Unplanned Pregnancy: The Ultimate Guide to Adoption

Unplanned Pregnancy Options

When you are faced with an unplanned pregnancy, the options available to you are to parent, create an adoption plan or arrange for an abortion. Parenting will require you to be responsible for a baby 24 hours a day/7 days a week. If parenting is not an option, you will need to evaluate adoption or abortion. If you decide that adoption is the best plan for you and your unborn child, it will be important to find an adoption professional that you trust that will guide you through the entire process. If you choose to get an abortion it will be important for you to be counseled on any potential physical and emotional side effects. No matter what decision you make it is important that you do your research in order to make the best decision.
When you are faced with an unplanned pregnancy, the options available to you are to parent, create an adoption plan or arrange for an abortion. No matter what decision you make it is important that you do your research in order to make the best decision.
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Pregnancy Health

It is important to keep up good health habits over the course of your pregnancy. The first step to ensuring this is finding a doctor you feel comfortable with. Your doctor will inform you about what you and the baby need for nourishment and about what things you need to avoid and/or limit. Consult with your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about your health throughout your pregnancy.
It is important to keep up good health habits over the course of your pregnancy. The first step to ensuring this is finding a doctor you feel comfortable with. Consult with your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about your health throughout your pregnancy.
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Birth Mother Support

When you are faced with an unplanned pregnancy and are considering your options, receiving support is important. You may want to consider reaching out to your immediate support system, which may include the baby’s father, your family or your friends. If you are considering adoption and want confidential support, connect with an adoption profession or other Birth Mothers. There are also support groups and counseling centers that offer assistance for women facing unplanned pregnancies. Make sure to take the time to consider all of your options, build your support network and get counseling to make sure you are making the right choice for you.
When you are faced with an unplanned pregnancy and are considering your options, receiving support is important. You may want to consider reaching out to your immediate support system, which may include the baby’s father, your family or your friends. Make sure to take the time to consider all of your options, build your support network and get counseling to make sure you are making the right choice for you.
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Why Choose Adoption

When you are considering adoption, you should find an adoption professional that you can trust. The right adoption professional will make sure to advise and support you throughout your pregnancy, the birth, the placement and beyond. An adoption professional will help you through your entire adoption journey, including addressing your living expenses, helping you select an Adopting Family, discussing your options for level of contact during your pregnancy and after the birth and helping you form a birth plan. The right adoption professional will also be available to you for emotional support to make sure you are comfortable with your decision to create an adoption plan.
When you are considering adoption, you should find an adoption professional that you can trust. The right adoption professional will make sure to advise and support you throughout your pregnancy, the placement and beyond. The right adoption professional will also be available to you for emotional support to make sure you are comfortable with your decision to create an adoption plan.
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Choosing A Family

Choosing an Adopting Family will be one of the most significant decisions you will need to make.mYou will need to think about what type of parent or home you would like for your child. Start thinking about things like whether or not you want a home with a mom and a dad, a same sex family or a single parent, if you are looking for a home in a big city or a rural community, or if you want your child to be the only child or have siblings. When you have selected your Adopting Family you will have the opportunity to talk to them, Skype or perhaps even meet them in person. Selecting a family is an important decision and you need to make sure you are confident in your decision.
Choosing an Adopting Family will be one of the most significant decisions you will need to make. Start thinking about things like whether or not you want a home for your child with a mom and a dad, a same sex family or a single parent, if you are looking for a home in a big city or a rural community, or if you want your child to be the only child or have siblings.
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How To Tell Your Parents Or Boyfriend You’re Pregnant

In an adoption plan it is important for the baby’s father to be informed. He may not want involvement or he may want to support you on your adoption journey. Whatever his decision is, you will want to communicate why you have chosen adoption. Talking to your family and friends about your adoption will be a personal decision and your unique situation will determine whether or not you share your decision to choose adoption. If you have questions on how best to approach talking to the baby’s father or your family and friends, please speak with an adoption professional.
In an adoption plan it is important for the baby’s father to be informed. He may not want involvement or he may want to support you on your adoption journey. Talking to your family and friends about your adoption will be a personal decision and your unique situation will determine whether or not you share your decision to choose adoption.
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Adoption Choices

