4 Questions to Ask if You are 20, Pregnant and Don’t Want the Baby
4 Questions to Ask if You are 20, Pregnant and Don’t Want the Baby
Unplanned pregnancies are confusing and flustering for any expectant mother. Where to start your thought process may seem difficult due to the various thoughts running through your mind. There are so many questions you will ask yourself and not many answers are easy to find with basic research. On top of that, there are many options for you to consider. Every pregnant woman has a different journey. For some, choosing adoption is easy, but it may not be that way for you. If you are 20, pregnant and don’t want the baby, you can benefit from adoption in many ways.
Adoption Choices of Las Vegas will guide you through weighing all of your options as a pregnant woman and help you determine what is best for you. Our adoption agency is here for you and will answer every question you have.
- Am I Ready to Be a Parent Right Now?
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, this is an excellent question to ask yourself. No one can tell you whether or not you are ready to be a mother. Only you can answer this as you know your strengths, abilities and what you are ready for. Yet, it is a great question to take into consideration. Parenthood is a big commitment and you’ll want to make sure you feel that raising a child is the best thing for both you and your baby before giving birth.
If you don’t think you’re ready to be a mother, then adoption may be the right option for you. Adoption allows you the opportunity to place your baby with a loving adoptive family, and provides you the chance to continue on with your life until you are fully prepared to have a family of your own.
- Will Raising a Child Affect My Goals for the Future?
Many women in their 20s are receiving their college education or working in the early stages of their careers. Adding a baby can make achieving those goals more difficult, but not impossible. Putting your life on hold right now is not your only option, though. You do not have to alter your life due to an unplanned pregnancy.
Having to hold goals now that you wanted to reach in a certain time frame may be disheartening. It is completely selfless to want to focus on yourself and growing right now. Plans don’t always work out but you are still able to stay on track with your goals with choosing adoption.
If you don’t want to put your life goals on the back burner, then you may want to consider adoption as the best option for you. This way, you can earn your degree or gain that promotion you’ve been striving for.
Working so hard to earn a diploma, raise or promotion is something that you should be able to continue. We will help guide you through how to balance life during your pregnancy then after birth. You are not alone and giving your baby to a loving family will allow you to be aware of your baby’s life while resuming yours.
- What Kind of Support System will I have if I Raise a Baby?
Raising a baby alone can be very difficult, especially if you were not planning on having a baby in the first place. As a first-time parent, making sure that you have emotional, financial and physical help will be beneficial. If you do not feel that you have family or friends who will consistently be supportive, you do have other unplanned pregnancy options available that you can research and think about.
Our adoption agency will support you no matter what. Your assigned adoption caseworker will walk you through your adoption journey every step of the way and ensure that all of your needs are met. If you need emotional support, our adoption counselors can provide you with a safe, confidential and nonjudgmental space for you to process your thoughts and emotions about everything. From the moment you begin the adoption process with us, you will have constant emotional, financial and physical support as a birth mother.
You can create your own support system by reaching out to old friends or other birth mothers. Making sure that you surround yourself with supportive and understanding people will benefit you in many ways. There are people who are ready and willing to support you don’t be afraid to reach out!
- What Other Unplanned Pregnancy Options do I Have?
If you aren’t completely sure that adoption is the right choice for you, there are two other options that you can research and consider — parent your child or terminate your pregnancy. We’ve already established what the first option entails above, and if you want to learn about terminating your pregnancy, it would be important for you to consult with your doctor and healthcare provider. They will be your best resource on this and will provide you with the resources and information you need to make a well-informed decision.
Another essential thing for you to research is what your state’s laws are on abortion. These can vary from state to state. In the state of Nevada, an abortion procedure is permitted past 24 weeks only if your health or life is in danger.
When You’re 20, Pregnant and Don’t Want the Baby
Experiencing an unplanned pregnancy in your 20’s can throw you off guard. But you’re not alone and you have options. You don’t have to put your life on hold if you’re 20, pregnant and don’t want the baby. Adoption is always an option you can consider, and can benefit both you and your baby in many ways. If you are interested in learning more, or have additional questions that weren’t covered above, Adoption Choices of Las Vegas is here to help. We will answer all of your questions, address your concerns and guide you through the adoption process.
Our adoption professionals are available 24/7, so don’t hesitate to contact us.
Adoption Choices of Las Vegas has been providing adoption and surrogacy services across in Las Vegas since 2012. For information more general to Nevada, please visit our mother site Adoption Choices of Nevada. For information specific to Reno, please visit our sister site Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Reno. You can also call us to speak to someone now. Contact Us 24/7: CALL OR TEXT 702-474-4673
Meet the Author: Cynthia Knott is pursuing her English major and Educational Studies minor at Siena College. As President of Siena’s Best Buddies club and secretary during sophomore year, she was always writing and editing emails or flyers. She not only loves reading, but also enjoys researching any topic that intrigues her. Ever since she was 12 years old, Cynthia would watch every documentary on YouTube and then excitedly summarize each one for her family.
Along with various volunteer work at soup kitchens and schools, Cynthia has worked as a telephone marketer and childcare employee. She is grateful to these experiences, as they have allowed her to meet all types of people and developed her communication skills through them. This, in turn, has enhanced her writing skills.