Since you are reading this series, chances are you face an unplanned pregnancy and are looking for information. Perhaps you are full of questions and simply need to know where to turn for answers and support.
You might feel scared, unsure or overwhelmed. It’s OK. These are all very normal emotions, and it is important that you recognize them and work through them, but try not to let these feelings overwhelm you.
You have time
Give yourself time to make the very best decision for you and your baby. Here is the truth: A one-of-a-kind person is developing inside you right now. You are carrying someone special, someone unique, and there will never be another person just like your baby.
You can make a plan
What will that plan look like? What resources can you explore and what decisions can you make right now that will be best for your future and for your baby?
So many thoughts go into making parenting decisions. There’s a lot to consider. If you aren’t sure you are prepared to be a full-time parent, ask yourself if you’ve ever thought about providing parents for your baby?
So, I can provide parents for my baby?
In a word, yes.
You can hand-pick a family for your child. You can create a plan that will have your child’s best interests at heart and provide parents and all the things necessary for your baby to thrive. This is adoption.
Why not take a few moments to consider this idea? Take a closer look and explore some of the questions that might surface as you think about this parenting choice.
How could I ever give up my baby for adoption?
That is a fair question, but consider this: adoption is not giving up your child – it’s giving to your child the life that you truly want for him or her. As a loving parent, try to focus on what is best for your child, although it’s okay to think about what you want for your own life, too.
If you decide you are not able to provide the kind of life you want for your baby, or it’s just not the right time in your life to be a parent, you can still provide for your baby, but in a different way – the way of adoption.
- Some women choose adoption because they want to provide their baby with both a mom and a dad, and all the security that can provide.
- Others choose adoption because they want to wait until they are married before they raise a child.
- You are the best person to choose what you think is best for your baby and yourself. So, think carefully about what you want for the future. That’s what good parents do!
If you need further guidance and encouragement, Focus on the Family has a staff of licensed, professional Christian counselors available to talk with you at no charge. Just call 800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).