What are My Unexpected Pregnancy Options in Colorado?
By Blessing E. Ikhimokpa
You’ve taken a pregnancy test. As you’re waiting for the results. You hope it’s not positive. When the time is up, you check the test. It reads positive. Now you’re wondering what you’re gonna do. You’re not prepared to become a birth mother. This wasn’t in your plans for your life.
If you feel like your back is against the wall because you’ve found out you’re pregnant. Don’t worry. At Adoption Choices of Colorado, we have adoption counselors that will help ease your worry. By telling you, you have options when it comes to unplanned pregnancies. Our agency has trained, experienced counselors that will help take your stress away.
If you need adoption help now, please call or text us at 303-670-4673 (HOPE) or visit us at Adoption Choices of Colorado.
What are My Unexpected Pregnancy Options?
For birth mothers dealing with an unexpected pregnancy. They have the option of raising the birth child and terminating the pregnancy. Or visiting an Adoption agency to place their birth child up for adoption. For birth mothers who are Pregnant and considering adoption. You’ll have to contact your local adoption agency. Then tell them you’re planning on placing your birth child up for adoption.
Can birth mothers in Colorado terminate their pregnancy?
In Colorado, birth mothers can terminate their pregnancy. In other states that terminating a pregnancy is illegal after 15 weeks. Birth mothers in Colorado can terminate their pregnancy at any time. This means after the birth mother has taken a pregnancy test. That same day, they can decide to go to the doctor. To terminate their pregnancy.
What are the adoption options in Colorado?
Similar to other states. Colorado has three adoption options to choose from. There is an open, semi-open, and closed adoption. Depending on the type of relationship the birth mother would like to have. It will determine which type of adoption they’ll choose.
For birth mothers planning on keeping in contact with their birth child. They can choose open adoption. In an open adoption, birth mothers can:
- Keep in contact with the birth child
- Have a relationship with the adoptive parents
- Send pictures
- Send text messages, emails
- Send and receive phone calls
- Have the adoptive parents in the birthing room
In an open adoption, birth mothers share contact information with the adoptive parents. To be able to keep in contact. But in semi-open adoption, the birth mother has decided they don’t want that. Instead, they’d be okay with the contact being made by the adoption agency. So that means the only thing they can share is photos. That the adoptive parents will send it to the adoption agency, then the birth mother will see it from them.
Now closed adoption is for the birth mothers that don’t want to be involved. Once they have given birth, they don’t want to be involved in the birth child’s life. If the birth mother would like, they still have the option to choose the adoptive parents. Otherwise, the adoption agency will choose for them.
What does the adoption process in Colorado look like?
An adoption process is what birth mothers considering adoption go through. It includes an adoption plan which is steps that will be covered during the adoption plan. That goes over:
- What type of adoption you’d like
- What type of assistance you’d like
- Who the adoptive parents will be
- Where the adoptive parents live
- The hospital/birth plan
- Whether you’d still want to counsel after the adoption process is complete
Why do birth mothers feel guilt after placing their child up for adoption?
When birth mothers place their birth child up for adoption, they sometimes feel guilty. This is because even though the birth child was unexpected. They start to feel like they could have done better. That they could have overcome the fact that it was an unplanned pregnancy, then raised the child instead. Start to wonder what their family members will think if they’ll start to think that the birth mother took the easy way out. Instead of putting her differences aside, she should have raised the birth child. Regardless of the fact, the baby was an unplanned pregnancy.
Who Can I Talk to about My Unexpected Pregnancy Options in Denver?
For birth mothers dealing with an unwanted pregnancy. They can contact their local adoption agency or go to Denver Adoption. Then tell them they’re planning on placing their birth child up for adoption. Then the local adoption agent will point the birth mother toward their adoption counselor. From there, the birth mother could schedule an appointment. Then from there, the birth mother could talk to the adoption agents. Who will help them create an adoption plan?
Dealing with an unwanted pregnancy can be stressful; don’t do it alone. 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.