Teen Pregnancy and Choosing Adoption

Teen Pregnancy Options

If you’re a teen facing an unplanned pregnancy, All About U Adoptions can help you explore your options. We provide support and information throughout the decision-making process. You can choose to connect with potential adoptive families who will be carefully screened. All About U Adoptions can even offer financial assistance in some cases. We understand this is a difficult time and want to empower you to make the best choice for yourself and your baby.

Like an adult woman facing an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy, teens have 3 primary options: parenting, terminating the pregnancy, or placing the baby for adoption. 

Parenting

You can choose to raise your child yourself. This is a big decision with significant responsibilities. While there are resources available to help teen parents, it is a huge commitment.

Terminate

This is a legal medical procedure to terminate a pregnancy. It’s a personal decision and you should discuss it with a healthcare professional as well as research the laws in your state.

Adoption

Placing the child with a loving adoptive family; contact our licensed adoption agency, create an adoption plan for your circumstance, choose the adoptive family, choose the type of adoption, and receive all the support you deserve.

South Dakota Adoption Process for Teens

In South Dakota, even though you’re a teen, you still have the right to be involved in the adoption process for your child. Here’s a general outline:

  1. Contact an Adoption Agency: Reach out to a licensed adoption agency like All About U Adoptions. We can guide you through the process and answer your questions.

  2. Develop an Adoption Plan: Together with a counselor, you’ll create an adoption plan outlining your wishes for the adoptive family and the level of openness you desire (open, semi-open, or closed adoption).

  3. Matching and Contact (Optional): The agency will search for a compatible adoptive family based on your preferences. Depending on the chosen adoption openness level, you might have some contact with the adoptive family.

  4. Consent and Finalization: Once you give birth, you’ll legally consent to the adoption with court approval finalizing the placement.

North Dakota Adoption Process for Teens

North Dakota, like South Dakota, allows teens to be involved in the adoption process for their child. Here’s a breakdown of the general steps:

  1. Choose an Adoption Path: Look for a licensed adoption agency so you can ensure an ethical, legal, and compassionate adoption journey. All About U Adoptions is licensed in ND. 

  2. Contact and Information Gathering: We will explain the process, answer questions, and provide information about adoption requirements and resources.

  3. Develop an Adoption Plan: With a counselor’s help, you’ll create a plan outlining your preferences for the adoptive family, desired level of openness (open, semi-open, or closed adoption), and any wishes for future contact.

  4. Matching and Contact (Optional): The agency will search for a compatible adoptive family considering your preferences. Depending on the chosen openness, you might have some contact with the adoptive family before finalization.

  5. Consent and Finalization: Once you have the baby, you’ll provide legal consent to the adoption. With court approval, the adoption will be finalized.

Nebraska Adoption Process for Teens

Nebraska’s adoption process for teens follows a similar structure as South Dakota and North Dakota, with some key points to remember:

  1. Contact an Adoption Professional: Reach out to a licensed adoption agency; AAU Adoptions is a licensed agency in NE. We can guide you and answer your questions.

  2. Develop an Adoption Plan: With a counselor’s help, you’ll create a plan outlining your wishes for the adoptive family, including desired qualities, values, and level of openness (open, semi-open, or closed adoption).

  3. Matching and Contact (Optional): The agency will search for a compatible adoptive family based on your preferences. Depending on the chosen openness level, you might have some contact with the adoptive family before finalization.

  4. Consent and Finalization: After giving birth, you’ll legally consent to the adoption with court approval finalizing the placement.

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