Can I Choose Adoption if I’m Facing an Unplanned Pregnancy in a Domestic Violence Situation in New York?

An unplanned pregnancy can be nerve wracking for anybody, but if you bring domestic violence into the picture it can become even more complicated. According to the CDC, 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence at some point in their lives. If you consider the fact that almost half of pregnancies in the United States each year are unplanned, there is bound to be some overlap.

If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy while experiencing domestic violence, know that you are not alone. The most important thing for you to do is assess your own safety. If you believe you may be at risk as a result of your pregnancy, make a plan to relocate ASAP. Consider reaching out to someone you can trust or using any of the domestic violence resources listed near the bottom of this article.

If you’re asking yourself the question, Can I Choose Adoption if I’m Facing an Unplanned Pregnancy in a Domestic Violence Situation in New York? and you think adoption might be the best choice for you — we have some good news.

Any woman has the right to choose adoption, no matter her circumstances. If you are in a domestic violence situation and are considering adoption, there are dozens of adoption agencies across New York state that would be happy to work with you. 

Adoption Choices of New York is one of these organizations. It is our mission to empower women throughout their adoption journey and make sure you have access to all the resources you need. 

Get in Touch with an Adoption Counselor to Determine Your New York Adoption Plan

At Adoption Choices of New York, we have trained adoption counselors on staff who are ready to advise you before, during, and after your adoption free of charge. Your adoption counselors can help you decide if adoption is the right choice for you, point you towards resources, and help you navigate difficult emotions you may be feeling.

Our adoption counselors can also help you answer questions like:

  • Will an open, semi-open, or closed adoption be safest for me and my baby?
  • Do I have to tell the baby’s father that I’m placing our child for adoption?
  • How can I involve my family in my adoption plan?
  • What are coping mechanisms I can use to help me deal with the sadness I’m feeling?
  • What are my rights as a birth mother in New York?

Just remember: You’re not alone. We are here to help you make the best decisions for yourself. Whether you decide to terminate your pregnancy, become a parent, or place your baby for adoption, we will cheer you on.

Can I Choose Adoption if I’m Facing an Unplanned Pregnancy in a Domestic Violence Situation in New York?

Absolutely. At Adoption Choices of New York, we want to make sure we provide a way for you to have a safe adoption journey if that is the path you decide to pursue. If you have any questions about resources, adoption, or pregnancy — feel free to contact us.

Domestic Violence Resources in New York

If you feel that you are in an unsafe situation, there is help available to you. Here is a list of some of the national and New York specific domestic violence resources:

  • 800.799.SAFE (7233) — National Domestic Violence Hotline and Website
  • 1-800-942-6906 — New York State Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline
  • New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSACADV) — list of available domestic violence programs in New York

Adoption Choices of New York is available to assist with your adoption plan. Call us, text us, email us; we are here for you!
Contact Us 24/7: 800-505-8592 (Phone) | 518-478-8420 | Click to Email

About the Author: Alexandra Georgiton is a fourth-year student at the University of Cincinnati studying Rhetoric and Professional Writing, and is receiving certification in Copyediting and Publishing. She has been passionate about the English language for her entire life, and reading and writing have always been her favorite hobbies. She enjoys professional writing and editing because she loves to use her talent and love of writing to make a difference in the world.

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