Choosing Adoption at 8-9 Months Pregnant

Choosing Adoption at 8-9 Months Pregnant

When facing an unplanned pregnancy, you might have many worries and preconceived ideas about adoption. When considering adoption at the later stages of pregnancy, you might feel pressure to have all the answers before your child arrives. For example, you might wonder how choosing adoption can be possible in your late-stage pregnancy or whether that’s even possible so late in your
pregnancy. The good news is adoption is always an option.

When researching “putting my baby up for adoption” you might encounter information or stories regarding birth mothers in earlier stages of pregnancy. You might worry that you have missed the
opportunity to choose adoption, but that is not the case. You can choose adoption regardless of what stage of pregnancy you are in. Some birth mothers will choose adoption even after giving birth.

Cradle of Hope is ready to give you support at any stage of your journey as a birth mother. Your options at 8-9 months pregnant will be the same as every birth mother including options in your care and support, the adoption type for your child, and preferences and details in your adoption plan. Whether you need emotional, financial, or community support, Cradle of Hope can help.

After choosing adoption, careful thought and preparation is required to form adoption and birth plans. This focus can become more stressful for those choosing adoption later in their pregnancy. In choosing adoption at a later time, you might worry that you will not have control over the adoption of your child or that you will not have enough time to plan according to your needs. In reality, you will have full authority over your adoption plan and will be able to choose the kind of adoption you wish for your child.

In any stage of pregnancy, support in the form of self-care can be crucial. Although this can be challenging, taking the time to nurture yourself can be empowering and uplifting. Self-care can come
in various ways and will be individual to each birth mother. Here are some helpful methods of self-care late in your pregnancy:

  • Emotional – Taking care of yourself can include attending to emotional needs. For example, therapy and counseling can provide a significant positive impact on birth mothers. Speaking
    to a licensed professional can provide the guidance many need to help navigate difficult emotions.
  • Social – Staying connected to those you love can be vital in any difficult circumstance. Leaning on loved ones can bring stability in any chaos you might be feeling. Even taking time
    to socialize can bring some normalcy and fun to your life.
  • Physical – Taking care of your physical needs will always be impactful any time you feel strained or worried. Consulting with healthcare professionals and listening to your body can
    positively impact your journey.
  • Activity – Activities in the context of self-care will be different for everyone. No matter what it may be, healthy distractions can be quite uplifting. You may want to pick up an old hobby,
    take a weekend trip with friends, or learn something new.
  • Community support – Having a strong sense of community can be empowering in any stressful situation. Support groups, outreach programs, or assistance from friends and family
    can be comforting.

Choosing adoption for your child at 8-9 months pregnant might be a scary decision. There can be many decisions to make in a short amount of time, and this can be overwhelming. You should know that even in the later stages of pregnancy, you have options for your child’s adoption. Cradle of Hope is eager to support your adoption at any point of your pregnancy journey. We are a private, nonprofit licensed agency with an enthusiastic team ready to provide care and support unique to your circumstances and wishes. Contact us at 301-905-9999.