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40 Weeks Pregnant and Scared of Being a Mom

If you're currently 40 weeks pregnant and scared of being a mom, then it can be an overwhelming experience. You don't have to face this challenging situation alone. We are here to provide you with the free, comprehensive support you need during this life-changing moment. Remember, your emotions are valid, and only you can know what is best for your situation.

Still, we can help you determine what your next steps could be. To get more free information now about your pregnancy options, such as adoption, you can fill out our online contact form today. We will always be here for you.

I’m Pregnant and Scared: What Do I Do About It?

Pregnancy, planned or unplanned, can bring about many emotions, such as fear and anxiety. When you’re 40 weeks pregnant and scared of being a mom, it can be especially daunting as your due date draws nearer.

First and foremost, it's crucial to recognize that these emotions are totally normal. It's OK to feel this way, but it's also important to seek help and explore your options. That’s exactly what we are here for.

Here at our agency, we provide free, 24/7 counseling so that you can process these complex emotions at your own pace. Our trained counselors are here for you whenever you need someone to talk to, whether it’s 4 p.m. or even 4 a.m.

Being pregnant and scared can quickly get overwhelming, so we are always here to offer the support that you deserve.

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

Acknowledging your feelings is the first step toward ensuring your mental well-being. It's normal if you are pregnant and scared of your life changing, especially if parenthood wasn’t in the cards for you. Fortunately, there is another option available to you: adoption.

Adoption is a loving, heroic and selfless choice that gives your child a chance at the best life possible. Even if you’re not ready to become a parent yourself, you can still provide your baby with a loving environment and a family of your choosing. In fact, through open adoption, you can watch your child grow up firsthand and stay in touch with them for many years to come.

When you work with American Adoptions, we’ll be there to support you every step of the way.  As a full-service, national adoption agency, we can handle your entire adoption process from start to finish. If you’re pregnant but don’t want to be a mom, then adoption with our agency could be the perfect path for you. Contact us online to get more adoption information now.

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

When you contact American Adoptions, you'll receive our full-service support. Some of the benefits of working with us include:

  • Free, 24/7 counseling: Our trained counselors are available around the clock to provide you with free emotional support. With birth mothers, adoptees and adoptive parents on our staff, we’ll use our direct experiences to help you process yours.
  • Help making your adoption plan: We’ll help you create a roadmap for your adoption journey that accounts for your each and every need. You call the shots. We do the heavy lifting.
  • Adoptive family video profiles: Our video profiles of hopeful adoptive parents mean you get an incredibly detailed, insightful look into their lifestyles. With thousands of families to select from, you can find the perfect match for your baby.
  • Financial assistance: Through our adoption financial assistance, all your adoption- and pregnancy-related fees will be covered. This makes adoption 100% free for you. We know you’re pregnant and scared, so you shouldn’t have to worry about your finances.
  • Post-placement guidance: Our support doesn't end after the adoption is complete. We offer post-placement counseling to help you navigate the emotions that can come after the adoption.

Contact Us Now

When you’re 40 weeks pregnant and scared of being a mom, it’s a challenging situation. But, adoption is always an option, and you’ll have all the support you need when you work with our agency.

To get started on this beautiful journey today, contact us online to get more adoption information now. Whenever you’re ready to reach out to us, we’ll be here for you.

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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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