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Birthparent.us is a website dedicated to providing neutral and factual information about adoption to women, men and family members who are dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. This website is unique in that it does not contain advertisements and adoptive family profiles, nor does it have an agenda to promote adoption over the other options available to women and men dealing with an unplanned pregnancy.
If you are dealing with an unplanned pregnancy, you are probably experiencing many differing emotions. You may be excited and hopeful one moment and devastated the next. You may be confused one moment and sure of your decision the next. It is important for you to know that this is a normal reaction. If you have told others about your pregnancy, you may also receive a lot of advice from them. Most people mean well when they give you advice. They are not aware that they could be adding to your stress level rather than helping reduce it.

This website is dedicated to helping you work through your feelings, answering your questions and helping you make a decision that will work for you now and in the future.
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, you have three options:
Carry the pregnancy to term and parent your child
Carry the pregnancy to term and make an adoption plan
Terminate the pregnancy

Each of these plans has immediate and long-term consequences. Before deciding on your plan, it is important to make sure that you have all of the information you need so you can make an informed decision in choosing the option that works best for you.  While birthparent.us is dedicated to providing this information on adoption, you may also choose to visit the links provided below to find information on the other options.

If you would like more information on parenting, visit AmericanPregnancy.org and 1800251Baby.org.

If you would like more information on termination, visit FamilyDoctor.org.

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The resources provided on BirthParent.us are for educational purposes only. The content does not necessarily reflect the views of IATI, Harmony Adoptions or its partner agencies. Visitors should seek out professionals to discuss their options before making any decision.