If you are facing an unwanted pregnancy but are unsure if abortion is the right choice, other options to consider are adoption or parenting.
Adoption allows you to place your child with a loving family that can provide a stable and supportive environment, while parenting involves raising your child yourself.
Both of these options have their rewards and challenges, and it is essential to carefully consider the opportunities or disadvantages of each before making a decision.
Just because your pregnancy was unplanned doesn’t mean choosing to parent is off the table. Many couples who try to get pregnant also feel overwhelmed and scared when they find out they’re expecting. Parenting brings a long list of challenges, but is one of the most rewarding jobs you’ll ever have.
If you would like to parent but feel alone and ill-equipped, please know we are here for you! You won’t have to walk this path alone, and we provide resources, support, encouragement, coaching, and education along the way to help you feel ready and excited at the end of your pregnancy.
As the biological parent, you have complete control over the terms of your adoption plan. Whether you continue to have a relationship with the child and their adoptive family or you want your information kept completely confidential.
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.
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Now that you have a better idea of your options, you may still have questions. We recommend that you come into our center where you can process, ask questions, and learn what local resources are available to you for each respective option.
We are here to walk beside you and provide answers and support. Contact us today to schedule a free and confidential appointment!