Sometimes, when you find yourself facing an unintended pregnancy, an abortion option really does seem like your best option. From your perspective, there is no way you can have a child right now, and whether you’re in college or don’t have the finances to support a child, having a baby (and much less raising one) just seems like an option that is off the table.
There are other options.
Making an alternate parenting plan may not be your first thought if you are facing an unplanned pregnancy. However, you may be pleased to know you have lots of choices within adoption. Will it be open, semi-open or closed? Will it be private or will you use an agency? These are all things you get to decide.
An alternate parenting plan may be the right choice for you once you have evaluated your pregnancy options and you know that you are not ready to be a parent and do not want to terminate your pregnancy. In today’s adoption plans, you can select the family for your child, you can know your child and be a part of your child’s life, if you choose. With any type of adoption plan, you can have the peace of knowing your choice has given your child a future.
Research has shown that pregnant teens and women who make an adoption plan are more likely to finish schooling, have better jobs and overall report a high level of satisfaction with their decision for adoption. 74
Each year thousands of women in America make this courageous choice and choose an alternate parenting plan for their child.
Call Gateway Women’s Care to discuss your pregnancy options and if an alternate parenting plan (adoption) is the right choice for you.