Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy and living in Massachusetts? Right now, you may feel like you are in complete crisis. Know that you are not alone. There are several places you can find pregnancy help in Massachusetts.
If you are unsure about where to start, remember that you have options. If you are in the early stages of pregnancy, there are three basic paths you can take:
The first two choices remain available throughout the pregnancy and after giving birth.
It is never too late to make an adoption plan for your child. You have plenty of time to think about this option. At Adoptions With Love, we can help you make an adoption plan at any stage of your pregnancy or even after birth. We can send a counselor to your hospital room or to your home if you would like to discuss adoption. Or, we can meet with you earlier in your pregnancy, and create a plan prior to the birth. Adoption is completely your decision and only you can decide what is best for you and your child. Remember, you have choices.
There are many resources available to expectant/birth mothers facing an unplanned pregnancy. If you are living in the Bay State, there are many great pregnancy help centers in Massachusetts that you can use for support. Some of these resources included:
This division of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts offers direct services, connections, and referrals for expectant/birth mothers like yourself. Their goal is to ensure all children in the state are raised in healthy, nurturing, and safe environments so that they can achieve – and maintain – optimal physical, social, and emotional health and well-being. There are websites, books, articles, courses, and webinars available to those seeking support.
From educational programs to support groups, MSPCC offers support for teens and young adults facing unplanned pregnancies. They also offer “Health Families” – a voluntary and free home-based family coaching program that supports young, first-time parents working to create a stable home environment. Supported by the Children’s Trust, this program is available to first-time parents ages 20 and under. Additionally, MSPCC offers engaging opportunities with other families in social gatherings throughout Massachusetts. This group can be a lifeline for those seeking to pursue parenthood as an option.
Planned Parenthood is a healthcare provider that offers medical care – including sex education, medical exams and evaluations, and information – across the country. There are those that hear the name “Planned Parenthood” and immediately think of abortions. While this group does provide this service, they also offer many others, including:
- Pregnancy testing
- General health care
- Birth control & education
- Pelvic exams
- Cancer screenings
- STD testing
- Other pregnancy-related services
There are four Planned Parenthood locations across Massachusetts.
Another resource for expectant/birth mothers is a reputable, domestic, private adoption agency. While this may come as a surprise, an adoption agency can offer you free counseling and support services as you make a decision. The right adoption agency will not pressure you into any decision and respect any decision you make. Seeking pregnancy help from a Massachusetts adoption agency does not mean you will be obligated to choose adoption.
Adoptions With Love, for example, provides free and confidential counseling services for expectant/birth mothers in Massachusetts. We have been doing this for over 36 years and have an excellent reputation of serving expectant parents. We can teach you about your options, depending on your stage of pregnancy, and help you weigh the pros and cons of each. You will never feel pressured into a decision. Our goal is to help you make an informed decision for your baby.
For expectant mothers that choose adoption, AWL offers many free services – including financial assistance. Some of these services include, but are not limited to:
- The free counseling services from compassionate counselors who are experienced in adoption is available both before and after birth.
- Legal assistance. This free service ensures you have experienced attorneys who keep you informed of your rights throughout the adoption process.
- Financial support. We can assist with living expenses as impact by the pregnancy, such as rent or mortgage payments, utilities, phone bills, and even maternity clothes, as needed.
- Medical care. Everything from prenatal and postpartum appointments to the hospital or birth center stay is covered. Adoptions With Love can also help you find a doctor or midwife with whom you feel comfortable.
- Adoption Plan Design. You can have an adoption plan custom-designed to meet your needs. You can also hand-select the adoptive family for your child, all with the help and guidance of your adoption specialist.
An experienced adoption agency, such as Adoptions With Love, can offer you unbiased information support throughout – and after – your pregnancy. You should never feel pressured or judged during this challenging time. The caring counselors at Adoptions With Love understand this need. You can use the many services and supportive tools available at no cost to you, and you are in charge of this adoption plan. We will be a guiding hand every step of the way.
There are many resources that offer pregnancy help in Massachusetts. If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, remember that you are not alone. You can find the support you need. To learn even more about making an adoption plan, contact Adoptions With Love today. Call us any time at 800-722-7731, text us confidentially at 617-777-0072, or contact us online.