If you are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy, you might struggle with what to do next. Two options you may be considering are abortion and adoption.
The first step to understanding what might be right for you is to envision and discuss both options and not act hastily. You need to feel comfortable with this decision for years to come.
What Would Abortion Be Like?
Although many believe abortion to be a “quick fix,” it’s not always that simple for some women. Sometimes when women rush into an abortion without understanding all the facts, they can struggle later with the impacts. Therefore, feeling confident, empowered with knowledge, and getting all the medical information to make an informed decision is vital.
After speaking with someone you trust can help you visualize how this option might affect you, discuss how this might impact your health with a provider or local pregnancy center. This will help provide you with all the information you need to plan your next step.
Depending on the type of abortion available to you, discuss with your physician specific concerns such as:
- Risk of prolonged heavy bleeding
- Risk of infection
- Any health conditions you currently have
- Medications you take
What Would Adoption Be Like?
Adoption is an umbrella term for many possibilities that allow you to decide which choice is best for you and your life. Options include:
- Open Adoption: allows completely open communication between you, the child, and the adoptive family.
- Semi-Open Adoption: allows communication between you, the child, and the adoptive family through an adoption professional.
- Closed Adoption: This does not allow any communication or identifying records to be released to the child or adoptive family.
Some women feel drawn to this choice because they want another couple to have the opportunity to complete their family or provide their child with a loving family. Others come to this option later, but it’s important to know there’s no right or wrong way to feel about adoption.
We Can Help
You’re not alone; many women or couples think about what is available and what might be right for them. If you want more information on your options, make a free, confidential appointment today. We can help you get the answers you need to plan your next step!