An unplanned pregnancy can be shock. It can be completely overwhelming for someone who isn’t ready to a parent, or someone who already has children. Sometimes the first thought is to get an abortion. But, there are abortion alternatives that truly benefit both mother and child. One of those alternatives is adoption. Adoption Associates is here to support pregnant women as they consider an adoption plan.

So, what are the abortion alternatives?

If you’re single, you can choose to become a single parent. Before considering this option, it’s important to determine of you have a support system. Do you have the support of family and friends, and potentially the baby’s father? Members of your support system need to be committed to take a ‘hands-on’ approach. Above all, you need people who will be right there with you. Will they be there with you to change diapers and to wake up in the middle of the night for feedings? You need people who will help with doctor’s appointments, cleaning, shopping, and the list goes on. It’s also important to consider the financial needs of you and your baby if you choose to be a single parent.

If you believe that your situation will improve in the near future, you could consider a temporary placement. This type of placement is best with a close family member or person you trust as a guardian. Legal temporary guardianship will ensure that your baby is cared for while you work to get into the position of being able to provide for your child. But, this is just a short-term solution. And, if you aren’t sure you’ll be able to take on parenting responsibilities in the near future, you might want to think about a more permanent placement.

Adoption gives your baby a chance at a wonderful life. Placing your baby with an adoptive family is not an easy choice to make. However, it is a very unselfish choice, and a caring decision to make for your baby. As one of your abortion alternatives, adoption gives you a way to provide your baby with loving parents and a home. Adoption gives you a way to provide your baby with everything you dream of for him. And, adoption can also provide you with an ongoing relationship with the child, if that’s what you choose.

If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and would like to talk with one of our caseworkers about abortion alternatives, please call us toll-free at 800-677-2367 , text us at 248-919-8094, or send us a message and we’ll call you.

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