There are three pregnancy options: abortion, adoption, and parenting. If you rule out abortion, you have two left: adoption and parenting.
Both options have pros, cons, risks, and rewards. Only you can decide which one is best for you. Take the time you need to consider both of them.
What to Know About Parenting
Parenting can be a challenging but rewarding choice. While you do carry your pregnancy to term, you will bring a newborn home at the end and begin to build a lifelong relationship.
There are ups and downs in parenting. You can experience the joys of first words, mutual love, and funny moments, but it does come with diapers, discipline, and hard work.
Some women find it provides a sense of purpose as they teach and care for their little ones.
With parenting, we can’t overlook the responsibility of caring for another person with housing, food, clothing, education, medical care, and other needs. This commitment can be a lot.
However, many programs are available to help mothers and families learn the ropes and cover expenses and material resources. If finances are why you’re debating parenting, help is within reach.
What to Know About Adoption
Adoption can be an affordable and flexible choice for women who want to carry their pregnancy to term but would prefer an adoptive family to take on the responsibility of raising the child.
As the birth mother, you can customize your adoption plan by setting the terms. In addition to selecting the ideal adoptive parents, you choose how much contact you want, how much information the adoption agency shares, and if you wish to receive updates or remain anonymous.
The adoptive family usually covers the medical expenses of the pregnancy and birth, but they could cover even more depending on state laws.
It’s critical to be sure this is the best choice for your situation before selecting it, as placing your child with an adoptive family can be emotionally challenging.
The Choice Is Yours
Your pregnancy and future are entirely your decisions. Resist any pressure to make a choice you don’t feel confident making.
In the meantime, we can help. As you weigh your options and consider your next steps, visit Women’s Care Center in Parkersburg, WV. We can provide information on every option and listen as you process your feelings.
We are a safe space for you; all our appointments are complimentary and confidential. Schedule an appointment with us today!