An unplanned pregnancy can be devastating no matter where you are in life. You might be wondering where you will get the money or time to care for this child.
Are you looking at your options? If parenting isn’t possible right now, you may be weighing whether having an abortion or making an adoption plan is your best choice. Both options have a lifetime of consequences, so it’s essential to get as much information as possible about each before you decide.
Confirm Your Pregnancy With Free Testing
Before you decide, it’s vital to verify you are pregnant with free pregnancy testing and an ultrasound. Even though you may have already taken an at-home pregnancy test, confirm the results with a second opinion.
Get More Information With A Free Ultrasound
You may think a positive pregnancy test result is all you need to choose abortion, but there’s more to know. Only an ultrasound can give you the answers you need.
How far along are you in your pregnancy?
The number of days you’ve been pregnant determines what type of abortion you have. Ultrasound will give a close idea.
Is your pregnancy viable?
Up to 20% of known pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. A viable pregnancy is a growing pregnancy. Only ultrasound can tell you if you’ve miscarried.
Where is your pregnancy located?
Although rare, some pregnancies do not form in the uterus where they should. Ultrasound can reveal the location of your pregnancy and if you are safe.
Abortion vs. Adoption
Deciding whether abortion or adoption is your best choice is deeply personal. Only you know your circumstances.
Abortion terminates a pregnancy either by medication or surgery. It is a final decision. There are definite physical and emotional side effects that come with abortion.
Depending on the particular abortion procedure, you risk heavy and prolonged bleeding, damage to your uterus or cervix, or infection.
Many women also suffer from emotional and psychological side effects. Although they feel relief initially, emotional suffering can begin weeks, months, or even years later.
Adoption terminates your parental rights. It is also a final decision, but your child continues to live with their new adoptive family. You can choose the couple who will adopt and raise your child if you want.
Adoption doesn’t have any physical side effects, but there are emotional ones. It is essential to have a strong support network and counseling before, during, and after the adoption process.
An open adoption plan lets you be a part of your child’s life as they grow. You can develop a special relationship with them.
Deciding Whether Abortion Or Adoption Is Right For You
You have a big decision ahead of you, but you don’t have to make it alone. We’re eager to talk about both abortion and adoption with you. We want you to have as much information as possible to make a confident decision.
Although we don’t provide or refer you for abortion, we can provide you with referrals to adoption agencies we trust. They can assist you with your adoption plan. Contact us today. We will provide free pregnancy services and options consultations.