We Provide Pregnant Women Housing when Choosing Adoption in Colorado
Pregnancy is a challenging experience, both physically and mentally. There are also added difficulties of choosing adoption, navigating those emotional complexities, and selecting an adoptive family to place your child with. You shouldn’t have to worry about having a safe place to live on top of that. The added stress of not having a safe environment to live in can be detrimental to the health of you and the baby.
We have good news for you! You’ve come to the right place! At Adoption Choices of Colorado, we provide pregnant women housing when choosing adoption.
What Housing Assistance Covers for Birth Mothers
Housing assistance entails finding court-approved living expenses for birth mothers whose home life may be compromised in some way. We can also help with the essential expenses such as rent, utilities, food, and other important items. It can be immensely difficult to return to everyday life after placing your baby for adoption. We want to do whatever we can to help.
In order to be a birth mother, you have to be responsible for yourself and the child that you are carrying. It’s hard to rest in a place where you don’t feel safe. If you’re compromised financially,you may be wrestling with where to cut corners in order to make ends meet and not be buried by expenses. It’s very important that you don’t do this. We want to support you and your baby. We want you both to be well and healthy. To have a healthy pregnancy, you need to have heat, water, and a warm bed to sleep in at night. These are essential rights that belong to every human, and are absolutely vital to the health of a pregnant future birth mother.
Emergency Housing for Birth Mothers
If a situation calls for it, Adoption Choices of Colorado can temporarily place birth mothers in hotels. This is strictly for emergency situations, where the immediate safety of birth mothers is being called into question. The hotel offers a temporary refuge where birth mothers need to be separated from the trauma of their home life, or lack thereof.
Following this emergency placement, they can then be relocated to a more long-term housing facility. If there is an immediate threat or emergency situation, then your well-being is our top priority. Do not hesitate to inform us of any situation where you feel unsafe! We will always be there to support you.
How Long Housing Assistance Lasts for Birth Mothers
Housing assistance for birth mothers can last for the duration of your pregnancy, and up to 4-6 weeks following delivery. We want you to feel safe and cared for throughout your pregnancy and adoption journey, and we want to provide shelter to you should your situation require it. Also, it can be especially challenging to return to life as normal following the placement of a child for adoption. We want to support you there too, so you won’t have to worry about rent or other expenses. This also gives you the opportunity to look towards your future. If your financial responsibilities have been lifted, even just for a brief period of time, you can explore ways to further your education and your career. We can help you figure out a new direction in life, and start you on a better and more productive path.
Part of the way that we help birth mothers heal and move forward with their lives is through our counseling process. We offer free counseling services to birth mothers and their immediate families. We are partnered with another organization known as Lifetime Healing. Their central mission is to provide education on the adoption process, and support for birth mothers in post placement. There is no timetable on grief, and we don’t underestimate what you’re going through. If you’re struggling with difficult feelings and don’t know where life is going to take you next, you are not alone. We offer support groups, as well as personal sessions that will help you unpack all of those tough feelings.
You’re Part of a Unique Situation as a Birth Mother
We provide pregnant women housing when choosing adoption in Colorado because we want to help. Navigating an unplanned pregnancy is scary. Having to deal with a compromised living situation on top of that is nearly unthinkable. You deserve a safe place to rest your head at night. You deserve a home, especially while you are carrying your baby. You may feel isolated, scared, and unsure about what decisions to make or who to turn to. However, when you make the choice to become a birth mother, you become a part of a unique extended family known as the adoption triad. There are other women who know and understand your feelings, and you can come together to promote healing and growth.
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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