I’m pregnant

Are you considering adoption?

We understand that you may be going through a difficult and challenging time. We want you to make the best decision for your child, which is why it is important to us that you feel safe, at ease and comfortable throughout your adoption journey.

Your Adoption Gateway is here for you. Through our adoption social network, you can chat with other expectant women for support and guidance to help you make your decision. When you are ready, we can also offer you the ability to view and communicate with as many waiting families as you choose to find a loving home for your child.

Your membership is always free and you can set your own pace when navigating our site. To become a member, simply create a username and password. You have the choice to create a profile with as little or as much information as you choose. You also have the option to remain anonymous. You will never feel pressured into anything when joining our adoption social network.

Our Guarantee

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Quality

You will view quality families with an approved home study, who are ready to adopt.

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Discretion

Our company offers a safe and secure environment where you can remain anonymous and as discreet or open as you choose.

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Choice

You can meet and communicate with as many families as you choose to help you in your decision.

 

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Support

You can talk with other expectant women for support and advice.

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Full Control

You will never be pressured into anything when using our site. You are in full control of your adoption journey.

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Availability

You can call or email us anytime at 1.844.783.8209 and youradoptiongateway@gmail.com

Where to start

Once you have a positive home pregnancy test, it is important to follow a number of steps that will help you make the right decision about your pregnancy. Remember, you are in full control of your adoption journey.

Your first steps

Make an appointment with your doctor to confirm the pregnancy.

Discontinue any use of drugs, alcohol or tobacco to keep you and your unborn child safe.

Share the news of your pregnancy with a few family members or friends so you can receive support and help you come to a decision.

The next step is to do some research and review your options – parenting, adoption or abortion.

What are your options

If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, you may be going through a difficult and challenging time as you make decisions for your future and the future of your unborn baby.
The range of emotions you are feeling are completely normal. We want you to know that you have options to choose from when facing a surprise pregnancy.

Researching your options is the first step to understanding what is right for you and your baby. As you gather research, you are probably considering parenting, adoption or abortion. It is important that you take the time to learn about each choice so you can make the best decision for your family. We would like to take the time to guide you through the adoption option.

Adoption

Adoption is a beautiful and selfless way for you to give a child a meaningful life when you yourself are not ready to become a parent.  It is a choice you have to be ready to make and no one should pressure you into this option.

Adoption has evolved in our modern world into an accepting and admirable alternative to parenting.  Take the time to consider how adoption would impact your life and the life of your child. There are many aspects to consider when choosing the best option.

Aspects you should consider

  • Financial Capability
  • Parenting Commitment
  • Family Support
  • Home Environment
  • Day Care
  • Your Goals & Aspirations
  • Your Child’s Future

Support

To help you with your decision, sometimes the best thing you can do is talk with your family and friends, and women who are going through the same experience as you.

Your Adoption Gateway gives you the ability to meet women who are considering adoption and their thoughts and feelings on the subject. You can have support and gain perspective to aid you throughout your pregnancy.

All of these factors are important and will greatly influence you and your child’s life, no matter which option you choose. You are the only one that knows what’s right for you.

Types of Adoption

Open

Open adoption means that you choose to have a relationship with the adoptive family that you have selected to parent your child.  You and the adoptive family can get to know each other personally and work together to plan visits and receive updates on the child periodically.  Both, you and the adoptive family, build a relationship based on mutual respect and understanding that will help guide you through your open adoption plan.  Open adoption is the most common type of adoption within the U.S. and is proven to be the most beneficial to all three parties, the birthmother, the adoptive parents, and the child.

Semi-Open

Semi-open adoptions are a combination of both open and closed adoption. You and the adoptive parents will learn basic information about one another, but contact would be limited to an initial meeting or phone call and if agreed upon, sharing letters and pictures as the child grows, which would be facilitated by a third party organization.

Closed

Closed adoption means that you and the adoptive family do not wish to get to know each other or stay in touch once the child is placed. Both parties information would remain confidential during and after the pregnancy.

Adoption Process with Your Adoption Gateway

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Gather Information

If you are still unsure about choosing parenting or adoption for your child, we can offer you the support you need. You can call or email us anytime and you can log on to our website and talk with other expectant mothers who are contemplating adoption as well. We want you to know that you are not alone and you can rely on our company for the support that you need and deserve.

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Register

If you decide adoption is right for you, you have the option to create a profile describing who you are and what you want for your child’s future or you can simply remain anonymous and just create a username. Once you have setup your account you can view as many waiting families as you choose.

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Choose a family

Once you are ready, you can reach out to an adoptive family through email and start getting to know the family so you can find the perfect fit for your child. You have the ability to communicate with as many families as you desire and you can share as little or as much information about yourself as you choose.

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Choose adoption plan

Once you select an adoptive family, you both will move forward with mutual respect and understanding to help you get to know each other and navigate the rest of your adoption journey. This is where you will both discuss the adoption plan and whether you both would like an open, semi-open or closed adoption. Choosing adoption will always be free for you and in some states you can receive financial help during the pregnancy from the adoptive family. You should always seek an attorney to learn about your rights and help you navigate through the legal process.

