I Don’t Want to Be Pregnant. Is Abortion My Only Option?
You’re pregnant. It wasn’t planned or expected. It seems like a thousand questions are racing through your mind.
Maybe you’re thinking about abortion, but you’re not sure. While this can be a scary and uncertain time (and understandably so!), don’t worry, you have options.
Any decision that you make is truly a personal decision. We want to help you understand your options so that you can feel confident and know that you made the best decision for yourself.
Here are a few possibilities that you can consider outside of abortion.
When a woman chooses adoption, she knows that she is making a genuinely selfless decision. Adoption is a unique and beautiful option that gives a couple a chance to grow their family.
This doesn’t make it any less challenging. However, the joy of knowing that the child will be taken care of by a family that can give them all of the support they need may bring you peace & comfort as you’re thinking through your options.
Some personal benefits of adoption are:
- Financial Comfort: Raising children increases your expenses. Adoption can help relieve any potential financial burdens you may worry about with having a child.
- Emotional Relief: New parents can often feel mentally and emotionally exhausted trying to provide for all of a child’s needs.
- Time Giving: Adoption can also allow you to keep the freedom of your current personal life.
- Tranquility: One of the best feelings is knowing that the child will have a bright future with a family that can provide for them at this time.
- Gratification: Many families cannot have children due to circumstances they cannot control. True joy can be found in the knowledge that you are providing a loving couple with the opportunity to grow their family.
In general, adoption can work in three different ways: open, semi-open, and closed.
With open adoption you have completely “open” communication between you and the child.
With a semi-open adoption you can still communicate with the child, but it is all conducted through a third party. You choose how much or how little communication you would like to have.
In a closed adoption plan, there is no communication and you remain completely anonymous, and the documents revealing your identity are legally sealed.
It’s Your Choice
The best part about these options is that you have complete control over the entire process, including selecting a family for the child.
The other option would be to raise the child. While a very difficult decision, it can be the most rewarding as well. If financial worries are a concern for you, there are plenty of resources available for those who are expecting as well as their families.
What Should I Do?
It’s definitely a lot to think about. We can help. Contact us today for a free and confidential options coaching as well as any other resources you may need including pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, referrals and support .
Here at Hopeline, you can receive the answers to your questions and the resources you need to feel confident in your choice. You don’t have to do this alone, and we are here to support you through this journey.