I just found out I’m pregnant and don’t know what to do. My boyfriend is telling me to get an abortion; my mom is telling me I have to keep the baby because it’s my responsibility. I’m not ready to be a mom! I can’t do this alone! I don’t really want to get an abortion, but I don’t have any other options. I heard about adoption, but I don’t want to turn my baby over to protective services.
We’ve heard this over and over, and we’re desperate to change perceptions like this! Adoption in Michigan is a positive alternative- we want everyone to know this! When faced with an unexpected or unplanned pregnancy, women have the RIGHT to know that adoption planning is a worthy consideration. To PLAN adoption means you are the decision-maker! YOU get to choose a family for your baby if you want to, you get to meet them, and you can have an ongoing relationship if you want that too. You’re not just stuck with choosing between abortion and parenting.
We’re talking to you too:
– Parents and family members of young women: Your loved one deserves to hear about adoption too! Adoption gives the opportunity of a great life for her baby; most adoptions today are open, meaning the birth parents, and even grandparents, might have an ongoing relationship with the baby and adoptive family.
– Boyfriends/significant others: Abortion isn’t the easy fix you might imagine. Think about adoption instead! Adoption is a way to do something positive! If your girlfriend/significant other wants to consider all of her options, don’t be afraid to talk about adoption. We’re here to help you too!
– Friends, teachers, neighbors, coworkers; everyone else really: Know that adoption is a worthy consideration for anyone experiencing an unplanned pregnancy or who’s just found out they’re pregnant and didn’t intend to be. Adoption in Michigan is something that we’re expert at – and the best news is: IT’S GREAT FOR BABIES! Babies put up for adoption have wonderful opportunities in life – they will be loved and cared for in great families, and they’ll have a great chance to go to college.
With a little bit of effort, we’ll hear this instead:
I just found out I’m pregnant and don’t know what to do. My boyfriend is telling me that we should talk about adoption. My mom is telling me she’ll go with me to talk to an adoption counselor, because she agrees with me that I’m not ready to be a mom. I can’t do this alone! I don’t want to get an abortion – I’m so glad that I can consider adoption. I’m not sure what I’ll decide, but it’s good to know that if I plan adoption I’m doing something positive, and I can choose the best family for my baby!