If you are unexpectedly pregnant, you have various options. If one of the options you are considering is adoption, the best first thing you can do is to talk with an adoption professional. In many states, that will be an adoption agency with adoption counselors available. Or, it could be an adoption attorney.
The Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA) maintains a directory of adoption agencies affiliated with our Fellows. AAAA provides a state-by-state listing of adoption attorneys, all of whom are happy to talk with you and make sure you are headed in the right direction for you and your baby.
Talking with an adoption professional does not obligate you to place your child, and should not cost you any money, but it will help you to evaluate adoption among your other options. It is your right and parental responsibility to be informed. AAAA can help.