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Adoption is a loving and self-less choice you can make for your baby.

If neither parenting nor abortion are options you think could choose, there is a third option – you may want to consider adoption.

Up front, the option of making an adoption plan for your baby may seem to be the most difficult emotional choice out of all your options. The idea of carrying a child for nine months only to release him or her into the care of another family may seem at first blush emotionally impossible. However, this option may have some positive benefits for your career, education, financial stability and relationships.

If you’re experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and considering adoption in New Mexico, there are many different thoughts that may be running through your mind. It can be a stressful time in anyone’s life, and you’re facing one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever have to make. Some anxiety, then, is to be expected.

Reasons For Choosing Adoption

Here are some reasons that women who chose adoption gave:

  • I’m not ready to be a mother.
  • I don’t want to be a mother.
  • I can’t afford to raise a child.
  • I’m too young to have a baby.
  • I can’t provide a healthy, safe, and stable environment for my baby.
  • I want my baby to have opportunities that I can’t provide.
  • I need financial support during the pregnancy (living expenses, medical bills, clothing, etc.).
  • My family is already complete.
  • I don’t feel a strong connection to the baby.
  • I can’t parent a child in my current situation.
  • I want my child to be raised by two parents
  • I don’t have a good relationship the father of this baby and/or I don’t want to be tied to him forever.
  • I’m in a relationship with a man who is not this baby’s father.
  • I don’t have a good support system.
  • I want my baby to have a better upbringing than I had. I want a good life for my baby.
  • I don’t want ___________ to know I’m pregnant.
  • I don’t want to put my plans on hold.
  • I want to create something positive out of this unplanned pregnancy.

For more about these reasons, visit American Adoptions.

Where and how to begin

An adoption begins with your decision to place your unborn baby legally with another family. This is a permanent, legal choice. You have an active role in the adoption process and can decide what kind of adoption plan is best for you.

There are four different adoption plans

Open Adoption promotes an ongoing relationship between you and the adoptive family. This means that both parties exchange identifying information and can have contact with each other either through letters, pictures, phone calls, or visits, the extent to which is up to you and the adoptive family. In the future, an open adoption can provide answers to your child’s questions about his background, ethnicity and medical history. It allows your child to have a better understanding about adoption and the important contribution and love received from both you, his birth mother, and his adoptive parents.

In a Semi-Open Adoption, you and the adoptive parents meet but don’t exchange identifying information. You may have ongoing contact with the adoptive parents, but it’s typically less often than in an Open Adoption.

A Closed Adoption offers total confidentiality. At no time is any identifying information given to you or the adoptive couple about each other. You, as the birth mother, allow an agency to pick the adoptive parents from a list of pre-qualified couples who are approved to legally adopt.

A Semi-Closed Adoption, on the other hand, allows YOU to look through “profiles” of couples who are waiting to adopt and to select the couple you believe best matches what you want for your baby. You choose a couple to raise your child, but identifying information is not exchanged and there is no contact.

Learn more about adoption.

But first...

As with all your pregnancy options, the first step is to confirm your pregnancy, and we can help you with this. All our services are completely confidential and free.

Our Adoption services include:

  • Lab-Quality Pregnancy Test
  • Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound
  • Working with one of our trained client advocates to learn more about the choice of adoption and to get connected to outside services and resources

Contact us today to schedule your free, confidential pregnancy test.

Our Centers do not offer, recommend or refer for abortions or abortifacients. We are committed to offering accurate information about abortion procedures and risks.

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