What Can I Do if My Partner Wants Me to Get an Abortion, But I Want to Keep the Baby?

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No one can legally force you to make one decision over another regarding your pregnancy. Only you can make the final choice. If abortion is not an option for you, learn about your other two choices–parenting or making an adoption plan. We’re available to answer any questions.

Can I Be a Single Mother?

Single mothers have many opportunities, but parenting alone can be very stressful. At A Gift of Hope Adoptions, we provide helpful resources for an expectant mom. There’s a list of free health clinics, information about Missoui’s Department of Social Services, and other community parenting referrals available.

To determine if being a single mother is best for you, ask yourself the following questions:

  • “Do I want to be a mother?”
  • “Am I emotionally, financially, and physically prepared to be a mother?”
  • “Do I have the support of my parents?”
  • “Do I have a stable home environment for my baby?”
  • “Will the child’s father be a part of their lives?”

Statistics for single mothers are hard to grasp. The most recent statistics include the following:

  • 31.3% lived in poverty
  • 24.3% were food insecure
  • 45.4% received food stamps
  • 20.8% were unemployed for an entire year

Can I Be a Birth Mother and Place My Child for Adoption?

Making an adoption plan is not an easy choice, and it shouldn’t be. You are trusting another couple to love your child like their own. But the benefits for your child can be amazing. They are raised in a caring, two-parent home and will likely have many other opportunities.

Regardless of your pregnancy or birth situation, rest assured there are many families for any child.

You get to choose the adoptive family, too. You can look through bios of potential adoptive couples and find the perfect ones to raise your child. Once you select them, we will set up a meeting so you can get to know one another better if you want, or we can also mediate contact in other ways if you aren’t sure about a face to face meeting.

Women from all walks of life decide to place their child(ren) for adoption. Making this choice requires a strong support network and someone to provide thorough counseling. We will be there for you.

Making an adoption plan is not a one-time decision. It is a life-long commitment that you and the adoptive couple you choose make together to love and raise your child. Missouri also allows you and the adoptive family to have a legally enforceable open adoption contact agreement.

How Do I Know What’s Best?

We understand how difficult this time can be. Not only are you dealing with an unplanned pregnancy, but you are faced with a partner who doesn’t want to help you.

Let our adoption counselor at A Gift of Hope help you. We will not coerce or pressure you to make one decision over another, but we can help you figure out the best course of action for your current situation.

Contact us today and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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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Elizabeth and A Gift of Hope have been a touchstone during our adoption process. Having had issues with a previous agency – Elizabeth was a breath of fresh air! Reassuring, supportive and empathetic. We are so in love with our daughter and thank A Gift of Hope everyday for her!

AGOHA is a great agency that has provided amazing support and guidance though the adoption process. Would highly recommend AGOHA!

Our family has used their services for adoption. It’s wonderful dealing with someone who is looking out for the whole child, not just placing kids.

A Gift of Hope Adoptions is a Godsend for so many expectant young mothers. I completely recommend this organization for anyone interested in providing a wonderful life for their soon-to-be baby. This organization is also a Godsend for those of us who cannot have our own biological children.

I have recommended A Gift of Hope Adoptions to several mother’s considering adoptions for their babies. They have been so happy to feel supported and empowered through their decision.
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“We adopted both of our sons through A Gift of Hope Adoptions. They helped us every step of the way and answered all the questions we had, and we had a lot! We would not be where we are today, with two busy boys in our family, if it wasn’t for A Gift of Hope.”

“We decided to use A Gift of Hope Adoptions because they are very personal and caring. The wait and uncertainty of adoption seemed daunting, but A Gift of Hope helped make the process go smoothly, and we couldn’t be happier with our beautiful child.”