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Parenting

Will I be a good parent? This is a question all parents ask, whether their baby was planned or unexpected. Parenting is both challenging and rewarding. Although your life circumstances may not be ideal right now, you have a number of resources available to you as you take your first steps on this new journey. Choosing to parent your child may also present you with some questions like:

  • Where will I live?
  • How will I finish school?
  • How can I afford this?

We can help you answer these questions and also provide you with resources and referrals to help you as a parent. If you feel unsure of how you might provide for a child, we have programs to assist you with the things you will need. You’re worth it- get accurate and complete information about your choices.
For assistance when our office is closed, please visit www.pregnancydecisionline.org or www.optionline.org

Adoption

When you are dealing with an unplanned pregnancy and feel that you are not ready to parent, adoption is an option! You are much more capable of making an informed, healthy and safe choice when you have all the facts and have fully explored every option, and your own feelings.

What Does Adoption Look Like?

The first thing to know about adoption is that a lot has changed and it may not be what you think it is. Today the adoption process empowers the birthmother with countless choices. A woman considering this option is able to choose the family, where they live, how many kids are in the family, religious background, economic level; whatever is important to her. Family options are endless. There are an estimated 2 million families waiting each year to adopt. In most instances there is no cost to the birthmother.

Considering Adoption?

How much do you really know? Many women are choosing adoption and are proud about their decision. Some women do not feel ready to parent and see adoption as an option that benefits everyone involved.
Researching your options is a smart step to take. This is a choice that you need to think about carefully, but if you can’t parent, no matter what the reason, adoption may be the right choice for you. Elevate would be glad to help you research this as an option for you.


abortion

Scared? Pressured? Feeling trapped? You weren't planning on having a baby. Maybe it’s not the right time. You're alone and don't know who to talk to. You have a year left in school. You never wanted kids. There are many reasons that women consider an abortion, but that doesn't just wipe away the problems.
You're going through a lot and have a lot to think about. It's important to base your decisions on accurate information.  

We're here to help. No judgment. No pressure, no matter what you decide. Don’t let anyone rush you on your decision before you understand all the options. We'll listen and be a safe place for you to share your story.

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