When a woman finds out she is pregnant, one thing is for certain: life is going to change. Whatever decision she makes for her pregnancy will have a significant impact on her life and her loved ones, both now and in the future. But, it is her responsibility to make an informed decision.
Pregnancy Choices desires to help women comprehend each option available to her. In our society, every woman has three options for the outcome of her pregnancy: women can make an adoption plan, choose to parent, or have an abortion.
The Parenting Option
Parenting is both challenging and rewarding. Whether a woman is choosing to co-parent, parent as a single parent or parent as a couple, there are many ways she can prepare to be a good mother. She can begin making choices now to ensure a healthy, loving, and secure future for her baby. With the support of caring people, parenting or life-skill classes, and other community resources, many women find the help they need to be successful mothers.
Regardless of your circumstances or relationship status, Pregnancy Choices offers services designed to assist you in becoming the best person you can be. Our Thriving Heart program is available to you during your pregnancy and beyond.
The Adoption Option
Adoption is a positive and loving option that is often overlooked. Developing an adoption plan empowers you to create a positive future for yourself and your child. Adoption plans look different for each person; however, you may be pleased to know that the birth mother has:
- the freedom to choose the parents
- the freedom to choose if she would like to see her child(ren) and their adoptive parents
- the freedom of privacy to receive pictures, but no contact
Research has shown that women who make an adoption plan are more likely to finish their schooling, have better jobs, and overall report a high level of satisfaction with their decision for adoption.* It can be a win, win option for everyone involved.35
Pregnancy Choices can provide referrals to licensed adoption agencies who assist birth parents with legal adoption services, as well as comprehensive counseling and support before, during and after the adoption.
*National Council for Adoption. Adoption awareness training program; 2009.