An unplanned pregnancy can trigger a variety of emotions, from fear to excitement, nervousness, and uncertainty. What will your future look like now?

You may have feelings of not wanting to be pregnant because it wasn’t in your plans, or you’re starting to experience pregnancy symptoms like nausea. Keep reading to learn more about your options.

Your Three Options

Abortion is the only option that terminates your pregnancy. However, even though you may feel many mixed emotions right now, make a pregnancy decision based on what you truly want for the future and what’s best for you and your health.

You have two other options: parenting and adoption. Both involve carrying your pregnancy to term. If you are open to continuing your pregnancy, either of those options could be an excellent fit for you, depending on your goals and what you want.


Were you hoping to become a parent in the future? Even though the timing wasn’t in your plans, you could start your parenting journey earlier with some assistance.

When it comes to parenting, women are often nervous about finances, careers, school, and childcare. However, your circumstances will change in the long term, and there are many organizations and resources to help you make parenting possible.

While challenging, parenting can be rewarding and lead to a lifelong relationship with your child.


Modern adoption involves creating an adoption plan to fit your desired lifestyle and selecting an adoptive family. This could be an option if you don’t want to abort but also know parenting wouldn’t be a good fit for you.

Adoption is an affordable option, as the adoptive family will pay for medical expenses and legal fees. You may receive help with living expenses.

Keep in mind this option can be emotionally difficult as you could feel a sense of loss. However, you will also feel reassured that you placed your child with a qualified, loving family.

Please note that open adoption agreements are not enforceable in the state of Texas.

Talk with Our Caring Team

Schedule a free and confidential appointment with our caring team at The Open Door. We offer a safe space to receive early pregnancy services, ask questions, and learn accurate information about every option.

Contact us today!