Sometimes life brings unexpected twists and turns, but you are not alone. What you decide to do now, during a challenging season, will greatly impact your tomorrow. It’s important to take a step back and explore all your options.
You have the final say about whether abortion or adoption is right for you. Be sure to understand each option before making a final decision. Here are the facts to explore more when considering abortion and adoption.
How Does Abortion Work?
There are two main types of abortion: medical and surgical. Which procedure the abortion provider uses depends on how far along you are in your pregnancy.
The Mayo Clinic shares, “Talk with your health care provider to get answers to your questions, help you weigh alternatives and consider the impact the procedure may have on your future.”
Protecting your health is important to us. When considering this option, talk with a trusted medical provider or pregnancy center to better understand all your options, along with the risks, complications, and side effects of these procedures.
What’s Adoption Like?
There are already many adoptive families waiting to be matched with a child. If you choose adoption, there are multiple plans to choose from that fit your lifestyle and desires with your child.
Adoption has drastically improved over the years, giving the birth mother and father more of a say in the process. The different adoption plans to choose from include:
- Open Adoption: You and your adoptive family make a plan and decide how involved you will be. You can be fully engaged with your child and the adoptive family with regular visits.
- Semi-Open Adoption: Communication is done through a third party for you, so you can decide how much contact you participate in.
- Closed Adoption: You are completely anonymous and all identifying records are legally sealed.
Where Can I Learn More?
We at The Open Door can refer you to agencies, support groups, and others who understand and have been where you are.
Before making a final decision, confirm your pregnancy with our free and confidential pregnancy tests and an ultrasound to be sure. Next, we can better inform you about all your pregnancy options.
Contact us and set up a free and confidential meeting today.