While Considering Adoption
A woman may have many questions about adoption. Although the decision to place a child for adoption is a very personal one, talking about her feelings, questions, and concerns can be empowering. Keep in mind, women have time to gather information, talk to knowledgeable people and think everything over. A woman needs to not feel rushed or pressured to make a quick decision.
The Whatcom County Pregnancy Clinic has staff available to answer questions and provide resources that will help in the decision-making process. Call (360) 671-9057 or stop in during office hours, Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm.
She may also wish to hear other women’s stories about creating adoption plans and the choice they made to place for adoption. Most adoption agencies can arrange for this information, or may have DVD’s of women telling their stories. The public library may have these types of resources and books about adoption as well.
Making a choice about an unplanned pregnancy is difficult, and a woman may feel stressed and tired. As she takes the time to learn more about adoption, here are a few ideas of how she can care for herself emotionally:
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