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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


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.

For assistance when our office is closed, please visit www.pregnancydecisionline.org or www.optionline.org


Scared. Pressured. Trapped. If a baby is not in your plans right now, it’s possible you’re feeling at least one of these emotions. Maybe it’s not the right time. He walked out. You have a year left in your schooling. You never wanted kids. There are many reasons that women plan on terminating a pregnancy, and it may seem that an abortion will wipe away your problems and allow you to just move on.
It may not be that simple. This is a big decision- it is important to base your decision on accurate information. Perhaps you are thinking:

I don’t know who the father is.
I’m not ready to be a parent.
I can’t tell anyone I am pregnant.
Everyone is pressuring me.
The father is insisting on an abortion.

We know how you feel and you are not alone. Don’t let anyone rush you into a medical decision before you understand the risks and consider all the options. You owe it to yourself to get the facts. Before getting any type of abortion, you will need to verify that you’re actually pregnant. Even if you have pregnancy symptoms or have taken a home test, you should confirm your pregnancy with a medical quality pregnancy test and an ultrasound. It is best if you can receive these medical services and this information from someone who doesn’t have financial interest in your decision. Be aware that about 10-20% of known pregnancies end in natural miscarriage. Actual rates may be higher as many women miscarry before knowing they are pregnant.

Although we don’t perform or refer for abortions, we will help you understand what you can expect from the abortion procedure. Gather your questions and make an appointment today to meet your advocate before scheduling an abortion.

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