You have the legal right to choose the outcome of your pregnancy.
Real empowerment comes when you find the strength and resources necessary to make your best choice.
Choosing to continue your pregnancy and to parent may feel overwhelming at first. The good news is that there are a lot of resources available to help single women or couples successfully raise their child.
The caring people at your local pregnancy center are ready to connect you with these needed resources such as:
- prenatal care
- childbirth prep
- parenting classes
- infant and maternity supplies
- emotional and spiritual support
Many women and men find the help they need to make this choice a positive one.
Developing an adoption plan empowers you to create a positive future for yourself and your child. Adoption probably isn’t your first thought as you make this pregnancy decision. However, you may be surprised to learn that you can select the parents who would raise your child and that you may have some level of ongoing relationship with your child, if you wish.
Unlike abortion, adoption bring the lifelong satisfaction of knowing that you gave your child the chance for a life of his or her own.
Research has shown that pregnant teens and women who make an adoption plan are more likely to finish school, have better jobs, and overall report a high level of satisfaction with their decision for adoption.
Each year thousands of women in America make this choice. This decision is often made by women who first thought abortion was their only way out.
Source: Before You Decide, Care Net. Used by permission.