Adoptions can be open or closed or somewhere in between. You should discuss the options with your adoption professional and figure out what would work best for you. Today, most adoptions have some level of openness. This can mean anything from receiving photos and updates to coordinating visits with the Adopting Family and child. It is also important to know that contact may change during the pregnancy and after the birth and you may see an adjustment of contact over the years as your lives evolve.
Adoptions can be open or closed or somewhere in between. You should discuss the options with your adoption professional and figure out what would work best for you. Today, most adoptions have some level of openness.
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Health Care & Physical Changes For Pregnant Mothers

There will be many physical and hormonal changes your body undergoes during your pregnancy. It is important to consult with your healthcare provider and keep your scheduled appointments to discuss what to expect and to express any concerns. Pregnancy is divided into the first, second and third trimesters and during each trimester you can expect different changes. When you have a better understanding of what to expect throughout your pregnancy, you will be better prepared to take care of yourself and your unborn baby.
There will be many physical and hormonal changes your body undergoes during your pregnancy. It is important to consult with your healthcare provider and keep your scheduled appointments to discuss what to expect and to express any concerns.
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Preparing for Birth

As your due date approaches you will need to create a birth plan. If you choose a hospital birth it will help to familiarize yourself with the hospital, its procedures and to ask questions. If the hospital is not familiar with adoption processes let your adoption professional know so they can assist. Other options may include giving birth at a birth center, at home or doing a water birth. You may also want to take Lamaze classes and select a birth coach to support you during labor and delivery.
As your due date approaches you will need to create a birth plan. If you choose a hospital birth it will help to familiarize yourself with the hospital, its procedures and to ask questions. If the hospital is not familiar with adoption processes let your adoption professional know so they can assist. Other options may include giving birth at a birth center, at home or doing a water birth. You may also want to take Lamaze classes and select a birth coach to support you during labor and delivery.
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What To Pack For The Hospital

You will need to prepare a bag to take with you while you are at the hospital. In addition to the staples, some Birth Mothers choose to bring an outfit, blanket or other gift for the baby to keep after placement as a reminder of the love and bond they share. Some Birth Mothers and Adopting Parents also choose to bring a photographer to catch the special moments. It is also important for you to consider what type of involvement, if any, you want the Adopting Parent(s) to have at the hospital.
You will need to prepare a bag to take with you while you are at the hospital. In addition to the staples, some Birth Mothers choose to bring an outfit, blanket or other gift for the baby to keep after placement as a reminder of the love and bond they share.
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Hospital Stay

When your birth plan includes an adoption, there will be additional factors to consider about your hospital stay, such as your decision on breastfeeding and whether or not you want time alone with the baby. Having someone to provide you with emotional and practical support during your hospital stay may be very helpful. It will also be helpful to be aware of the relinquishment process. Even when you know that you are making the right decision, the relinquishment process can be hard. The hospital stay is unique to each Birth Mother and the Adopting Family. You must think about what you are comfortable with and decide what works best for you and the Adopting Family.
When your birth plan includes an adoption, there will be additional factors to consider about your hospital stay, such as your decision on breastfeeding and whether or not you want time alone with the baby. The hospital stay is unique to each Birth Mother and the Adopting Family. You must think about what you are comfortable with and decide what works best for you and the Adopting Family.
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Recovery

After the birth, it is important to let yourself heal physically and emotionally. Your body will need time to heal and you will need to ease back into your daily routine slowly. Even though you know you’ve made the right decision, you will also need to be prepared to grieve. Grief is a natural reaction and will be important to your healing process. Receiving counseling will also be important to your healing process. Some women also find comfort in a support system which includes other women who have placed for adoption.
After the birth, it is important to let yourself heal physically and emotionally. Your body will need time to heal and you will need to ease back into your daily routine slowly. Even though you know you’ve made the right decision, you will also need to be prepared to grieve. Grief is a natural reaction and will be important to your healing process. Receiving counseling will also be important to your healing process.
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Communicating with Adoptive Parents

The type of communication you will have with the Adoptive Parents will depend on the level of your openness. In a closed adoption, you will not have any communication. In an open adoption, communication may range from phone calls, texts, emails through your adoption professional to direct contact and visits with the Adoptive Family. Most adoptions today have some level of openness and open and honest communication is the key to this relationship.
The type of communication you will have with the Adoptive Parents will depend on the level of your openness. Most adoptions today have some level of openness and open and honest communication is the key to this relationship.
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