Can I Put My Baby Up for Adoption If I'm Seven Months Pregnant?
7 Months Pregnant and Considering Adoption?
Yes, you absolutely can place a baby for adoption if you are seven months pregnant. We can help. Get free information about the process today by calling 1-800-ADOPTION.
You’re doing something brave and responsible by considering all of your options and exploring adoption.
You may be dealing with some complicated feelings being seven months pregnant and not wanting the baby, but you should feel proud of yourself for taking control of your situation and thinking about what's best for you and your baby.
An unplanned pregnancy can be incredibly disruptive. Whether you had dreams that have been put on hold, or if raising a child with your resources isn’t possible, it’s okay to be seven months pregnant and not want the baby.
The good news is there are options for you. We’re here to inform you about these choices and to help you make the best decision for you and your baby. To get connected with an adoption specialist who can guide you through your seventh month of pregnancy, click here.
Things to Know for Weeks 28–31 of Pregnancy
You’re more than two-thirds of the way through your pregnancy. We’re sure that feels a little crazy to read. How could it already be this close to birth? You probably want to jump straight to your unplanned pregnancy options.
But, before getting into that, it’s important to cover what’s happening to you right now, and some of the things you need to do to make sure you and the baby are healthy.
28 Weeks Pregnant: Welcome to the third trimester! Have you started thinking about your hospital plan? You can begin touring maternity wards and even preregister with your hospital of choice at this point in your pregnancy. Figuring out the birth plan with time to spare will make it less stressful when the due date comes around.
29 Weeks Pregnant: Even though you are about 11 weeks from your due date, now is a good time to start packing that hospital overnight bag. It’s always better to prepare just in case something starts to happen early.
30 Weeks Pregnant: There are a group of third-trimester pregnancy tests that are important to ensuring your health and the baby’s health. If you haven’t already, now is a good time to ask your doctor about these tests.
31 Weeks Pregnant: Your baby has gone from a tiny embryo to an almost fully-formed human. At 31 weeks, he or she can use all five senses and is likely to be very active. If you are 31 weeks pregnant and don’t want the baby, this is sure to cause a wide range of emotions. Prenatal care can also involve counseling to help you sort through all of the mental aspects of an unplanned pregnancy alongside the physical elements.
Seven Months Pregnant and Don’t Want Baby: What Are My Options?
It’s not too late in your pregnancy if you are 28, 29 or 30 weeks pregnant and don’t want the baby. You are getting very close to the due date, though. This means that you may need to move more quickly on your unplanned pregnancy option decision.
When you are seven months pregnant and don’t want the baby, your choices are:
Parenting: Are you still unsure about whether or not you can raise a child? If you are concerned about the practical needs of providing for a baby, there may be resources that can help you.
Adoption: You can choose adoption when you are 28–31 weeks pregnant and don’t want the baby. Adoption is a way to handle your unplanned pregnancy that gives your baby the opportunity to be in a loving family, and there are many benefits of adoption for you as well.
Abortion: At this stage of pregnancy, it is unlikely you will be able to receive an abortion. Most states ban abortion after 20–24 weeks. However, if you feel that your pregnancy is dangerous to your health, you should speak to a medical professional about this right away.
Giving Baby Up for Adoption at Seven Months Pregnant
You may be thinking, “I’m seven months pregnant and I want to put my baby up for adoption.” You can choose adoption today, and it can be one of the best choices you’ll ever make. Adoption isn’t “giving up” your baby, as you may have heard it referred to. It’s giving a chance at life. When you choose adoption, you make a selfless decision that comes from a place of love.
“After choosing a family and exchanging emails with them, I knew that I had made the right choice. After meeting the adoptive couple, I was certain that my daughter will still be loved. The transition between me and the adoptive family has made me feel a lot better. I love my daughter and I know that this decision was what was best for her,” said Renee about choosing to give her baby a better life through adoption.
American Adoptions is a full-service national adoption agency, and our adoption specialists can guide you through your adoption when you are seven months pregnant and don’t want the baby. You’ll receive help:
Creating an adoption plan
Choosing an adoptive family
Making a hospital plan
You are likely eligible for some form of adoption financial assistance, which comes as a great relief to many expectant mothers.
It may come as a surprise to learn that more than 90% of today’s domestic infant adoptions are at least semi-open. When you are 29 or 30 weeks pregnant and don’t want the baby, we know you still feel love for your child. With open adoption, you can maintain a connection even after placement. Your adoption specialist will help facilitate this communication between you and the adoptive family.
Start Your Adoption Process Today
You’re coming up on your due date fast. You should never rush into a decision this important, but it will be helpful to begin the adoption process quickly. You can call 1-800-ADOPTION today to get connected with an adoption specialist and begin your adoption journey.
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