I’ve Already Had an Abortion and Don’t Want Another One. What Are My Options?
If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and don’t want another abortion, your other pregnancy options are parenting and making an adoption plan. While both these options require you to carry your pregnancy to term, they can be gratifying choices—and help is available to support you.
Read on to learn more about parenting and adoption. Or, if you want to talk to someone in person about your pregnancy options, contact First Concern Pregnancy Resource Center to connect to one of our caring team members. All appointments and resources are free and confidential.
Parenting might feel like an impossible choice, given your situation. Maybe you feel too young, or you don’t have financial stability or a strong support system. However, no matter what your life looks like right now, parenting is possible—and resources are available to help.
When considering if parenting is the right choice for you, it can help to ask yourself the following questions:
- What might my life look like if I choose to parent?
- How might I feel if I decide to parent?
- How might I feel if I choose not to parent?
- What am I worried about the most when thinking about parenting?
- What would help ease these worries?
While these questions can help you begin to consider whether parenting is right for you, it can also help to talk to someone. At First Concern, our caring team is here to answer your questions, provide medically accurate information, and offer community referrals for help with financial and material assistance.
Adoption is a loving choice that is full of options. For example, you can choose the adoptive family, if and how often you want to communicate with them, and how much information they know about you.
Adoption can also be an emotionally complex decision, which is why it’s essential to speak with an adoption counselor before making this choice. An adoption counselor can walk you through your options and explain the available resources to support you.
We can offer referrals to reputable adoption agencies to start you on your search.
Facing an unplanned pregnancy can feel isolating, but you’re not alone. At First Concern, we’re here for you with free pregnancy resources and information that can help you make an informed decision about how to move forward. Contact us today to schedule your free, confidential appointment.