You may question what options you have with an unplanned pregnancy. And though abortion is a choice, it’s the only one that terminates your pregnancy.
There are other options: parenting and adoption. While neither is easy, they can be rewarding and provide the peace of mind you want. We’ll explore what you should know about each.
Should I Choose Parenting?
Parenting is a big decision, and you may have reservations. This is understandable; becoming a parent can be challenging. But you have more support than you may think.
When considering parenting, ask yourself the following questions:
- Do I have a strong support system in place?
- Will the baby’s father parent with me?
- Do I have a stable job and the financial resources to raise a child?
- Will we live in a safe environment?
Reach out to trusted loved ones who can offer guidance without judgment and pressure. They can provide a safe place to land and the support you need as you weigh this option. Life’s Choices Women’s Clinic’s staff can help you explore the parenting option and provide no-cost parenting classes and referrals to community resources.
Is Adoption as Difficult as They Say It Is?
Adoption can be overwhelming and emotional, but you’ll have the chance to form a relationship with the child and play an active role in the process. Birth parents do not pay for any adoption services; they can choose the adoptive family. The support doesn’t end there—you may receive emotional, material, and financial resources to help you during and after pregnancy.
You can choose from open, semi-open, or closed adoption plans. Each allows a different level of privacy and contact with the adoptive family, so you’ll select the plan that best suits your lifestyle and needs. No birth parent is ever pressured to make a specific adoption decision.
Our clinic provides referrals to reputable adoption agencies and information about all your pregnancy options. We’re here for you as you consider your choices.
We’re Here to Help!
Life’s Choices Women’s Clinic provides no-cost, confidential pregnancy services. We’re here to help as you navigate this time.
Contact us today to book an appointment.