Finding out that you are pregnant is overwhelming, especially if you aren’t ready to be a mother. It can be very difficult to decide what to do, and people you are closest to may have very strong opinions that you aren’t sure about.
At Pregnancy Resource Center in Leesburg, Georgia, we can help you understand all of your options. Our conversations remain completely private and confidential, and because we are a third party, many young women find it easier to talk to our counselors about how they are feeling and what the best decision might be for them.
Here are a few things you should know about adoption when you are considering all of your options. You can get much more information when you come by the little white house to talk with us and ask as many questions as you’d like.
Creating an Adoption Plan
When you create an adoption plan, you are acknowledging that now may not be the best time for you to become a parent. You feel that you might not be able to provide everything you would want to give to your baby, and creating an adoption plan is a heroic and selfless choice to give your baby everything they will need. When you create an adoption plan with an adoption agency, depending on the agency you choose, you will have an Advocate who will walk with you through the entire process. Your Advocate ensures that you have everything you need and that you understand everything happening during the process. She will always look out for your best interests.
Many young women do not know just how much control they can have in the process of creating an adoption plan. For example, you get to choose the family and in some types of adoption, you have the opportunity to meet them during the process if you want to. Normally, you will start by discussing what type of adoptive family you are looking for with your Advocate, and she will show you profiles of only the couples who match your criteria. You have the opportunity to be very specific in your plan based on what you feel is most important. For example, you can care for your baby and plan for his or her future by asking questions like:
- What do they do for a living?
- Do they have a backyard?
- Will they have other children?
- What denomination are they?
- What are their hobbies?
You may not be able to give your baby everything you want them to have, but if you want, you can hand-pick the family who will, and you will not only give your baby a bright future, but you will also be a hero, an angel, and an answer to prayer to the adoptive family.
In our next article on What You Need to Know About Adoption, we will discuss the three different types of adoption and which might be best for you. If you are pregnant and want to know more about adoption or any other option immediately, come talk to us at Pregnancy Resource Center.