The holidays are full of emotions, even more so when experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Friends and family that you may not have seen in a while may have questions or well-meaning advice. Preparing yourself ahead of time can help relieve some of the stress during these encounters.
Three tips to help you survive the holidays:
- Role-play with your adoption counselor some of the scenarios you might encounter.
- Spend as much time as possible with supportive friends and family.
- If you are matched with a family, connect with them and talk about the beautiful life planned for your baby.
Remember you are in control. You do not need to tell anyone anything you do not want to, and you can excuse yourself from conversations if you are feeling uncomfortable.