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Telling Your Friends You’re Pregnant & Thinking About Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 23, 2014

In theory, true friends are supposed to be with you for the long haul. That means that if you decide to tell them about your pregnancy then they’ll be supportive of whatever decision you decide is best for you and your baby. They may have different reactions at first, so be prepared. When you reveal that you’re thinking about adoption, they may try to make you change your mind.

Remember, friends often want to be helpful and they may tell you that they will support you or even help take care of the baby. The truth is, babies take a lot of work, and while your friends might be willing to help you in a crunch, in the long term they won’t be able to provide the kind of support you need. Keep your good friends close and ask them to help you through the hard times. They can be good support for doctor’s appointments or to go to counseling, or even to help you break the news to your family, that you are considering adoption.

Topics: Adoption, Pregnancy