Worried about the future? Financial instability? Lack of support? All these reasons and more can make you not want to be pregnant. Your feelings are understandable, but you have options other than abortion.

This article will highlight the essentials you need to know about your other pregnancy options, which include parenting and adoption. However, if you want to talk to someone about your options in a safe, supportive space, contact Elevate Pregnancy and Family Resource Center to schedule a free, private appointment.

Is Parenting Right for Me?

When considering whether parenting is right for you, it’s critical to consider whether you have a heart to parent. Would you want to parent if all the outside circumstances you’re currently facing were out of the picture (your finances, living situation, etc.)?

If so, parenting could be the best option. It’s essential to keep in mind that circumstances change. What feels impossible right now can change if you take intentional steps in the right direction (for example, finishing school or securing a higher-paying job can help you find financial security).

While only you can determine if parenting is the right option, asking yourself the following questions can help:

  • What might my life look like if I choose parenting?
  • How might I feel if I decide to parent?
  • Where can I turn to for support if I choose parenting? (Partner, friends, family, community resources, etc.)

Is Adoption Right for Me?

Modern adoption is all about choices, depending on your preference. Whether you want to maintain a relationship with your child and the adoptive family or remain anonymous, you get to decide when you choose adoption. You also get to select the family who will raise your child.

While adoption might feel overwhelming, it’s critical to know that adoption is a parenting choice that gives your child hope and a future.

To determine if adoption is right for you, meet with an adoption counselor who will walk you through what adoption looks like and listen to your questions and concerns.

While we don’t offer adoption services, at Elevate Pregnancy and Family Resource Center, we can provide referrals to reputable adoption agencies in the area.

You’re Not Alone

No matter what pregnancy decision you’re considering, you’re not alone as you navigate your options. We’re here for you with free resources, services, and a listening ear. Contact us today to schedule your free, private appointment.