Please don’t throw your baby away.
An adoption coordinator is always available 24/7, even on holidays.
One way she can help you is to put you in touch with a professional counselor or a peer counselor. A professional counselor can help you sort out what you are feeling and what course of action you should be taking. Talking with someone who has been in a similar situation can also be very helpful. This is someone who has been in your shoes and completely understands what you are going through. Take advantage of the help that is available to you free of charge.
One of the options your coordinator will discuss with you is adoption. Adoption has changed a lot over the years. Modern, open adoption puts you in the driver’s seat. You get to choose the perfect adoptive family for your child. You can decide on parents that live near you or in another state. You can decide what type of contact you want after you place your baby. Do you want pictures, letters, maybe a private Facebook page? Would you like visits, or would you prefer no contact? There is no right or wrong. Your coordinator will help you decide what is best for you.
At the end of the day, the most important thing for you to do if you are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy is to reach out for help. Don’t sit there feeling alone and scared—call or text an adoption coordinator today. You will be surprised how much it will help to talk with someone who understands what you are going through and has the tools and resources to help you.
You’re not alone. Our hotline is staffed 24 hours every day!