As explained in part one of this series, Unplanned Pregnancy: What Options Are There?, a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy often needs to make two different decisions. First, she needs to decide if she will terminate her pregnancy or carry to term. Second, if she chooses to carry to term, she then needs to decide if adoption or parenting may be the best option for her in her current situation. Whether an expectant mother has already decided to carry her pregnancy, or decides that she wants more information about her options before making that first decision, New Life Adoptions is ready and available to talk with her through her options.
New Life provides social workers, who are solely dedicated to supporting expectant parents, to walk with each client through the decision-making process. This ensures that expectant parents will have a worker dedicated to advocating for their individual needs and preferences throughout their time working with New Life.
Each person we work with is unique, and so are the reasons that they are exploring their options.
Each person we work with is unique, and so are the reasons that they are exploring their options. Our social workers will customize the decision-making process to fit the needs of each individual they work with. We want to get to know every situation personally so that we can best support each expectant parent through the process. This individual support includes resources and referrals to meet any needs that arise in each situation.
This means that the expectant and birth parents we work with have the first right to parent their child, but may voluntarily make an adoption plan for their child.
Expectant parents exploring their options can find comfort in the fact that New Life Adoptions works with voluntary placements. This means that the expectant and birth parents we work with have the first right to parent their child, but may voluntarily make an adoption plan for their child. Choosing adoption is not a legal requirement that they need to fulfill. Although never easy, it is a decision that they choose to make. We don’t want anyone to feel forced into a decision that they can’t feel confident in, whether that is parenting or adoption.
Families for Children, Not Children for Families
Expectant parents can also feel confident that they are not just another number. We want to help create a situation where adoption is a feasible option by providing families who are fully prepared to not only bring a child into their family, but to also provide love and care for the birth parents who made the sacrificial decision to make their adoption possible.
It is all too common for adoption to become focused on the adoptive couple, building families, and searching for children to place for adoption. New Life Adoptions’ philosophy is that we want to prepare prospective adoptive families to be ready for the honor, privilege, and challenge of adopting a child. It is not our goal to go out and “find babies.” We know that as we prepare families who are called to adopt, we are providing a viable option for expectant parents who may be considering adoption for their child.
We want to create a situation where adoption is a feasible option by providing families who are fully prepared to not only bring a child into their family, but to also provide love and care for the birth parents who made the sacrificial decision to make their adoption possible.
What is Right?
So, what is the right decision for a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy? The simple answer is that only she can determine that. New Life Adoptions is available and equipped to talk through this important decision, provide information about all of her options, and help connect her with the resources that she needs to feel confident in her decision, whatever that may be.
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, or you know a woman who is, contact us today to learn more about our services.
Keep an eye out for part three in this series about Unplanned Pregnancy.