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Teen Pregnancy Is Not That Different From A Normal Pregnancy

When it comes to teen pregnancy, there are not too many differences from a normal pregnancy. You still have the same options as other birth mothers. You can go with parenting, termination of your pregnancy, or adoption. Here at Adoption Choices of Missouri, we will help you work through your options so you can decide what you think is the best one for you.

Going With Adoption For Teen Pregnancy Has Its Benefits

If you decide to go with the Missouri adoption process, our staff will help guide you through the process and support you in any way that we can. We have experience working with birth mothers who are experiencing a teen pregnancy, so we are prepared to help you the best way that we can. You will go through the same adoption process as any other birth mother we work with here at Adoption Choices of Missouri. You will work with your adoption caseworker through the adoption process. It is important to us that you know that you are in control of your Missouri adoption plan. You and you alone will make every decision made regarding your adoption plan. Your caseworker is simple here to provide you with all the information you need throughout the adoption process and answer any questions you may have about the process. 

How Can An Open Adoption Help You?

Deciding to work with us here at Adoption Choices of Missouri means that you will have an open or private adoption. Birth mothers who have gone through the adoption process for a teen pregnancy have talked about how this type of adoption has helped them heal and get back to normal life. With this type of adoption, you get to decide on the adoptive family and your communication with the family and your baby. If you were to go with a corporate adoption agency, you would have no say in what adoptive family your baby goes to, and you would have no contact with your baby and the adoptive family. Birth mothers have said that having a connection with the adoptive family and communicating with them and watching their baby grow up has helped them heal and feel good about the adoption process. 

Now the type of adoption plan you have is up to you. You can decide on open adoption, semi-open adoption, or closed adoption. We do encourage you to have some openness with your adoption plan, but it is completely up to you. Just because you choose one type of adoption plan, that does not mean that you can not change it at any time. Some adoption plans start out as open adoptions and change to closed adoptions and vice versa.

Other Ways We Can Help With Your Adoption Journey

Here at Adoption Choices of Missouri, we can help you in other ways during this time as well. Just because you are a teen and pregnant does not mean you will not receive the same help and support as other birth mothers who work with us. We can help you out financially if you are in a tight financial situation. We can help you with groceries and help you find an affordable doctor for your appointments during your pregnancy. Another thing that we can help you with is finding a suitable living environment. If your current living environment is not ideal, then we can help you find an affordable place to live where you can have a comfortable environment and be stress-free. We know that this is a difficult time for you, and that is why we also offer free counseling. You can make an appointment at any time. We provide these counseling services because we think that it is important that you have good mental health and that you are in a good headspace during this time.

Adoption Choices of Missouri Is Here For You!

Adoption Choices of Missouri is a fully functional adoption in MO center that can help pregnant teens like you. We will help you create an adoption plan that you think is best for you and your unborn baby. Even though you are a teen, we think it is very important that you create an adoption plan you want. Our staff is here to help guide you through the process by providing you with the information you need to create your adoption plan, and we will answer any questions you have about the adoption process. 

Adoption Choices of Missouri serves birth parents statewide and beyond, please call us or text us to learn more! Call us toll-free at 877-903-4488 or, in Missouri call or text us at 816-527-9800

NickolasMeet the Author: Nickolas Cooney is a senior at Arizona State University working through his final semester to get his bachelor’s degree in Sports Journalism. Nick also attended the University of Alabama for his first year and a half of college when he was a biology major. He decided to move back to Arizona and transfer to ASU when he changed his major because he saw more opportunities at the Walter Cronkite School of Mass Communication and Journalism. Since transferring to ASU, Nick has been a reporter for the AIA in Arizona for a semester and worked with the Phoenix Suns and Rising for stories.

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