If you’re facing an unexpected pregnancy and don’t feel ready to be a parent, abortion and adoption are two possibilities to consider. By learning about each option, exploring all aspects of your situation, and talking with someone who cares, you will be empowered to make your best decision.
Neither abortion nor adoption is entirely free of challenges. It’s important to understand the possibilities associated with each. In doing so, you’ll be able to gain a clear perspective and clarify your feelings.
Many women choose abortion. Depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy, you may qualify for medication abortion or surgical abortion. If you’re not sure how far along you are, we can provide a free pregnancy test and discuss with you, your options.
According to the Mayo Clinic, having an abortion “is a major decision with emotional and psychological consequences. If you're considering this procedure, make sure you understand what it entails, side effects, possible risks, complications, and alternatives.”
Women can make an adoption plan at any point during their pregnancy. Many women choose adoption because they feel unready to become a parent, either again or for the first time.
Adoption today is much different from how it used to be or how it is sometimes still portrayed in movies. There is much flexibility in making an adoption plan, and the birth mother is in control. She chooses the adoptive family and the amount of future contact that makes sense for her situation.
Adoption services are provided at no cost to birth parents, and we can help connect you with reputable adoption professionals if desired.
Many women experience a mix of emotions during the decision-making process and even after they’ve chosen adoption or abortion.
You should know that support is available. You are respected, loved, and cared for no matter what.
To learn more about your options and talk with someone who cares, make a free and confidential appointment with one of our trained staff members.
We look forward to meeting you soon.