Unplanned Pregnancy Checklist
Having an unplanned pregnancy can make you feel like your world is falling apart in front of you. You may feel like you have no one to turn tso or confide in. You may not know what options you have, but you know you won't be able to financially or physically care for a baby at this time.
We offer an unplanned pregnancy checklist for women so that they can try to regain insight into what options are available to them at this time.
1. Remain Calm: Not surprisingly, everyone is going to have an opinion in regards to your unplanned pregnancy. Some opinions and remarks may hurt your feelings, but don't get angry. Remember, you're carrying a baby now. Don't do anything destructive. Try to remain as calm as you can. Don't let others' negative remarks bring you down emotionally.
2. Focus on You: You're carrying a baby. You are a birth mother. You need to really think about what you would like to do. Do you want to raise the child yourself? Do you want to place your baby for adoption? Just remember that adoption is an incredibly heroic act. We have many waiting families who would absolutely love to meet you and raise your baby.
Today, it's much more acceptable to have an open adoption. This means that you will be able to make frequent contact with the adoptive parents of your child. You'll be able to share photos, e-mails, videos, gifts, and anything you'd like. You may even get the opportunity to visit the home of the adoptive parents every once in awhile to see your son or daughter.
3. Know the Facts: Know the risks associated with abortion and what it could mean for your body. Adoption is a safe alternative that is also an entirely selfless act. If you are thinking about raising the baby, make a budget and schedule for yourself as if the baby was there with you now. Would you be able to financially support him or her? Would you be able to buy the baby food and diapers? Who would watch your baby while you went to school or work? These are all things that need to be well-thought out and realized before you choose to raise your baby.
Please contact Radis Adoptions if you'd like more information about our adoption services. Our adoption attorney is ready to work with you through each step of the adoption process and discuss all of your available options for your baby. We are here to help you.