Maybe you already know what it feels like to have an abortion, and you can’t imagine having another one. Abortion is not your only option. Adoption and parenting are two other options to consider.
Though these options can seem overwhelming, you may be surprised at the support and resources available. We can help!
What About Adoption?
Choosing adoption is a very brave and difficult choice. Adoption comes with options based on your lifestyle and what kind of relationship you want with your child and the adoptive family. Adoption has greatly improved over the years.
It’s not easy to choose adoption, but there can be peace that comes with knowing you chose the family your child goes with. The three different adoption plans to choose from when considering adoption include:
- Open Adoption: The most flexible adoption plan, open adoption, allows for contact with the birth mother, adoptive parents, and the child. Identifying information and contact details are shared. Open communication is made through visitations, phone, email, etc.
- Semi-Open Adoption: Identifying information is given between all parties besides the first names. No direct contact can be made, but everything is done through a third party, like an adoption agency. Letters and photos can be sent through third parties as well.
- Closed Adoption: If distance is the best option for you, a closed adoption may be the best fit, as no contact is made between anyone. Personal information is concealed, and there is no identifying information about the child and birth family before adoption.
Though parenting is not for the faint of heart, it comes with great love and joy in the journey. You could be wondering how to parent as a single mom, a student, or as a first-time parent. You don’t have to figure it all out on your own.
Free Parenting Resources
We offer support and resources if you do decide to parent, including a motherhood group that meets every two weeks.
We are here for you and want to make sure you have the information and education you need to make the best choice for you and your child.
Schedule an appointment today to learn more. You can do this.