No matter your situation, the surprise of an unplanned pregnancy can be overwhelming. Still, you should never feel pressured to have an abortion, especially if you’ve already had that procedure before and don’t want another one.
The good news is that you are in control, and other alternatives are available. Read this article to understand your options so you can have confidence in your pregnancy path.
Making an Adoption Plan
As the birth parent, you have flexibility and the final say on the adoption plan that works best for you.
The majority of adoptions in the U.S. are open, which means that many birth parents enjoy maintaining a relationship with their child and the adoptive family after birth.
Other options are available if you want to remain anonymous. You can choose between a closed or semi-open adoption. The courts seal all identifying information about you in a closed adoption. In a semi-open adoption, you exchange communication with the adoptive family through a third party (such as an adoption agency).
While adoption does have its challenges, such as potential feelings of loss or grief, you will have the peace that you chose a loving family for your child.
At Crossroads Women’s Center, we can provide more information about the possibility of adoption and refer you to reputable local adoption agencies.
Parenting comes with its own set of challenges and rewards. Raising a child can be demanding both physically and emotionally. However, it also offers the opportunity to experience the special bond between a mother and child and to support them as they navigate the world and grow.
If you’re a first-time parent, here are a few questions to ask yourself to help you make your decision:
1) What kind of support system do I have?
2) How will having a child impact my lifestyle and goals?
3) How will parenting affect my physical and emotional well-being?
4) Do I earn enough to support myself and my child?
While these are difficult questions, you don’t have to answer them all at once or right away, but these are critical pieces of information to have in place before making your final decision.
Once we know your needs, we can help you find a solution. We want to connect you to resources to help you become a successful parent and reach your goals.
If you or someone you know are thinking about abortion or the abortion pill, you may not even need to consider it. Approximately one in every four pregnancies ends naturally in miscarriage without the need to go through the pain or cost of an abortion.
Want to know more? The technology exists, and you have a right to know. Schedule a free ultrasound with us today.
You are not alone on your journey. We are here to help you, so contact us today to make an appointment!