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Choose hospital plan

The next step is discussing your hospital plan. Similar to your adoption plan, you have full control over your hospital stay. You can setup rules or boundaries for exactly what you want to happen with respect to the adoptive family’s involvement at the hospital. Once your child is born, depending upon your state’s laws, you have up to 24 hours to 30 days to change your mind. As always, seek legal counsel so you know all of your rights when it comes to adoption.

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Choose a form of contact

After the child is placed with the adoptive family, you can decide how much contact you prefer. You can communicate through email, phone calls or setup planned visits. Most women like to receive pictures and letters about their child, but it is completely up to you. Its important for you and the adoptive family to be honest and up front about what you both are looking for so you both are on the same page. Its also important to seek legal counsel so you have support and to make sure you are well informed about your rights

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Get support

Once the adoption is finalized, you can remain a member with us for as long as you like. You can reach out to other women for support to help you move forward with your life.

Are you pregnant and thinking about adoption?

You likely have several questions about adoption and the process in general.
These are just a few frequently asked questions that hopefully provide you with the answers that you need. If you have more questions, please feel free to call us at 1.844.783.8209 or email us at youradoptiongateway@gmail.com.

Do I have to commit to adoption before joining Your Adoption Gateway?

We completely understand that you are going through a difficult time and that you are still searching for the right choice for you and your family. It takes time to decide what is truly right for you. You can join Your Adoption Gateway and talk with other pregnant women who are considering adoption for their child and if you do choose adoption you can view several adoptive families.

Will joining your company cost me money?

Membership with Your Adoption Gateway will always be free and if you choose adoption you will never have to pay anything. You can receive financial and healthcare assistance through Planned Parenthood, WIC and Medicaid. Additionally, in some states you can receive financial help from the adoptive family that you select.

How can I get to know the adoptive family?

Once you become a member, you have the option to create a profile describing who you are and what you want for your child’s future or you can simply remain anonymous and just create a username. Once you have setup your account you can view as many waiting families as you choose.  Then you can email a family or multiple families that you think would be the best match for your child.  Once you feel comfortable enough, you can speak on the phone and setup scheduled visits with the adoptive parents. You set the pace for your adoption plan.

What do I say to the adoptive family?

Getting to know an adoptive family can be nerve-racking at first. We recommend that you treat them like a friend and get to know who they are and why they entered into adoption for their family.  Once you start talking, the conversation will begin to flow naturally as you both want to get to know each other.

Can I have a relationship with my child?

In today’s modern society open adoption has become more popular and is proven to benefit all parties involved, you, the adoptive parents, and the child. You can receive pictures and letters as your child grows and setup phone calls and scheduled visits with your child.

Our Health Partner

Your Adoption Gateway is partnered with In Vogue Women’s Health Care to provide you with quality medical care and outstanding obstetrics and gynecology services throughout your pregnancy.

  • “Whether you are interested in a yearly exam, are pregnant or have a more serious situation to discuss with a doctor, In Vogue Total Women’s Health Care PLLC is the first call you want to make. We are happy to provide women’s health services to the people of El Paso, Texas and the surrounding areas.”
  • “Dr. Hale has over 18 years of experience as a doctor and she is uniquely qualified to help you and your baby, in a caring and comfortable environment. Our focus is always to provide compassionate service and special individual attention to all of our patients.”

Resources

Your Adoption Gateway believes that you should have resources readily available to you that can offer financial and medical support to ensure that you have a safe and healthy pregnancy.

Maternity Health

Getting proper prenatal care will only support you and your baby through your adoption choices. Caring health professionals will assist you through each trimester and delivery. Typically, you will see your health-care professional every month until about the sixth month; then every two weeks during the seventh and eighth months, and then weekly until labor. Our team at Your Adoption Gateway wants your maternity to adoption experience to be a positive one. We hope you find these tips and resources to be a great support to you!

Healthy Tips Throughout Pregnancy

Choosing healthy habits throughout pregnancy will be very rewarding for you and your baby during pregnancy. Taking care of yourself during pregnancy puts you and your baby at an advantage for a healthy and happy experience. Below, you will learn some basic healthy choices during your pregnancy.

