Pregnant, Homeless, and Adoption
If you are pregnant with an unplanned baby and facing financial issues resulting in homelessness while in Colorado, know you are not alone. Know that you have plenty of options when it comes to the baby, such as adoption. That is how we can help you, Adoption Choices of Colorado. We are a private adoption agency located in Colorado with multiple sectors in the United States. We help local birth mothers that are striving to give their baby a better life and structure by putting them up for adoption. Here we don’t say give up because there is no notion of such when you are putting your baby in the hands of someone that will take care of them.
As an adoption agency in Colorado, we have multiple locations in Colorado, one being in the city of Denver. Just know if you are homeless, a person can have the most money and want to put their baby up for adoption. Giving your baby a better life is what matters, and don’t let your status or lack of resources prohibit you from making such decisions.
I am homeless and pregnant. What are my options?
Adoption Choices is deeply sorry you are facing struggles as a homeless person. Just know that you are not alone and should not sustain any low self-esteem due to being homeless. There is a multitude of women who are homeless and facing an unplanned pregnancy. But, since you are pregnant, we understand that keeping the baby in your care is not the safest and most authentic way to raise the child. Every child deserves a safe home where they can come to night after night and feel secure. You do have two more options other than raising the child as your own.
An option is terminating the pregnancy, which results in you not carrying the child the full term. The child will not be born, and you will not have to raise the child. Many people are morally against the termination of a pregnancy, but here we never judge any mother based upon her decisions. There are mental setbacks a birth mother face after terminating her pregnancy, and you might suffer as well, but there is not a guarantee. Just know it is completely your decision and no one else’s.
The final option is placing your child up for adoption. That is where we come in to help explain this process. Adoption is a legal process when a child is placed within the care of a couple through the permission of the courts and you as the birth mother. It is a delicate process that we handle with care due to its sensitivity of it. Though that child shall not be related to those that are in the care of, they will be loved and call them their parents!
Can I receive financial assistance from my adoption agency?
You absolutely can receive financial assistance from our adoption agency if you are struggling financially. If you are homeless, make sure to tell your caseworker as soon as possible. We can definitely begin the process of finding you a secure home and, in the midst, pay for the rent. To add on, we can pay for other necessary bills such as a phone bill, utility bill, or more. If you have no money to purchase food, we can help you with such an issue. Staying well-fed is necessary when pregnant because you are now sharing your body with someone else. Since that is the case, you are feeding for two, which means you have to intake more food than usual. But, making sure the food is healthy is important, and your caseworker or doctor can provide tips relating to such. Apart from that, we can cover your transportation fees if need be. We are trying to make you comfortable during your pregnancy and trying to rebuild your life. All the expenses shall be expelled six weeks after the birth of your baby. However, we will support you in finding ways to take care of yourself financially after our financial services are over. Just because you are homeless doesn’t mean you don’t deserve a chance at a settled life.
As for the medical side, we don’t cover any financial aspects related to adoption. That being said, your baby’s adoptive parents may provide financial support and cover the bills that are in place. However, if you would like insurance for both you and your baby, you can research and be eligible for Medicaid. That will be a great attribute in saving money while staying healthy and attending necessary appointments.
How will I keep in contact with my caseworker if I am homeless?
You never have to worry about not being able to keep in contact with your caseworker at Adoption Choices of Colorado. We will always find a way to connect with the mothers that come to our adoption agency because communication is key. If you don’t have a phone, we can definitely provide you with one and pay for the bill. That leaves no miscommunication between yourself and your caseworker. If you are in need of a phone, please let us know, and we will quickly give you one.
Are You Homeless And Thinking About Adoption? Adoption Choices of Colorado Is Here
If you are homeless, never hesitate to count on us through the different channels we possess. You can contact us through our portal to access our personal website. Also, you can call or text us. Since we are a 24 hours non-profit organization that is open seven days a week, you may contact us at any point. We will definitely respond as soon as possible and will start the adoption journey right away!
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.
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