Unplanned Pregnancy & the Holiday Season
During the holiday season, most people are very cheery and light-hearted in this time of love and joy. Families are busy buying the perfect gift for their loved ones and preparing big holiday meals. However, if you find out you are pregnant during the holiday season and you weren't planning on it, the holiday season may be one of confusion.
You may be feeling scared and confused. If you are young, you may be wondering whether or not you should tell your parents. They seem so busy getting everything just right for your holiday guests. If you're somewhat older, you may be worried about what others will think of you for having an unplanned pregnancy so late in life. If you're any age in between, you may be feeling guilt and may be hesitant to tell others in your life about your unplanned pregnancy.
At a time of the year when your heart should be filled with happiness, you see yourself becoming more distant and more upset. This is completely understandable. You may be wondering how you'll care for a baby when you can barely get by on your own each week. You may be wondering who will watch your son or daughter when you have to work two jobs just to be able to pay for food and diapers. You may be thinking about the relationship you'll have with your family and the baby's father after they find out that you're pregnant and it wasn't planned.
Radis Adoptions is here to help you with your feelings of worry and guilt. You are not a bad person. Don't blame yourself. Doing so will only serve to make you feel worse. We are here to provide answers to all of your questions. If you truly believe in your heart that you won't be able to care for your unborn child, we are ready to help you with the adoption process.
We will make sure you are comfortable throughout each phase of the adoption process. We will talk through every detail with you and make sure you comprehend everything completely. You will be given the option to have an open adoption or a closed adoption.
With an open adoption, as the birth mother, you will be given the opportunity to choose the adoptive parents of your child. You will be given a choice. You will get to talk to families and look through profiles of waiting families, selecting the one that you like best. In a closed adoption, you will likely not be meeting with the adoptive parents and there won't be any communication with them once the baby has been born and placed into their care.
Please contact Radis Adoptions if you have an unplanned pregnancy and you are considering what options are available to you. We're here to help and lend an ear.