Other Options

Families coming in all shapes and sizes and are formed in a number of ways, for example via adoption, via surrogacy or after fertility treatment. It might be that in your particular situation you are looking at two families merging in order to make one. We look at the “Other Options” for creating a family as well as what your choices are when you find yourself pregnant and hadn’t planned on having children just yet.

Life is far from black and white and as such forming a family may be difficult. You may not get pregnant easily. You may not be able to get pregnant at all. You might be looking at fostering or adoption or you might be looking for information on what to do if you are not ready for parenthood (or whatever reason having a child right now is not the right time).

Here at Dream Bear we don’t discriminate, we celebrate all families regardless of how they look, what challenges they may face or how they came to be. We also offer advice for those who are facing serious questions about their pregnancy and whom might be considering giving up their baby for adoption or terminating the pregnancy.
In the wonderfully colourful world we live in, there is no “right and wrong” when it comes to starting a family, delaying that decision or looking at Other Options when your original family-creation plans haven’t quite come together. With this in mind, we are creating here a community where information and acceptance is given without question, whatever your situation.

We’ll signpost you to sources of additional up to date information so that whatever your particular situation is, you’ll be able to make an informed choice and know that you have the virtual support of many others who have been in your particular situation before or are facing it now. At Dream Bear no-one is alone.

Thinking adoption?

Thinking adoption?

The process of adoption may be a long and complicated one, particularly if you don’t fully understand how it all works and so this section is dedicated to offering all the information you need in order to make an informed choice about whether adoption is right for you and your family.

abortion

Abortion

Adoption can be a an emotional time, especially before the adoption takes place and you feel like you’ll be jumping through hoops or waiting forever and so this section has been designed to offer support and guidance through this sometimes difficult time.

Surrogacy

Surrogacy

When you are trying to start a family or add another child to your family it can be devastating when things don’t go to plan.

IVF

IVF

There are a number of steps that must be taken before at arriving at IVF as a solution, such as seeing your GP and being referred to a specialist for fertility investigations, treatment and advice.

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