and Pregnancy Counseling
If you are
pregnant, confused or scared…
may be feeling many different kinds of emotions right now –
uncertain of what to do, frightened, and feeling you are alone
with no one to turn to along with many other feelings that are
too numerous to name. An unexpected pregnancy can make you feel
confused and worried about what to do now. Perhaps your current
relationship is strained or has ended. Maybe you cannot take
care of a baby right now. Or, you may be feeling pressure because
you don’t know how to tell your boyfriend or your parents
that you are pregnant. Making important decisions that may affect
the rest of your life is very difficult. The caring people at
Wasatch Adoptions and Pregnancy Counseling understand what you
are going through and can offer support and help right now.
Call us toll free at 1-888-334-8683.
Pregnant – where do I start?
good news is that there are many life choices available. You may
have thought about raising your baby but may have also considered
adoption but don’t know where to start or what adoption
really is like. Maybe you are afraid of what other people will
think about you or what they will say about you if you did place
your baby for adoption. It may be that you have heard conflicting
information about adoption – maybe even negative things
about making a decision to place your baby for adoption. And,
like almost every woman, going through pregnancy and giving birth
to a child brings physical and emotional changes to your life.
The staff of Wasatch Adoptions and Pregnancy Counseling can help
you understand your current situation and give you information
about the options available to you. We understand that this is
a critical time in your life and can help you make the decisions
that need to be made for yours and your baby’s future.
can I talk to?
you find that you are pregnant and don’t know what to do,
give us a call and we will make an appointment for you to talk
with our Pregnancy Counselor. When a life altering event happens,
it’s best to talk to a professional who understands your
situation and can help you with the choices you have available.
You may be ready to begin exploring your options and she can discuss
resources available to you during and after your pregnancy. Some
of the things you might be thinking about are:
I keep my baby and try to be a single parent?
What about adoption?
adoption really work?
is the adoption process like?
do I find someone who would love my baby as much as I do?
Would I feel bad if I placed my baby for adoption?
is very helpful to talk to a woman who understands how you are
feeling right now and can help you find the answers you need.
We are here to help you through this time and help you to understand
the choices available to you. If you would like to talk to one
of our pregnancy counselors you can call us at any time at 1-888-334-8683,
or email us at email@example.com.
I have to make up my mind about what to do before talking to a
not – that is what we are here for. It’s important
to be able to talk with someone prior to making any decisions
so you can understand the options available to you. We want you
to make the best decision possible for you and your situation.
Exploring options is a personal process and won’t be the
same for everyone. Our pregnancy counselors are kind, understanding
and sympathetic about your situation and can help you chose good
decisions about the future. Although adoption is an option chosen
by many women in your position, you are under no obligation to
place your baby and our pregnancy counseling services are free.
Our counselors can:
you to explore parenting vs adoption and help you make the very
best decision for you and your baby.
Give you information about resources that are available to you
such as Medicaid, food stamps, etc.
Help you develop a life plan so you can be successful before
and after your baby is born.
Help you to explore support from friends and family members
during and after your pregnancy.
Provide support during the labor and delivery process.
Understand the adoption process and tell you how you would select
a family for your baby.
Help you find ways to talk with family or friends who do not
support your decision to place or parent your baby.
Help you create a life plan for after your baby is born. No
matter what your decision – to place or to parent –
a life plan can help you make the right choices to be successful
in the future.
How do I decide if adoption is right for me and my baby?
decision to parent your baby or place your baby is often times
a very difficult decision and there are usually pro’s and
con’s to each option. You will find it very helpful to talk
to one of our counselors when making this decision. If you make
the decision to place your baby, our counselors will be here to
help you through the entire experience. The decision to parent
or choose adoption is often a very difficult one. It is a decision
that most likely will not look black and white for you and there
are many things to think about before deciding. This is why you
should feel encouraged to explore all of your options thoroughly.
Many women find it helpful to list their reasons for considering
adoption or parenting your child. A good social worker or an adoption
professional can help you see all sides and point out possible
options that you may not be aware of. Whether you choose adoption
or parenting, it is decision that should be made with great care
and talking it through with people who understand what you are
facing can prove very helpful.
If I do decide to place my baby, what then?
the decision has been made to place your baby, our professional
counselors can show you profiles of wonderful families who can
provide a loving and stable home for your baby. We screen all
prospective adoptive families so we know they are qualified and
able to rear a child placed with them. All of our prospective
adoptive families want a child in their family and are qualified
and able to rear a child. If you place your child for adoption
you do not have to worry about the adoptive family taking care
of your baby or loving your baby – they will adore your
baby and give him or her unlimited love and affection. Adoption
is not at all like foster care – the family who adopts your
baby will give your baby a forever family.
Once you have made the decision to place your child we will also
help you access Medicaid or other kinds of medical insurance so
you will be healthy during and after your pregnancy and the delivery
of your child. If you need a place to live before the birth of
your baby, we can help you find an apartment or other living arrangements,
and can also help you with food, clothing, and other necessities
needed during your pregnancy.
or Closed Adoption
are two kinds of adoption – a semi-open
adoption in which you would be able to receive pictures of your
baby as he or she grows in life and also have some limited contact
with the adoptive family; or a closed adoption
in which you as the birth mother would allow the adoptive family
the ability to raise your child with no contact from you. The
kind of adoption you decide you would like is a choice that only
you can make. Some birth mothers feel better choosing a more open
approach and others feel that they would do better without contact
from the adoptive family or the child. Closed adoption are not
as common as semi-open adoptions, but the choice of how you want
the adoption handled is made by you as the birth mother.
What if my baby is born with a disability – will
someone still want to adopt my baby?
we can identify a family who would happily and willingly adopt
a child with a disability or a special need. There are many families
who are prepared to love and accept a child with a disability
and these families have the skills necessary to care for children
with special needs.
if I use cocaine, smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol – will
someone still adopt my baby?
course! We have many families who are willing to adopt a child
who has been exposed to these things. However, it is very important
that you are honest with us so we can find a family that is prepared
and wants to adopt a baby who has been exposed to these substances.
You will absolutely not get in to any trouble for being honest
with us about what things happened while you are pregnant.
What if I already have a baby – will you still work
There are many adoptive families who would be thrilled to adopt
an older baby or a toddler. You can call us no matter how old
your child is and we will work hard to find a loving home for
If you are pregnant and need help, call us 888-334-8683,
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are here to help you!
Wasatch Adoptions and Pregnancy Counseling
Serving Birth Mothers everywhere