Few things in life will shake you to your core as much as losing a parent. Though there's no magical pill or secret method of coping that can make it less painful, you can get help through grief counseling, and that's something you need to consider as soon as you know you're losing a parent.
Understand That Nothing Can Really Prepare You For How You'll Feel
Even knowing beforehand that your mother or father is passing can't fully prepare you for how you will feel when you ultimately realize they're gone.
After a loved one passes, it's common to want to set up some type of memorial or place to honor their life. If the loved one was cremated, this can be done with a memorial keepsake that houses the remains. When planning what type of keepsake to purchase, you should consider the specific room in the home that you want to display the keepsake in. There are all different types of keepsakes that can hold the cremated remains of a loved one, and some are specifically made for various room designs.
Since both you and your child's father have legal rights to parent the child, most states require the signature of both parents in order to put a child up for adoption. You may be wondering if this means that your baby's father can step in at the last minute and stop you from putting the child up for adoption. In some situations, he may be able to do just that. Here's a look at what you need to know about how your child's father can influence the adoption process.