Homeless, Abused, and Pregnant: Choosing Adoption in Colorado
by Jaclyn Prasa
If you are in the midst of difficult circumstances, such as homelessness and abuse, it might not be the best time, nor the safest environment, to welcome a baby. To face an unplanned pregnancy can be scary, especially if you feel like you do not have the right resources to care for your pregnancy. Luckily, Adoption Choices of Colorado is here to assist you.
We offer birth mothers several resources for safety, financial security, health, and healing.
1. Safe Housing Through Your Unplanned Pregnancy
If you are down on your luck, homeless, and suffering from abuse, bringing an innocent and vulnerable baby into an unsafe situation is probably the last thing you want to do. Each day can be a struggle. That may be a reason why you seek adoption in Colorado. You do not want your baby to struggle. First, your difficult situation may seem inescapable, but we are here to help you through it. If you are in an abusive partnership, the first step is to leave that situation. Any harm to you can risk your pregnancy. We want to protect you.
If eligible, Adoption Choices of Colorado can provide you with safe and comfortable housing. Living in a reliably safe home can be a relief to you. Therefore, it can allow you the time and energy to nourish your pregnancy. We can also assist you post-placement to find you a safe place to stay.
2. Financial Assitance Throughout Your Adoption
Based on your needs, Adoption Choices of Colorado can assist you financially. As a homeless birth mother seeking adoption, it is likely that you will require extra help. That is not a problem. We offer financial support to assist with rent, utility bills, maternity clothing, doctor’s appointments, etc.
Adoption Choices of Colorado understands the emotional strength it takes to put up a baby for adoption. We hope to make the process as comfortable for you as we can. You will not need to worry about your living situation with safe housing or fret over finances during the adoption process. Instead, it might allow you the time to consider and plan for your hopeful future.
Once you contact your local adoption agency in Denver, you’ll work one-on-one with an adoption counselor. Together, you will set up your adoption plan. It will include the financial plan; your chosen adoptive family will cover some of your financial needs. Based on what you choose from the adoption options (open adoption, semi-open adoption, or closed adoption), you may have additional support and communication with that adoptive family. Ultimately, everyone’s goal in this process is to ensure that you and your baby are safe and healthy.
3. Medical Assistance
An essential part of your pregnancy is prenatal care. It might seem daunting. Doctors can be intimidating, especially if you haven’t seen one in a while. You’ll learn the right kind of nutrients you and your baby need. Additionally, the checkups may be vital for you in case you have any deficiencies from your prior living arrangement. If you are nervous and have decided on open adoption, you might choose to communicate with your adoptive family for moral support. Or there is always your adoption counselor who can help.
Your adoption counselor can assist you in finding a doctor, making appointments, planning payment methods, and setting up transportation. Your health checkups have been decided and planned already in the adoption and birthing plan with your adoption counselor. Therefore, there shouldn’t be any surprises for you. Ultimately, the only thing you need to do is to show up for the checkups to care for your’s and your baby’s health.
4. Emotional Support and Adoption Counceling
Adoption Choices of Colorado offers emotional support counseling for you, 24/7, throughout the adoption process and afterward. You may be going through a lot as a homeless birth mother who has suffered from abuse. There may be a lot of troubles and upsets that have weighed upon you for years.
You may fear the emotional impact of placing your baby up for adoption could impress upon you. It is a difficult thing you are choosing to do, but you are acting in love by offering your baby more than you can currently give. You are giving yourself and your baby hope.
Throughout the adoption process in Colorado and post-placement, we are available to you through any woe or worry. Your emotional health is just as important as your physical health. It is crucial that you feel supported and heard. We will be here to listen to you cope so that, eventually, you can heal.
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.