Becoming an Adoptive Parent

Becoming an Adoptive Parent

Unplanned Pregnancy Counseling | What To Expect As A Patient

Brennan Robinson

Even though a pregnancy at the right point in your life can be a great experience, an unplanned pregnancy can be an incredibly scary place to be. Unplanned pregnancy counseling centers offer you valuable guidance if you find yourself carrying a child that you are not sure you are ready to mother. Here is what you should expect with a visit to an unplanned pregnancy center for help. 

Your Initial Consultation

During your initial consultation, a therapist will talk privately with you about the pregnancy. You may be asked questions about how ready you are for a child or how you are feeling about expecting in general. This session is not meant to invade your privacy, but to gain a better understanding of you and your situation. 

Taking a Look at Your Options

Once you have had your initial consultation, the therapist will give you examples of all of your options and you will be talked to in great detail about what it is that you would like to do as you proceed with the pregnancy. If you choose to not keep your child, adoption services will be looked at thoroughly, including varying types of adoption, such as open or private. The purpose of looking at your options is to help you better understand the adoption process and determine if this will be the right path for you. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

It is only natural that you will have questions about the counseling sessions you will face with an unplanned pregnancy. Here are a few of the most common questions patients have, and the answers you should know to help you feel more comfortable. 

  • Will the counseling center offer to help you through the adoption process if this is what you choose? - If you do choose adoption, the unplanned pregnancy center will likely have contact information for adoption services professionals who can help you take the next steps in finding parents. 
  • Do you have to give the counselor all of the details about the pregnancy? - If you do not feel comfortable sharing the details of the unplanned pregnancy with a counselor, you do not have to. The biggest concern is that you have a healthy pregnancy and have resources available to help you make the best decisions. 
  • Will the professional try to persuade you in your decisions about the pregnancy? - The decision of what you choose to do with your pregnancy will be entirely up to you. Keep in mind that the purpose of the unplanned pregnancy counseling session is only to educate and inform, so that you can make knowledgeable choices about your child. 

Regardless of how you became pregnant or how you are feeling about the unplanned pregnancy, it can be very helpful to talk to a professional for advice. If you would like to know more about unplanned pregnancy counseling, be sure to talk to a representative for more information. 


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Becoming an Adoptive Parent

After a few years of marriage, my husband and I decided to open our home to a child who needed a family. Our journey included learning about the adoption process, what goes into matching parents with children, and even how relationship counseling can help improve the chances of building a solid family unit. It did take some time, but at last we were matched with two wonderful children. One was a newborn while the other was six years old and had spent time in more than one foster home along the way. Each child brought specific challenges, but also gave us a joy that we had never known before. If you are thinking of becoming an adoptive parent, understand that it can take time. Read on and I'll share what things that you need to know in order to make your own journey.