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Pregnant and financially stressed...

Had a mishap, got pregnant. Can hardly take care of myself, adoption is the best choice for me at this stage of my life.

Are there adoption agencies out there that can help me while I'm pregnant? All the ones I've called just tell me they will cover medical expenses but other than that just to apply for welfare. This hurts as I am too ashamed to even walk into the welfare office and would rather starve cold on the streets. All they are doing is pushing me toward abortion.

Is there any place that can actually help me or am I left to fend for myself for now?

EDIT: I do have another child, and the "pregnancy group homes" I hear about won't accept my toddler with me so that's not an option.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:35 PM on Jan. 30, 2011 in Adoption

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Answers (11)
  • Will you please join the Birthmom's group on CM? You could meet some others that have gone through what you are going through. You won't be judged, and you wouldn't believe how many know how you feel! PM if you need to talk!
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 1:37 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

  • Go to some adoption sites online where parents are looking to adopt. They will be able to help you.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 1:39 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

  • www.lifetimeadoptions.com They are really nice and can help.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:02 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

  • I just did a quick check and it may depend on where you live. http://www.adoptionservices.org/birth_mother/index.htm just a link I found, no info on wether it is a legitimate site or not.

    ironkitten

    Answer by ironkitten at 1:39 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

  • I know you are scared but please come to the birthmom group. You cannot make a choice for adoption unless you have an alternative parenting plan. We can help you do this. Living the life as a mother without her child is a horrible life, one we would not wish on anyone. There are lifelong effects.
    The only thing an agency or potential adoptive parent will help with is helping themselves to your baby.
    vampporcupine

    Answer by vampporcupine at 2:28 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

  • Please come visit the birthmom group :)
    Being a birthmom is hell, giving my baby away was the worst mistake I've ever made. I'm sorry you have toneven consider it, if you ever need someone to talk to please PM me.
    BeJuicy

    Answer by BeJuicy at 2:47 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

  • Look into Private Adoption through an Atty, sometimes something can be worked out with the family, to provide money for Food etc, Here is a place in Atlanta that is supposedly really good, Also there is a group on here with parents looking to adopt perhaps one of them will be a match for you and you can negotiate additional help.
    MrsWeathers

    Answer by MrsWeathers at 3:03 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

  • I am putting this site seperate, http://www.catholicadoptiononline.com/ this is the place in Atl
    MrsWeathers

    Answer by MrsWeathers at 3:04 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

  • Check out this group. It may help you with your decision. http://www.cafemom.com/group/28354?ct=wdg_my_posts

    Bill & Nancy
    www.lotsoflovetogive.weebly.com
    prayinforlilone

    Answer by prayinforlilone at 8:50 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

  • Visit http://www.cafemom.com/group/28354?ct=wdg_my_posts

    Bill and Nancy
    www.lotsoflovetogive.weebly.com
    prayinforlilone

    Answer by prayinforlilone at 8:51 PM on Jan. 30, 2011