What to Do When You’re Single and Pregnant
Determining what is best for your baby’s life is a colossal decision, but you do not have to go through this alone. Find someone who will listen to your concerns. This person could be a counselor, a friend, a family member, or your baby’s father – anyone who will be honest, and not push you into making a decision you don’t want to make. Also, find a doctor you trust to see you through your prenatal care, as well as postnatal care.
If you feel adoption is the best decision for your baby, then you should choose a reliable adoption agency to work with. A good adoption agency assists you in making an adoption plan. You should be provided with counseling services, and you should have a case worker to advocate for your rights and guide you through the whole process.
These days, there are several options that come with adoption. Birthmothers now have the option to select a family to place their child in. There are open adoptions, which allow you to communicate with your child and the family you placed them with, and there are closed adoptions, too. If you do choose adoption, make sure you get adequate medical and counseling attention before, during, and after placement. Choosing adoption is just as difficult of a decision as choosing to keep your baby. Either one of these decisions have some emotional cost.