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31 Weeks Pregnant and Scared of Being a Mom

When you’re 31 weeks pregnant and scared of being a mom, it can feel overwhelming. Right now, take a deep breath. There is time for you to gather information, find resources and make the best decision for your life. We are here to help.

We understand how important it is to prioritize your mental health during this time. We can also help you explore all the available options that can help you navigate this life-changing journey. To get started on that process today, fill out our online contact form to get more free information now about your pregnancy options, including adoption.

What to Do When I’m Pregnant and Scared

If you are 31 weeks pregnant and scared of being a mom, then you may be going through a whirlwind of emotions. Experiencing complex feelings like fear, confusion and uncertainty is completely natural. Taking the time to address your mental health and emotional well-being right now is incredibly important.

Reach out to trusted friends, family members or a mental health professional who can offer the support and guidance you need when you’re pregnant and scared. At our agency, you can also receive free, 24/7 counseling services whenever you need them. Contact us online today to get started.

What Are My Options When I Don’t Want to Be a Mom But I’m Pregnant?

If you’re pregnant and scared of your life changing, then that is completely normal. The weight of such a life-altering responsibility can be daunting, especially if parenthood wasn't originally in the cards for you. It’s OK to have mixed feelings about this journey.

If you’re leaning toward parenthood, then these resources could be beneficial for you:

Acknowledging that you don't want to be a parent is an honest realization. Everyone’s path is different, and there's no one-size-fits-all solution. At 31 weeks pregnant, most states don’t allow abortion. So, that leaves you with two choices: parenthood and adoption. If you’re pregnant but don’t want to be a mom, then adoption could be the perfect path for you,

Adoption not only allows you to pursue your lifelong goals, but it also gives your child a life of endless love and opportunity. Still, making this decision requires careful consideration and guidance from an expert. Here at American Adoptions, we can complete every step of your adoption journey from start to finish. To get more adoption information now, contact us online today.

Choosing Adoption When I’m Pregnant and Scared of Being a Mom

When you’re pregnant and scared, having a strong support system can make all the difference. That's where we come in. We understand what you’re going through, so that’s why we are here to provide you with the free, comprehensive support you need.

By working with us, you’ll receive free, 24/7 counseling, guidance and a listening ear. We know that the emotions of adoption and pregnancy are complex, and we're here to help you process them at your own pace.

Our professional counselors have worked with thousands of people who are pregnant and scared. As such, we’re perfectly equipped to help you navigate your adoption process and pregnancy with care and compassion.

On top of the free counseling you can receive with our agency, choosing us for your adoption journey also means you’ll get:

Choosing adoption is a courageous decision that allows you to shape your own future while giving your child the life that you always dreamed of for them. When you’re pregnant but don’t want to be a mom just yet, adoption means you can watch your child thrive with a family that you chose for them. That is nothing short of beautiful.

Contact Us Today

If you’re 31 weeks pregnant and scared of being a mom, then we’re here to help you figure out your next steps. Taking the time to process your feelings and explore your options is an important step in your journey.

We’ll provide you with full-service support, free counseling and financial assistance to help you navigate the complexities of adoption and pregnancy. Remember, the path ahead is yours to shape, and with the right support, you can make the best decision for yourself and your future. To get more adoption information now, fill out our online contact form today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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. Each year, we work with thousands of women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy and offer assistance to these women. Our large, caring staff is able to assist you seven days a week and provide you with one-on-one counseling about your pregnancy and available options.

You should choose an adoption agency where you feel completely comfortable with their services and staff. With American Adoptions, you will work with an Adoption Specialist who is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Adoption Specialist will be your advocate and will provide support and guidance as you create an adoption plan that is right for you.

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

Each family has their own style of introducing adoption to the child. When you are matched with an adoptive family, you can ask them this question. If you would like your Adoption Specialist to discuss it for you, just let her know. He or she can share your wishes or provide good ideas from other adoptive families.

You will also be able to share what you want your baby to know about you. You can complete a keepsake booklet to share hobbies, stories, photos of you and your family and a letter to your baby. The adoptive family can provide this to your child as he or she grows older. Be as creative as you like! Some birth mothers have even knitted a special blanket as a gift to their baby or given a similar symbol of their love.

The father of your baby can fill out the birth father's keepsake booklet or write a letter too. You may have other family members who would also like to share photos or a letter to the baby. This is your opportunity to pass on your and your family's love and to share your personality, history and reasons for choosing adoption. The adoptive family will treasure whatever information you provide and will share it with the baby at an appropriate age. In most adoptive homes, the word adoption is in the child's vocabulary early on, and adoption is celebrated in their lives.

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