Adoption Option

Why we place our babies for adoption

Abigail Rebecca Summer

Pregnancy Signs

The first thing to do is to take a pregnancy test.

You can get tests at:

  • The Family Planning Association Centre
  • Sexual Health Clinics
  • A doctor
  • At a pharmacy

Signs of pregnancy

Two or three weeks after sex if you are pregnant you may notice some of the following:

  • Missing a period
  • A shorter or lighter period
  • Feeling bloated or having period like cramps
  • Feeling tired all the time
  • Nausea or vomiting (this can happen at any time of day)
  • Moodiness
  • Appetite change
  • Tender and swollen breasts

What Next?

If your pregnancy is unexpected it is important to talk about you options with someone as soon as possible.You may also like to see what Dr Sue Bagshaw has to say about looking at your options.

If you want to discuss all options chat to a pregnancy counsellor. Some pregnancy help lines are staffed around the clock so whenever you call someone will be happy to talk to you. Pregnancy services are listed under “P” in the White Pages.

Adoption is One of your Options

This website will tell you about how adoption works in New Zealand today. Please do check out the information on this site. We have producaed a DVD containing this information. The DVD is free, although because we are a charity, if you can afford it we would like a $10.00 donation to cover costs. It can be posted out to you (in plain packaging) anywhere in New Zealand. To order the DVD go to the resource order form.