I know someone who’s pregnant and thinking about adoption; what can I do to help?
First, thank you for asking this question! We want to encourage anyone who has a friend, significant other, coworker, student, relative, client, patient, or neighbor who might be considering putting baby up for adoption to offer support and encouragement.
Here are some ways you can help:
- tell her that she is capable of making a good decision for her and her baby!
- encourage her to take care of herself and her pregnancy and to get prenatal care
- be consistent – give her emotional support and acknowledge her desire to make a good plan
- recognize that she might experience sadness, uncertainty, and grief
- help her research reputable, trusted, local adoption agencies in Michigan
- go to meetings with her and offer to help gather accurate adoption information
- use affirmative language – rather than ‘give up baby for adoption’ say ‘make an adoption plan’
- understand what adoption planning truly means: she is in charge!
- connect her to a trusted adoption expert who will provide nonjudgmental, accurate information and guidance
Making a good adoption plan for your baby starts with having accurate information. It is vital to connect with a trusted, local, Michigan adoption agency where you’ll receive facts, along with professional care and guidance. If you’re helping a loved one on this journey, reach out to us – we are here to help!
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