  • Eat plenty of fresh vegetables, leafy green vegetables, and fruits. Try to aim for 6+ servings of ½ raw and ½ cooked vegetable servings throughout your day. Aim for 4+ servings of fresh fruits. Not sure what leafy greens are best? Try adding kale, spinach, swiss chard, mustard greens, collard greens, and romaine lettuce to stir-fry’s, soups, smoothies, and sandwiches.
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  • Choose high quality protein at each meal. Give yourself a variety of animal-based and plant-based proteins, including lean chicken, turkey, cooked lentils, cooked beans, and moderate amounts of nuts and seeds like almonds, walnuts, flax seeds, chia seeds.
  • Include high quality whole grains a few times a day, including cooked quinoa, brown rice, and steal cut oats. If you prefer bread, make sure to buy 100% whole grain bread that is not sweetened with molasses, sugar, or high-fructose corn syrup. Sprouted breads like the brand, Ezekiel, will provide active enzymes, which means better digestion, and more nutrition for you and your baby.
  • Get moderate amounts of healthy fat in your diet; specifically, mono- and poly-unsaturated fat. Some examples include avocados, flax seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, olive oil, coconut oil, and acai berries.
  • Stay hydrated. Your body and your baby need more water to support your growing blood volume.
  • Essential Oils can also help support a healthy pregnancy. Some women find benefits to using essential oils to support emotional well-being, energy, relaxation, healthy immune function and more. If you’ve never used essential oils before, please consult with your health care provider prior to use. To learn more about essential oils, and how you can use them during a healthy pregnancy, check out our Health Resources.
  • Avoid alcohol, cold cut deli meats, soft cheeses, raw seafood and some cooked seafood, including shark, swordfish, tilefish, king mackerel, orange roughy, grouper, tuna steaks, saltwater bass, and canned solid white albacore tuna. Also avoid raw eggs, caffeine, artificial sweeteners, and very spicy food if you are sensitive to heartburn.
  • Avoid and if possible, eliminate processed sugars, caffeinated beverages, sugary beverages, fried foods, vegetable oils (canola, sunflower, palm kernel or palm fruit, cottonseed, etc). These are high calorie, low-nutrient foods, which will not provide you or your baby any nutritional benefits.
  • Moderate exercise is encouraged throughout pregnancy; however check with your doctor regarding your personal physical limitations and pregnancy recommendations.
  • Get plenty of rest. As your body changes throughout pregnancy, physical demands become more taxing and making sure you take naps and get to bed early will help you feel refreshed and your baby healthy.

Support Your Health with Essential Oils

Our family uses Young Living essential oils because they produce the most authentic and highest quality essential oils on the marketplace. Young Living essential oils support the systems of our body at the cellular level. They are 100% therapeutic grade and they support these body systems: muscular and skeletal, cardiovascular, endocrine, digestive, respiratory, immune, nervous system and emotions, excretory and integumentary.

2015 Premium Starter Kit with Dew Drop Diffuser

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The Starter Kit includes:

  • Dew drop Diffuser
  • Premium Essential Oils Collection. 5-ml bottles of the following oils:
    • Lavender (for skin, hair, emotions, nervous system)
    • Peppermint (respiratory support, occasional body aches and digestive health)
    • Lemon (respiratory support, digestive health, skin, emotions, and nervous system)
    • Copaiba (digestive support, supports body’s natural response to injury or irritation)
    • Frankincense (for skin, hair, immune support, emotional and spiritual health)
    • Thieves® (for immunity and well-being)
    • Purification® (for cleansing and immunity)
    • R.C.™ (respiratory support)
    • DiGize™ (digestive support)
    • PanAway® (for occasional muscle and skeletal discomfort)
    • Stress Away™ (for emotions and nervous system and supports body’s natural response to aches, injury, irritation)

You also get:

  • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
  • 10 Sample Packets
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
  • 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples (Young Living’s powerful wolfberry antioxidant supplement),
  • Product Guide and Product Price List
  • Essential Oil Magazine
  • Essential Edge
  • Member Resources

During Pregnancy

Some women choose to support their health with essential oils during pregnancy. Essential oil usage is highly individualized, so just be sure you are following label instructions. Many of Young Living’s products are well loved and well tolerated by pregnant women. If you have never used essential oils before, please consult with your health-care provider before usage. Some specific oils from the Young Living Premium Starter Kit that can support a healthy pregnancy are:

  • Lavender (for skin, hair, emotions, nervous system)
  • Peppermint (respiratory support, occasional body aches and digestive health)
  • Lemon (respiratory support, digestive health,  skin, emotions, and nervous system)
  • Copaiba (digestive support, supports body’s natural response to injury or irritation)
  • Frankincense (for skin, hair, immune support, emotional and spiritual health)
  • Stress Away™ (for emotions and nervous system and supports body’s natural response to aches, injury, irritation)

Some specific oils from the Premium Starter Kit to avoid just for the time that you are pregnant:

  • Thieves® (for immunity and well-being)
  • Purification® (for cleansing and immunity)
  • R.C.™ (respiratory support)
  • DiGize™ (digestive support)
  • PanAway® (for occasional muscle and skeletal discomfort)

Support

Welcome to our team! We are here to support you along the way. After enrolling, you will receive an email from our team, and if you have a Facebook account, we will personally invite you to join our largely informative community, to share in your journey with Young Living essential oils. Don’t have a Facebook account? That’s Ok! We will be sure to connect with you by email and/or phone. We are grateful to have you!

 

A great resource for your essential oil use during pregnancy, infancy, and beyond, is the book, “Gentle Babies,” by Debra Raybern.

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*Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, illness, or injury. Consult your health care professional about any serious disease or injury. Do not attempt to self-diagnose or prescribe any natural substances, such as essential oils or supplements, for serious health conditions that require professional attention.

 

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