I Don’t Want to Be Pregnant. Is Abortion My Only Option?
Unplanned pregnancies bring many questions and new circumstances that can be overwhelming. If you are unsure if abortion is the best choice, the other options are adoption and parenting.
Parenting involves raising your child yourself, while adoption allows you to place your child in a family that can provide a loving and stable environment.
Both options have their rewards and challenges, and it is essential to carefully consider the opportunities or disadvantages of each before making a decision.
You may have quickly ruled out parenting as a choice for you but you owe it to yourself to evaluate parenting as rigorously as any other option. Some questions to consider are:
- Who is my support system?
- How would this affect my short and long-term career and education goals?
- Is my partner someone I could respectfully co-parent with?
- What would childcare look like?
The good news is that you don’t have to figure these answers out alone. Many couples who are trying to get pregnant suddenly feel ill-equipped when they find they are expecting!
At First Care, we are here to walk beside you and help find and provide support and resources to equip you to make the best pregnancy decision.
One of the best things about making an adoption plan is that you have complete control over the details. Whether you continue to have a relationship with the child and their adoptive family or you want your information kept completely confidential, it’s 100% up to you.
The information below summarizes the typical adoption methods:
- Open Adoption– You have a relationship with the child and adoptive family. This makes up the majority of adoptions.
- Closed Adoption– You do not have a relationship with the child or adoptive family, and details about you cannot be disclosed.
- Semi-Open Adoption– You communicate through the adoption agency of your choice to exchange non-identifying information with the adoptive parents.
The majority of adoptions are open because most women want to keep some sort of relationship with their child, but it’s important that you only do what’s best for you.
Schedule an Appointment
Now that you have a better idea of your options, you may still have questions. We hope you do because that is what we are here for! We recommend that you schedule a no-cost options consultation with us so that you can process, ask questions, and learn what local resources are available for each option.
We are here to walk beside you and provide answers and support. Contact us today to schedule a free and confidential appointment!
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