Telling your family about your unexpected pregnancy may seem like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. We understand, but you are not alone. Here are some tips on how to make telling your family that you’re choosing adoption for your pregnancy a little bit easier. You can do this.

Take Your Time

Make sure to process the news of your unexpected pregnancy before telling your family about your pregnancy decision. It’s important to allow yourself the time to process your emotions.

Know that your emotions are valid. If needed, talk to someone you trust to process your emotions and talk about your adoption options.

Choose the Right Time

Timing is key when sharing such a big decision as adoption. Choose a time when your family is together and relaxed. Choose a weekend day or time after work when they are naturally more calm and collected. Though it seems small, it has a huge impact on their reaction to your news.

The degree of communication will vary depending on the nature of your relationship with your parents. If you have a positive relationship, try to explain why you feel that adoption is the best choice for you and your baby.

You Have the Final Say

You’re making the best decision for yourself, and not everyone will understand. That’s okay. Do your best to hear your family out and answer their questions. 

With family, there comes pressure sometimes. Remember, you have the final say and will be the one to live with this decision long-term.

We’re Here for You

You may still have questions when it comes to adoption. Our caring team at A Women’s Pregnancy Center can help by offering you more information about your adoption options.

Contact us to talk with our compassionate staff about adoption today.

Difficult Roads often lead to Beautiful Destinations.