Thinking about adoption as you face an unplanned pregnancy? Adoption has lots of options and gives your child hope and a future. 

Whether you have decided already, or are still going back and forth, know that you have the final say. You are not alone as you navigate all that this decision will bring. 

What if My Partner Disagrees?

Maybe your partner wants to parent or even wants an abortion. Having different desires and opinions during this time can be difficult, but it’s not uncommon. 

It is ultimately the birth mother’s decision to choose adoption, but an effort has to be made to speak to or find the birth father to notify him. The birth father can challenge an adoption decision but will have to jump through many hoops. He would need to legally establish paternity and demonstrate a commitment to parenting in court.

Adoption laws can be confusing because they’re different in every state. In PA, a father is required to sign off on an adoption. In the case that you and your partner disagree about adoption or have a complicated relationship, an adoption agency can help advocate for you. 

Free Pregnancy Confirmation

If you haven’t already, confirm your pregnancy with our free pregnancy test and see if you’re eligible for a follow-up ultrasound. Confirm where your pregnancy stands and if it’s healthy with these steps. 

Making Your Final Decision

Adoption is a big decision, and you probably have many questions about how it works. That’s normal, and you can do it one step at a time. Gain more understanding by contacting a local adoption agency. We can refer you to reputable adoption agencies in the area.

It’s important to note that in order to finalize the adoption, you must wait a minimum of 72 hours after giving birth. In Pennsylvania, you may also have 30 days to revoke the agreement.

We can better inform you about this option and connect you with community resources for clarity and support. Schedule an appointment to talk with us today.