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.