Unplanned Pregnancy Options
If you are dealing with an unplanned pregnancy you are definitely not alone. This happens to millions of women across the country. In a time like this, getting help to figure out what to do is completely normal.
- You discuss your feelings and options with your partner, close friends, or family members who will be unbiased and supportive.
- You seek the help of organizations that offer free counseling to women faced with an unplanned pregnancy, like the Independent Adoption Center (they made this website).
IAC can show you the benefits of open adoption, but we are aware that other options are available. We believe every woman should get as much information as possible about all her options before she makes any decision about her pregnancy.
You have three options:
Parenting your child is definitely an option. Becoming a parent is a joyful and rewarding experience that only you can decide that you are ready for. Babies are very cute and fun to play with, but as the saying goes, being a parent is "the hardest job in the world" and it's not one to be taken lightly. It takes time, money, maturity and sacrifice. It is especially crucial that you talk with your partner and your family if you are considering parenting.
Placing a child for adoption is a loving option if you are not prepared to parent your child, but it is still a difficult decision. Please learn more about open adoption on the I Heart Adoption website. Hear stories from real IAC birthparents, request a free info packet, or contact an IAC counselor to find out if open adoption is right for you.
Abortion is a medical procedure that terminates a pregnancy. There are certain restrictions to abortion that are important for you to learn about. If you are considering this option, get information from your doctor or visit your local Planned Parenthood for non-biased advice.