Unplanned Pregnancy Help

Staring down at a positive home pregnancy test can come as a shock - especially if the pregnancy is unplanned. If you find yourself in this situation and are unsure whether you are ready to be a parent, know that you have options - and help is available to you.

Things to Consider About an Unplanned Pregnancy

After finding out about an unplanned pregnancy, there are likely countless thoughts running through your head. Fortunately, you have a wide variety of resources to help you move forward and determine your unplanned pregnancy options.

Adoption vs. Abortion vs. Parenting

Facing an unplanned pregnancy can be very difficult and scary, and deciding what to do will be even harder.

Five Alternatives to Abortion When Faced with an Unplanned Pregnancy

Learn about your alternative options to abortion so you can make a fully informed decision when faced with an unplanned pregnancy.

Thinking About Adoption and Your Unplanned Pregnancy

A woman just learning of an unplanned pregnancy will often have hundreds of thoughts and feelings running through her head, and thinking about adoption can complicate these emotions even more.

  • The Adoption process: Step by Step

    There are six basic steps of the adoption process - call American Adoptions today at 1-800-ADOPTION to learn more.

  • What if the birth father doesn't agree?

    Learn more about what happens if the birth father is not supportive of adoption.

  • Birth Mother Stories

    Adoption stories from mothers who placed their baby for adoption. Learn more about adoption from the unique perspective of mothers who have lovingly chosen to create an adoption plan.

  • Why is American Adoptions the right adoption agency choice for many birth mothers?

    American Adoptions is one of the largest licensed adoption agencies in the United States. We work with thousands of women each year facing an unplanned pregnancy and offer assistance to women in need. Our large, caring staff is able to assist you 7 days a week and provide you with one-on-one counseling about your pregnancy and the options available to you.

  • How much information about the family will be shared with me?

    You can share however much or little information about yourself as you feel comfortable sharing. The adoptive family will know your first name, your last name (but only once the child is placed in their care), your medical history and the state that you live in.

  • How will the family tell my child about me and the adoption when my child is older?

    This is a question that can only be answered by the individual family. Each family has their own style of how to introduce the adoption to the child. When you are matched with your adoptive family, you can ask this question to them. If you would like your Adoption Specialist to discuss it with them for you, just let her know.

  • Teen Pregnancy - Information for Young Women

    While not every woman who chooses adoption is a young mother, many are. Through adoption, many young women have found an ability to give their babies the best life possible, while finding the opportunity to realize their own dreams, as well. Call American Adoptions today at 1-800-ADOPTION.

  • Adoption Glossary

    Do adoption terms and phrases leave you feeling confused? Learn the meaning to key adoption words and phrases with our comprehensive adoption glossary.


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