How an Adoption Plan Can Prevent Depression Caused by Abortion

Are you going back and forth between your pregnancy options of abortion and adoption? A pregnancy decision is not easy, especially if you are still processing the news of an unplanned pregnancy. Do your best to talk over your options with someone you trust and weigh them before moving forward. 

This decision will significantly impact your future, so it’s important to get clarity about your options. We’re here to help.

Why Both Options Aren’t Easy

First, we want to mention that both adoption and abortion come with their challenges. Grief and pain are a part of them both. There is emotional hardship with each of these options, though abortion has many physical and mental risks to consider.

The Mental Health Effects of Abortion

Abortion comes with serious side effects, including mental health effects. A literature review done by the Task Force on Mental Health and Abortion ends with, “It is clear that some women do experience sadness, grief, and feelings of loss following termination of a pregnancy, and some experience clinically significant disorders, including depression and anxiety.”

Many women experience post-abortion stress after their abortion experience. Signs of this side effect of abortion include:

  • Generalized guilt
  • Generalized anxiety
  • Denial and repression
  • Depression
  • Regret and Remorse
  • Flashbacks
  • Specific or generalized sense of grief and loss

How an Adoption Plan Can Help Prevent Depression 

While adoption still comes with the element of the separation of the child and mother, it enables women to carry to term while preventing feelings of grief, loss, and regret triggered by abortion. 

As the birth mother, you have the power to decide your child’s future and set the terms. You can also choose the adoptive family and have peace knowing your child will be raised in a loving home.

Adoption is an option if you are concerned about parenting or the impact abortion could have on your mental health.

You Have Options

Facing an unplanned pregnancy is not easy, but remember that you have options and the right to be fully informed about this life-altering decision. You deserve to know the facts.

We Care Pregnancy Center offers life decision coaching by trained individuals many of whom have been in situations similar to yours. After taking a free pregnancy test, a Life-decision coach will listen and help by providing information concerning abortion, adoption, and parenting. 

Schedule a free and confidential appointment to get started. You are not alone.

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