The pregnancy test is positive. You weren’t planning to have a child right now. You might be feeling overwhelmed, confused or scared about what to do. Whatever you might be experiencing in this moment, you are not alone. At New Beginnings, we help women create adoption plans so that each birthmother and child can have a fresh start. If you’re unexpectedly pregnant, here are a few questions you should ask yourself before you make a decision about next steps

Am I Ready To Take Care of A Child?

Every birthmother has her own reasons for choosing adoption, and we are here to help each woman find the best option for her situation. Many birthmothers are initially caught off guard by their pregnancy, and they are not in a place where they feel ready to take care of a child. If someone comes to us who does not feel  ready to become a mom, we work with each birthmother to create an adoption plan that is customized to your specific needs. 

What Do My Finances Look Like?

Many women who face an unexpected pregnancy fear that they cannot afford the medical bills involved in prenatal and postnatal care. Many adoption agencies offer assistance with living expenses, so be sure to reach out to your local adoption agency to learn about your options.

Is The Birthfather An Important Part of Your Life?

It’s completely normal to feel unsure about how to communicate with your unborn child’s father. Whatever you decide, it is his right to know about the child. The protocol depends on the state you live in, but our team will help answer any of your questions about how to move forward. Many birthfathers are hesitant about adoption at first, but they often realize it is the best option. If you think the conversation might be too difficult on your own, we can help you in the communication process.

Who Can I Talk To About It?

Many women feel anxious and scared in this situation. It’s important to have a person who you feel emotionally safe with to talk through what you are feeling. Our care team is here to listen, talk, and work through these hard conversations with you. This can be a very overwhelming time, and we want you to feel supported.

Do I Need More Help Making A Decision?

This isn’t something you should have to navigate alone. New Beginnings wants to hear your story and help you make the best decision for your situation. We understand that no story is the same, and we want to help you choose a decision that you feel confident about for both you and your unborn baby.

These questions bring to light many different factors birthmothers consider before making an adoption plan. If you’re unexpectedly pregnant and unsure about what to do next, contact a member of our care team today. We want to hear your story and help you make the best decision for both you and your child.