Your Options for an Unplanned Pregnancy
By Bruce Kong
An unplanned pregnancy is a frightening experience, and when it pops up, you’re left alone with your thoughts and emotions. Most of the time, many birth mothers who experience an unplanned pregnancy will not know what to do half of the time. That is why it’s important to sit down with people you are close with and discuss your options; others scope out agencies or a counselor for guidance.
However, you may want to consider your goals before selecting an option. Take time to reflect on the future and how you want to shape it because once you have made your decision, there’s no turning back. And whether it be a Colorado adoption or the decision to raise the child, you are still in charge of the outcome.
Below are the options for an unexpected pregnancy and a few resources available for you.
Parenting Your Baby
Raising your child is a beautiful thing, and there are countless stories of birth mothers who share their experiences about deciding to keep the child. It’s a journey that challenges them to grow out of their comfort zones and force their hand of maturity. Watching your child grow up is an unforgettable journey that every parent will never regret.
However, while raising your child may have its advantages, some obstacles will show up unexpectedly.
Finances are a sensitive topic for everyone when it’s combined with raising a child. Medical care and future expenses that come with raising a child can be expensive. Fortunately, there are local and national support groups that are available to assist you with money, insurance needs, and emotional support.
Choosing a Colorado Adoption
This option is highly recommended for anyone that cannot raise a child. But that does not mean you as an individual are not capable of raising one: it means that you are being responsible for yourself and the future care of your child.
Steps Needed For an Adoption
When you partner with Adoption Choices of Colorado, we’ll take you through the necessary steps of adoption, which include the following:
Planning finance assistance, selecting the different types of adoptions, and reviewing family profiles.
- Choosing an adopting family will be the next step of the process, and it’s important that when you are reviewing the available families, you are looking at what options will be right for your baby.
- Once you have chosen your adoptive family and are near giving birth, the next step in the Adoption Process will be a hospital plan. Think about who you want to be present at the hospital. Do you want to take pictures with your child and the adoptive family? Do you want visitors? Do you want to name your baby after you’ve given birth? These questions will be important to consider during the hospital plan.
- The final step in the process will be to plan a support plan. After you have given birth and the baby goes home with their new family, you will need to rest and take a moment for yourself. The Adoption Process is a long and extensive journey. You will need a few days to recover and reflect on everything that happened. Once you’ve done that – and if you feel that it’s the appropriate time – finding post-placement support is an important part that has a positive effect on your emotional health.
Termination of the Pregnancy
Terminating a pregnancy is a sensitive topic to cover, and people are scared to consider it an option during an unwanted pregnancy. When the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe on November 3, 2020, people were left with options that they did not see fit their needs.
However, in 2022, Colorado enacted statutory protections for abortion as a fundamental right, meaning that anyone who resides in Colorado has access to abortion without facing legal consequences from out-of-state investigations. You can find more information about abortion in Colorado here.
Still Uncertain on How to Move Forward with Your Unplanned Pregnancy?
Your options are not limited, and at Adoption Choices of Colorado, we strive to take care of you and your child. We will provide you with professional counselors that share empathy in an unintended pregnancy.
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.