What Can I Do If My Partner Doesn’t Support My Pregnancy?

An unexpected pregnancy is hard enough. To find out your partner doesn’t support you makes it even harder. The good news is you, and only you, have the right to decide what to do about it. No one can legally force you to make one choice over another.

If your partner is unsupportive, you need to determine if you’re capable of parenting on your own or if you should take a closer look at making an adoption plan. The caseworkers at A Gift of Hope Adoptions can help you.

How Do I Know If I Can Parent?

Parenting your child, especially alone, is challenging. There are many factors you need to consider. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • If my partner doesn’t support me, will my parents?
  • Can I finish school or continue my career?
  • Where will we live? Is it safe for a child?
  • Can I financially support a child on my own?
  • Do I have the resources I need to parent?
  • Who will help me physically and emotionally?
  • Do I have the desire to parent?

Knowing the answers to these questions can give you a starting place to understand if parenting is the right choice for you.

Should I Place My Child For Adoption?

Choosing to make an adoption plan is also challenging, but if you are not capable of raising your child on your own, adoption is a wonderful, loving choice. Even though your partner doesn’t support your pregnancy, you can move forward with an adoption plan.

Expectant father’s rights vary from state to state. Working with a reputable, licensed adoption agency helps you understand the law. The agency can assess your situation and determine how to proceed.

Like parenting, there are many factors you need to consider to determine if placing your child for adoption is best. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do I want my child to be raised in a two-parent home?
  • Can I give my child the opportunities I want them to have?
  • Will others love my child as much as I do?
  • Can I provide a safe, secure home for my child?
  • Without the support of others, am I willing to provide for my child through adoption?

These questions can give you a starting place to determine if adoption is right for you and your child.

What Can A Gift of Hope Offer Me?

It is illegal to pay a woman to place her child for adoption. But it costs you nothing when you move forward with an adoption plan. We will help you find resources to pay for your prenatal care, hospital stay, and legal expenses. Sometimes, you can also receive other pregnancy-related services, such as rent, food, maternity clothes, transportation, etc.

Contact A Gift of Hope Adoptions to learn more about adoption and parenting. If possible, we’d love to hear about your situation and lend a hand. If you determine adoption isn’t the best choice for you, we can point you in another direction.

Fill out our online Contact Form or call 1-888-564-HOPE (4673). You have our support.

This blog is for informational purposes only. This is not legal or medical advice. While we try our best to reflect current laws with accuracy at the time of writing, please note the laws can change over time

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