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36 Weeks Pregnant and Scared of Being a Mom

Pregnancy is a transformative journey, filled with moments of joy and sadness alike. But, being 36 weeks pregnant and scared of being a mom can lead to more fear and uncertainty than you may have expected. Fortunately, you’re not alone. We’re here to help you.

If you find yourself pregnant and scared of your life changing in ways you're not ready for, then we are here for you. There is help available, and taking the first step toward seeking support can make all the difference.

To get more free information now about your pregnancy options, including adoption, contact us online at any time. We’re here to help you explore your options and determine what your next steps are.

I’m Pregnant and Scared; What Can I Do?

When you’re 36 weeks pregnant and scared of being a mom, remember that your emotions are valid. Your mental health is of utmost importance, and making decisions from a place of fear can be overwhelming and detrimental to your overall well-being. That’s why our free, 24/7 counseling services can help you process your feelings.

It's OK to feel uncertain, and seeking professional help can provide the guidance and tools to navigate this challenging time. If you’re ready to start receiving these counseling services today, then fill out our online contact form at any time.

I Don’t Want to Be a Mom, But I’m Pregnant [Your Options]

If you’re pregnant and scared, then you should know that there are choices available to you. Although the path ahead might seem daunting, remember that you have the right to make decisions that align with your own life goals and circumstances.

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

There is no one-size-fits-all answer, and exploring your options is a brave step toward reclaiming control over your future. So, when you’re pregnant but don’t want to be a mom, you don’t have to choose parenthood. While it may be too late to get an abortion, there is another option available to you: adoption.

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

We understand the complex emotions and decisions that come with being pregnant and scared. Our priority is to provide you with free, comprehensive support that caters to all your needs and preferences. You don't have to face this journey alone. We're here to guide you every step of the way.

If adoption is the right choice for your situation, then we can help you complete each and every step of the process. As a full-service, national adoption agency, we can handle all parts of your adoption process under just one roof.

On top of our ability to complete your whole adoption journey, some other benefits of working with us include:

When you’re pregnant but don’t want to be a mom, remember that adoption is always an option. To get started on this process today, fill out our online contact form whenever you’re ready. We’d love nothing more than to help you with this beautiful journey.

Free, 24/7 Counseling When Pregnant and Scared

Pregnancy, whether it’s planned or unplanned, can stir up a whirlwind of emotions. Our free, 24/7 counseling services are designed to offer you a safe space to process your feelings and thoughts when you’re pregnant and scared of your life changing.

You can speak to experienced, licensed counselors who have been in your shoes. At our agency, our staff includes birth mothers, adoptees and adoptive parents, so we know what the process is like.

We’ll use that direct knowledge to help you work through the complex emotions of adoption and pregnancy that you're experiencing. From fear and uncertainty to grief and loss, these feelings are all valid, and having a supportive professional to confide in can provide plenty of comfort.

Get in Touch with Us Today

When you’re 36 weeks pregnant and scared of being a mom, it can feel like a heavy burden to bear. But you don't have to carry it alone. Prioritizing your mental health and seeking the support you need is a courageous step toward finding clarity and peace during this time.

That’s why we’re here to walk alongside you, offering our free, comprehensive support and compassionate counseling. To receive this counseling today, fill out our online contact form to get more free information now.

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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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