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Pregnant and Considering Adoption by Month

No matter how far along you are, whether you’re nine weeks or nine months pregnant, adoption is always an option.

If you have any questions about how to get started with your adoption journey, then you can contact us online to get more adoption information now. Below, we’ve put together a month-by-month guide to adoption options for pregnant mothers at each stage of pregnancy.

1 or 2 Months Pregnant and Considering Adoption

When you discover your unplanned pregnancy, you should first make an appointment with your doctor. If you’re just now finding out about it, then you are likely one or two months pregnant. Considering adoption is still an option, and you have plenty of time to make this life-changing decision. So, think about it carefully and choose what is best for both you and your baby.

3 or 4 Months Pregnant and Considering Adoption

At three or four months pregnant, adoption is still an option. Around this time, you’ll begin noticing some physical effects of unplanned pregnancy, such as:

  • Pain in your midsection as your body makes room for the baby
  • The baby’s growth from the size of a blueberry to the size of a lime
  • Increased activity and movement from the baby

You’ve made it to the second trimester, so you’ll want to schedule another doctor’s appointment and do a Multiple Marker Screen (MMS) to ensure that you and the baby are healthy. Also, it’s almost time to reveal the sex of your baby if you’d like, so you can make an appointment to find out.

5 or 6 Months Pregnant and Considering Adoption

If you’re curious if families can adopt from a pregnant woman who’s five or six months along, then know that adoption is still possible. When you’re considering adoption at six months pregnant, now would be an excellent time to contact an adoption professional so you can get started on your adoption plan. They will help you find the perfect adoptive family for your baby. In fact, you can start getting to know them to build a long-lasting, meaningful relationship.

7or 8 Months Pregnant and Considering Adoption

Even if you are seven or eight months pregnant and considering adoption, this is still a path you can pursue. Your delivery date is soon approaching, but it is never too late to choose adoption as an expectant mother. Once you’ve chosen the right family for your baby and gone to your first prenatal appointments, it’s time to make a hospital plan. This includes aspects like:

  • What hospital you’d like to deliver the baby at
  • Who you’d like to be there to support you
  • Who you want to hold the baby first

Having this plan in place will help determine that your process is as smooth and stress-free as possible. The sooner you and your adoption professional can put this together, the better. Don’t stress, though. Your professional will do all the heavy lifting for you while you get to call all the shots. As the prospective birth mother, you are in 100% control of your adoption plan from start to finish.

9 Months Pregnant and Considering Adoption

At nine months pregnant, you are likely feeling a swirl of complex emotions. But, if you find yourself wondering whether you’re ready to be a parent, you are not alone. Adoption is still a viable option for you. Contact an adoption agency to start the process today. Don’t be afraid to ask people in your adoption support system for a shoulder to lean on right now, too.

Also, we should mention that adoption is still possible even if you’ve already taken your baby home from the hospital. If you’ve spent a few days with your baby and have realized parenting isn’t right for your situation, then adoption is always an option. You’ll still get to choose the perfect family for your child, receive 24/7 support and more.


Are you pregnant and considering adoption? We can connect you with a helpful adoption professional. You can contact us online at any time to get more free information now. We would be more than happy to help you in any way that we can.