When you think about an unplanned pregnancy, you rarely think about parenting. Although being a mother isn’t exactly what you had in mind right now, it might be the right choice.
If you’re considering parenting, you’ve got a lot of questions. What if the baby needs a doctor? How will I feed my baby, much less myself? It’s natural to feel some uncertainty as you try to imagine your life as a parent. Whether you are married, single, or co-parenting, we have the resources you need to become successful.
Choosing to parent
No parent is perfect, but with love, support, and education, you can be the best parent your child needs. There isn’t a parent around that will tell you parenting is easy. Parenting is a challenge. It’s also incredibly rewarding.
Are you asking yourself some of these questions?
- Am I too young to parent?
- What if my partner or parent(s) don’t want me to keep the baby, but I do?
- How do I tell my family? Will they give me their support?
- How will I finish school?
- Can I continue working?
- Where will I live?
- Can I afford a child?
- Do I have a strong emotional support system?
Every one of these questions is valid, and we want to help you answer them.
How we can help
At The Open Door, we want to offer you the confidence and help you need to truly consider parenting as an option. You’d be surprised at how qualified you are.
We understand that often there are many parenting resources you need. We work with other local organizations to provide you with the community and financial resources that can guide you into a stable future. In fact, we’ve partnered with agencies in the community who can help you with:
- Medical Care
- Professional Counseling
- & Much More!
With a new baby comes the need for material resources such as diapers and bottles. Our center is happy to help supply you with what you need as you begin this new journey into parenthood.
Our parenting classes are designed for all expecting moms and dads to provide the fundamentals of parenting. Here are just a few of the classes we offer:
- Parenting Classes
- Nutrition Classes
- Life Skills
- G.E.D. Program
- Cooking Classes
Is parenting right for you?
You do have what it takes to be a successful parent. Schedule an appointment, and we can talk about the resources available, your life situation, and how parenting may be the best option for you and your child. You may be surprised by what’s currently available to you. No matter who else is in your life, we promise you won’t have to do this alone.