled with anxiety and how you will afford to raise a child, adoption might be the right decision. With our Colorado adoption agency, pregnant women who decide to put their baby up for adoption with an adoption plan receive financial assistance for pregnancy-related expenses. This covers medical bills, legal bills, living and transportation costs, and supportive counseling.
You have mental health concerns (anxiety, depression, addiction)
If you have experienced or are currently experiencing a mental health problem you may be considering adoption. Maybe you have chronic anxiety, depression, or a substance addiction and don’t feel ready or capable of having a baby. There is no reason to feel ashamed nor guilty. Some women who have been diagnosed with bi-polar, schizophrenia, or other mood disorders have made the decision to put their baby up for adoption. Mental health problems are not a reason to or not to choose adoption. We have a staff of licensed counselors prepared to navigate your mental health history and help you make a decision that you feel confident and comfortable with.
You do want to parent or you are not ready to be a parent
Beyond pregnancy, there’s a whole life of parenting ahead. What does your gut instinct tell you when you think about that? It’s normal to be nervous. But if you go beyond nervous and into all-out fear, then your body/heart/mind is trying to tell you something. It may not be time for you to be a parent. And that’s okay! There is no shame in not wanting to be a parent or not being ready to be a parent. Many birth mothers go on to have families later in life even after choosing adoption. And some others place a 2nd and even 3rd child for adoption. If it’s not the right time, if it’s never the right time, this is your right. You can choose adoption and create a new opportunity for yourself, for an adoptive family, and for your child.
The birth father is unknown or unsupportive
Being in a supportive relationship does make an impact on parenting. A reliable partner can provide support, encouragement, love, and assistance through your pregnancy and obviously, into parenthood. If the father of the baby is unknown or doesn’t want to be involved in parenting, especially if you are not interested in being a single mother, adoption might be a good choice for you. We can help you with all the details of finding out who the birth father is and/or contacting an unsupportive birth father to gain consent and parental relinquishment.
You want a better life for your baby that you are unable to provide
You’ll read it a dozen times over, “give up baby for adoption“. Adoption is not giving up. Adoption is giving a chance, giving life, giving love… but never giving up. Women who choose adoption choose adoption because they love their baby and want to give them what they feel is best. It’s honestly brave and quite self-less. And with open adoption in modern-day adoptions, a relationship can even be built with the adoptive family and your child. Often, seeing firsthand your child thrive in life make a positive impact in knowing you made the right decision.
Choosing a Colorado Adoption Agency
If you need adoption help now, please call or text us at 303-670-4673 (HOPE) or visit us at Adoption Choices of Colorado. 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). If you are hoping to adopt, please contact us here.