How the National Adoption Hotline Works
• Simply call, text, or email the National Adoption Hotline.
• A representative will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
• You can share as much or as little information as you like.
• Any questions you have will be answered.
• You will receive information on what services are available for you.
• All adoption options will be explained.
Are you unexpectedly pregnant and not ready to parent at this time? If so, then now is the time to find out your choices and learn the facts about each option.
You can parent, abort, or choose adoption for your baby. For each of these choices, there are questions you should ask yourself before making your decision.
Parenting is an option and is ideal if you are in an emotional and financial situation to raise a child. Ask yourself these questions to determine if parenting is right for you and your child.
- Are you able to support a child financially and emotionally?
- Do you have a support system of friends and relatives that will help you?
- Is the father going to support you and the baby financially and emotionally?
- Will you be able to afford childcare?
- Can you take time off from school/work?
- Are you ready to put the baby’s needs in front of your own every day?
- Do you have a stable, safe place to raise your baby?
- Do you have a stable job?
- Are you ready to step away from your social life?
- Are you ready for sleepless nights?
- Can you take time off school/work if your baby is sick?
Abortion is an option that should not be taken lightly. Many feel this is a quick fix to a problem, but in reality, this is not as easy as it seems. Abortion is not available everywhere. It can cost hundreds of dollars, and it has health risks as well as long-term emotional effects.
- Do you know what stage your baby is at now?
- Are you ready for the emotions such as depression that often come from aborting?
- Have you considered the risks of abortion?
- Do you understand this is not reversible?
Modern adoption is an option that many don’t know a lot about. Gone are the days when your baby is taken from you, and you don’t know where or how they are doing. Today, you can choose the adoptive family, and you can set up a post-adoption contact agreement. You can get photos, updates, social media connections, and even occasional visits.
- Did you know with modern, open adoption, you can receive updates and photos and even have occasional visits in the future?
- Did you know if the birth grandparents want contact in the future, that can also, generally, be arranged?
- Did you know you can receive counseling?
- Would you like to choose the parents for your child?
- Does creating a hospital plan that follows your wants and needs appeal to you?
Making the Decision
There are a lot of questions you need to ask yourself if you are unexpectedly pregnant or have difficulty parenting a young child. First, you must be honest and realistic about your situation.
You may get a lot of opinions from friends and family, but ultimately, you have to make the right decision for you and your child. Talk or chat with a representative who can explain modern adoption.
Take the time to make the right decision for yourself and your child. Call or text the National Adoption Hotline right now.