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38 Weeks Pregnant and Scared of Being a Mom

If you’re 38 weeks pregnant and scared of being a mom, then that’s a challenging, overwhelming situation. The whirlwind of complex emotions can make it seem like you're facing an impossible decision. But you are not alone. We’re here to help you determine your next steps.

We’ll provide you with the comprehensive support that you deserve. You can contact us online to get more free information now about your pregnancy options, including adoption. We are always here for you whenever you need us.

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

Before delving into your options, be sure to address and process any complicated emotions you’re experiencing. The anxiety and uncertainty when you’re 38 weeks pregnant and scared of being a mom can take a toll on your mental health. It's perfectly normal to experience these emotions, and we can help you navigate them.

Through our free, 24/7 counseling services, you can speak with a licensed counselor and process these complex emotions at your own pace. Being pregnant and scared is a difficult situation, and that’s why we are here for you at any time, whether it’s 4 p.m. or 4 a.m.

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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 parenthood isn’t the only path available to you. For instance, adoption is always an option. Adoption allows you to provide your child with a loving family while you continue pursuing your long-term goals. In other words, choosing adoption means you get the best of both worlds.

Also, by choosing American Adoptions, you’ll receive our free, full-service support. That means we’ll guide you through every step of the adoption process from start to finish. We will be there for you before, during and after the adoption journey.

When you’re pregnant but don’t want to be a mom, here are just some of the benefits of choosing adoption with us:

  • Personalized Guidance: We’ll work closely with you to create a personalized adoption plan tailored to all your needs and preferences. This plan includes choosing the adoptive family, whether you want to stay in touch with your child after the adoption and addressing any other concerns or questions you may have.
  • Financial Assistance: When you’re making such a selfless, brave decision, the last thing on your mind should be your finances. By working with us, you’ll receive adoption financial assistance that covers 100% of your adoption- and pregnancy-related expenses.
  • Emotional Counseling: The complex emotions of adoption, such as doubt, grief and loss, can be a lot to handle. To help you when you’re pregnant and scared, you’ll receive free counseling so you can process them alongside a trained counselor.
  • Legal Guidance: We’ll connect you with a reputable attorney who specializes in adoption law. They will ensure that all legal requirements are met and protect your rights.
  • Post-Placement Support: Our support doesn’t end after you sign the official paperwork. Whether you need help adjusting to your new life as a birth mother or help mediating contact with the adoptive family, we’ll be there for you.

If you’re 38 weeks pregnant and scared of being a mom, then you deserve all the free support that you can get. Here at American Adoptions, you’ll call all the shots while we do the heavy lifting.

I’m Pregnant and Scared of Being a Mom; What Are My Next Steps?

When you’re 38 weeks pregnant and scared of being a mom, it can be incredibly daunting. That’s why we’re here to provide you with the comprehensive support you need during this challenging time.

We’re here to offer free, 24/7 counseling to help you navigate your emotions and guide you through the adoption process with care and compassion. To get started on your adoption journey today, fill out our online contact form to get more free information now. We’ll be there for you whenever you need us.

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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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