I have an Unplanned Pregnancy. What Options Do I have?
For most couples learning that they are pregnant is a joyous occasion. If that does not describe your reaction when you learned you were pregnant or you have an unplanned pregnancy, an untimely pregnancy, or for some, an unwanted pregnancy, you have options to parenting the baby, including:
- Giving the baby to a family member to raise,
- Safe Haven Abandonment of the child,
- Foster care
- Abortion, and
Since we, at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“Kirsh & Kirsh”), are most familiar with adoption and since adoption receives little attention as an option for an unplanned pregnancy or untimely pregnancy, this article will provide an overview of adoption.
Unlike foster care, guardianship, or childcare, adoption creates a permanent, legal relationship between a child and the adoptive parent(s). Correspondingly, the legal relationship between the birth parents and the child ends.
If a birth mother or birth parents choose to give a baby up for adoption, or more correctly, making an adoption plan for a baby or placing a baby for adoption through Kirsh & Kirsh and many adoption agencies, the birth mother or birth parents have the option of selecting the adoptive parents for their unborn or soon-to-be-born babies from profiles of carefully screened, thoroughly investigated prospective adoptive parents. Kirsh & Kirsh has the VERY HIGH STANDARDS when it comes to deciding which prospective adoptive parents to accept as clients for adoptive placements.
Adoption gives the birth mother or birth parents the gift of peace of mind that their precious child will receive a loving home and lifetime of opportunities, the new family the gift of a baby, and the baby the gift of a loving, secured, prepared home.
We, at Kirsh & Kirsh, have assisted numerous pregnant women, in Indiana and around the country, over the last 35+ years find loving, happy, wonderful homes for their babies. We give expectant mothers and birth mothers as much or as little involvement in the family selection process as they would like.
We have lots of wonderful, carefully screened, loving families (married, single, Lesbian, and Gay) who cannot wait to welcome a baby into their hearts and homes and happy to assist with living expenses to the full extent allowed by law.
You can call, text and or email us anytime —call: 317-575-5555, text: 317-721-2030, email: AdoptionSupport@kirsh.com, or Facebook message: https://www.facebook.com/KirshandKirsh/. We answer our office phone 24 hours a day, every single day. We try to respond to emails and text messages within minutes of receipt.