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Resources for Pregnant Women Considering Adoption

The first thing you need to do when you learn that you have an unplanned pregnancy is to take care of yourself and your baby. If you have not already done so, seek out a health care provider and start your pre-natal care right away. There are financial resources available to help you do that if needed.

Next you need to consider all the option available to you. Being well-informed will help you choose a path that will be comfortable for you now and in the future. Whether you decide to place your child for adoption or to parent yourself, understanding all the options will help you make the right choice.

There is a wonderful Factsheet published by the Adoption Information Gateway that we highly recommend you read. As quoted from their site: "This factsheet provides information about placing a baby for adoption, presents questions to consider, and points to resources that may help you in exploring your options. Others who are affected by adoption decisions, such as expectant fathers and other relatives, also may find this factsheet useful for answering their questions."

  • Types of Adoptions
      There are different types of adoption and you need to decide which is right for you. Agency or Private? Open or closed? This information can help you decide which is best for you and your baby.

  • Adoption Professionals
      Adoption Agencies and Attorneys can offer invaluable assistance and support on your journey. Talk to several different adoption professionals about the type(s) of adoption services they provide. You'll want to ask them what the process is and what support they will offer you. It's a good idea to talk to several different agencies or attorneys as their services can vary quite a bit. Lastly, you're going to be working with these people a lot as you go through an emotional process, so you want to be sure the agency or attorney you choose feels like they would be supportive and communicative.

  • Families Seeking To Adopt
      The families listed on this page are seeking to adopt a baby in the U.S. You can browse through their profiles to read more about them and see photos of their homes, their families and lifestyles. Finding the right family with which to place your child is of the utmost importance!

  • Financial Support for Birthmothers
      One of the biggest concerns many women have when facing an unplanned pregnancy is finances. Here you will find some answers to your questions and some resources for financial assistance.

  • Books for Birthparents
      Reading can be very helpful as you go through this time. We offer recommended reading as well as links to adoption book stores, magazines and other resources.

  • Support for Birthparents
      Support groups are a great way to connect with other birthparents, both online and in person. It can be very helpful to talk with other women who are also considering placing their baby for adoption, and there is a lot to be learned from women who have placed their child and are moving forward in their lives. These people are the ones who can truly understand what you're feeling right now.

  • Resources for Birthparents
      Support groups are a great way to connect with other birthparents, both online and in person. It can be very helpful to talk with other women who are also considering placing their baby for adoption, and there is a lot to be learned from women who have placed their child and are moving forward in their lives. These people are the ones who can truly understand what you're feeling right now.

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