Options for My Pregnancy
Whether someone is parenting by themselves, with a partner or support from their family, it’s important to think about how they can provide a positive environment for the baby as it grows. Babies need safety, food, clothing, diapers, toys, day-care etc. Social assistance is available to help with the cost of these things, but it may mean living on a tight budget. The biggest and most important thing a baby needs to be happy and healthy is love. This is something we can all provide no matter our age.
It’s also important for parents to think about how they can take care of them self. It can be stressful raising a baby. Making time for yourself to do something you enjoy is still important because stress levels can affect both a parent’s and baby’s health and wellbeing. Finding people that you trust and can talk with can also make a big difference. This could be a friend, a family member, a pregnancy counselor or a parenting group. Parenting programs, supports and resources including parenting friendly schools are available.
If someone is considering adoption or just wants to learn more about it looks like, they’ll need to contact an adoption agency. This can be done at any point during a pregnancy or soon after birth. An adoption agency will work with the birth parents to choose adoptive parents for the baby. There will also be an opportunity to meet with the adoptive parents before moving forward with the adoption. An extended family adoption is also an option. This is where the guardianship is given to a family member of the birth parents.
Hand in Hand Pregnancy offers open adoption meaning you can still have contact with your child as they grow up. Please visit the “open adoption” section on our website for more information.
Even though abortion is legal it’s important to talk about this option before choosing it. Pregnancy Centers offer free counseling regarding all of your options, and they’re there to help you. At Hand in Hand Pregnancy, we also offer free pregnancy counseling. Contact us today by calling, texting or emailing us.