09 Sep I Am A Teenager Facing Unplanned Pregnancy. What Should I Do?
Are you a pregnant teenager facing an unplanned pregnancy in Colorado? You are not alone; there are teens worldwide who have found themselves in a similar situation. Remember, this is not the end of the world, and we are here to provide life-affirming options for you to choose from.
· You can give birth and parent your child.
· You can place your baby for adoption.
In Colorado, adoption is a great solution if you are navigating your unplanned pregnancy options. When you choose adoption, you can continue to pursue further education and work toward your life goals while providing a stable, loving home for your child.
Colorado Christian Services can help you understand your options. Our team is here to walk this journey with you.
· An adoption plan is solely your decision. Only you can choose what’s best for you and your baby.
· We’re here to help you make an informed decision. There is no judgment, and no pressure to make an adoption plan.
· Financial assistance with housing and other pregnancy-related expenses is available.
· All of our services are 100% free, confidential, safe, and legal.
Placing your baby for adoption does not mean you will never see them again. You have different adoption options available to you, and all of them include choosing the adoptive family. Part of making an adoption plan for your baby includes selecting the right post-adoption arrangement that works for you.
1) Open Adoption
As the name suggests, Open adoption in Colorado allows you the most interaction. You will have ongoing visits with your child and will be able to build relationships with both the child and the adoptive family.
2) Semi-Open Adoption
Semi-open adoption provides information with less direct interaction. This type of agreement allows you to stay informed about your child’s life through pictures, letters, and phone calls.
3) Closed Adoption
Closed adoption is another option. In this situation, you will not have direct contact after the child is placed with the adoptive family, but if you choose, you will be able to reconnect with them when they turn 18.
Our casework team will support you as you make the decisions that is right for you and your baby.
We can provide you with options counseling and guide you through the adoption process. Once you make an adoption plan, your caseworker will help you obtain assistance with pregnancy-related expenses, available up to six weeks after you’ve given birth if necessary. We can also begin to show you profiles of our waiting adoptive families.