Unplanned Pregnancy in Colorado: 4 things to know

Unplanned Pregnancy in Colorado

Positive pregnancy test? And you didn’t plan it…expect it…or even want it!? Don’t worry, you are not the first woman to experience an unplanned pregnancy in Colorado, or anywhere! You have several options: parent, terminate, or consider adoption. Adoption is a healthy loving option for an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy and we are a licensed, nonprofit adoption agency in Colorado that can help!

An unplanned pregnancy can be scary and overwhelming, but we want you to know that you’re not alone. If you’re thinking about adoption, there are a few things we want you to know first:

  1. Adoption is your decision. Only you can choose what’s best for you and your baby.
  2. We’re here to help you make your decision. No judgement, no pressure, and no rush.
  3. Financial assistance with housing and other pregnancy-related expenses is available.
  4. All of our services are 100% free, confidential, safe, and legal.

Why choose Adoption Choices of Colorado?

Nothing compares to the selflessness and love of a birth mother who chooses to give life to a hopeful family. For this reason, Adoption Choices of Colorado feels that every expectant woman – whatever choice you make – deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. Our adoption specialists will provide the support and information you need to determine which option is best for you. Should you choose to place your baby for adoption through Adoption Choices of Colorado, our we will be with you every step of the way.

If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and want to learn more about your adoption options, contact Adoption Choices of Colorado by email, phone, or text: Email Us, Text us: 720-371-1099, Call us: 303-670-4673 (HOPE). If you are hoping to adopt, please contact us here.

 

Why Should I Choose an Adoption Agency in Colorado

Why Should I Choose an Adoption Agency in Colorado

First and foremost, by choosing an adoption agency like Adoption Choices of Colorado, you are choosing support! Facing an unplanned pregnancy is hard enough than to worry about money and stress.
A licensed adoption agency will provide both financial support and emotional support (counseling). We are there for you every step of the way; you don’t have to make this difficult decision alone. We will assist you with your needs throughout the pregnancy, help you choose a family for your child, and take care of the legal paperwork.

Finding an adoption agency in Colorado can be daunting and frustrating. Many agencies are trying to get your attention via print advertising, social media, and internet sites.  It is important that a birth parents work with an agency where they feel comfortable and confident!

As you research adoption agencies, please consider the following.
An adoption agency should:

  • Guarantee the birth parents that they have the right to make their own decisions regarding the placement of their child without influence or coercion.
  • Educate the birth family regarding all their adoption options and parenting options.
  • Allow and encourage the birth family to choose the adoptive family for their child (via meetings with prospective adoptive families or family profiles).
  • Support the birth family and prospective adoptive family as they build a relationship (if chosen).
  • Never influence or pressure the birth parent(s) into a decision.
  • Help the birth family get a lawyer and understand the adoption legal process.
  • Assist the birth family to get needed services (e.g. housing, maternity clothing, prenatal medical care, etc)
  • Support the birth family’s emotional needs and provide counseling services (if wanted).
  • Be available to provide emotional support to the birth parent’s extended family (if needed).
  • Make sure that any agreed upon post-adoption contact is honored.
  • Be available 24/7 to provide support to the birth family.

The right adoption agency is key to ensuring a positive and successful outcome for you, the birth father (if involved), the adoptive family and the baby.

Adoption Choices of Colorado, a licensed Colorado State adoption center, provides all the services needed to support birth parent(s) as they make an adoption plan for their child.  Our adoption agency is able to support birth mothers from most States and has hands-on services in Colorado State.

To learn more about your adoption options, please contact us at Adoption Choices of Colorado by email, phone, or text: Email Us, Text us: 720-371-1099, Call us: 303-670-4673 (HOPE). If you are hoping to adopt, please contact us here.

All calls, texts, and e-mails are confidential and all services are free!

How to Set up Your Open Adoption to Succeed Long-Term

There are many ways in which an open adoption can benefit both the birth family and the adoptive family. A study from the Journal of Family Psychology shows that openness can often increase satisfaction in birth families and adoptive families with the adoption process as a whole. However, open adoption does require both birth families and adoptive families to put in some effort to become active participants in each other’s lives. Make sure you consider these elements as you prepare for your open adoption.

Understanding Open Adoptions

When navigating the adoption process, the most common form discussed is “closed adoption.” The term itself leaves no room for confusion or further explanation. Agreeing to a closed adoption means that there is no contact between the adoptive family, adoptee and birth family until the child becomes a legal-aged adult. It is then that they have the choice of contacting their birth family or not. On the outside, it seems to be pretty cut and dry regarding the expectations and widely understood.

Birth Moms: Coping Skills Post Adoption

Adoption is beautiful in every sense of the word. It’s a selfless act, one full of nothing but love and meaningful consideration. As a pregnant woman who has decided to place her child with an adoptive family, you know this to be true. You also know you’ll soon take on a new role – that of birth mother.