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39 Weeks Pregnant and Scared of Being a Mom

When you’re 39 weeks pregnant and scared of being a mom, it’s an overwhelming experience. It can feel like an emotional rollercoaster. Your feelings are totally valid, but you're not alone in this. We’re here to help you determine your next steps.

We’ll provide you with the free, comprehensive support you need. We understand how stressful this situation can feel, which is why you can always contact us online to get more free information now about your pregnancy options, including adoption.

What Do I Do When I Don’t Want to Be a Mom But I’m Pregnant?

Experiencing a pregnancy, whether it’s planned or unplanned, can be one of the most emotionally taxing experiences in anyone’s life. The fear and uncertainty when you’re pregnant and scared of your life changing can be paralyzing. These feelings are valid, but remember that it’s OK to seek help.

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

We can help you address these emotions openly and honestly. Suppressing your feelings can take a toll on your mental health, and our licensed, trained counselors are here to provide free, 24/7 counseling for you. When you’re pregnant and scared, take the time to focus on your emotional well-being.

I’m Pregnant and Scared: Exploring Your Options

Although you may feel trapped by your current circumstances, there are options available to you. You’re pregnant but don’t want to be a mom, but there is another path that you can take: adoption.

Adoption is a decision made out of nothing but love and selflessness. It allows you to provide your child with a loving, stable family of your choosing, even if you don't feel ready to be a parent right now. Also, through open adoption, you have the chance to stay in touch with your child for years to come. Adoption never has to be “goodbye.” Instead, it can be “see you later.”

By working with American Adoptions, we can help you make an informed decision and guide you through the process. Because we’re a national, full-service adoption agency, we can complete every step of your adoption process from the beginning to the end. When you’re 39 weeks pregnant and scared of being a mom, adoption with our agency could be the right decision for you.

How Can You Help When I’m Pregnant and Scared of Being a Mom?

Here at American Adoptions, we’re committed to providing you with all the support you need during this challenging time. There are many reasons why pregnant women choose adoption with our agency. For example, here are just a few of the benefits we offer:

  • Free, 24/7 counseling: To help you navigate the complex emotions of adoption and being pregnant and scared, our licensed counselors are here for you around the clock.
  • Adoption financial assistance: When you place your baby for adoption, you don’t have to pay a single cent. It’s 100% free because of our adoption financial assistance that covers all your pregnancy- and adoption-related costs.
  • Family video profiles: You’ll have thousands of hopeful adoptive families to choose from, and our video family profiles go a step further by truly showing you what a family is like.

We’ll ensure you understand every aspect of the adoption process when you’re 39 weeks pregnant and scared of being a mom. From creating an adoption plan to providing you with the maximum amount of financial assistance allowable, we will be with you every step of the way. Contact us online now to get started on this beautiful journey today.

Contact Us Now

When you’re 39 weeks pregnant and scared of being a mom, it can be a daunting experience, but you don't have to face it alone. We’re here to offer you free, comprehensive support, including 24/7 counseling to help you navigate the complex emotions of pregnancy and adoption.

You have options, and we are here to guide you through them. Only you can know what's best for your situation, but we’re here to help you determine what that might be. Your journey may be challenging, but with our support, you can make the decision that feels right for you and your future.

To get more free information now, fill out our online contact form at any time. We’d love nothing more than to help you 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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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.

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