If your life feels out of control because of your unplanned pregnancy, it’s good to know you have options. Abortion is one option, but there are two more.

Don’t let your lack of finances keep you from considering making an adoption plan or parenting. Both options offer free services and additional assistance. Take a closer look.

Should I Make an Adoption Plan?

Birth parents should never pay for the services of an adoption coordinator. Whether you pick an adoption agency or lawyer, planning an adoption should be entirely free for you. 

In addition, you may receive assistance for other pregnancy-related expenses such as rent, utilities, food, medical care, and maternity clothing.   

Placing your child for adoption is not an easy choice. Be sure to choose an adoption agency that provides thorough counseling so you know what to expect at each step. 

Studies show that birth mothers who received complete adoption counseling and never felt coerced to choose adoption were the most satisfied with their decision.

Today’s adoptions allow the birth parents to choose the potential adoptive parents who will raise their child and the adoption plan they prefer. You can choose from three plans:

Open

You exchange identifying information with the adoptive parents, such as full names, addresses, and phone numbers. Together, you draft a contract agreement that spells out how and when you would like to communicate with each other.

Semi-Open (Mediated)

This plan still allows you to contact the adoptive family and your child, but all communication goes through a third party, such as your adoption agency or lawyer. 

Closed

This plan provides complete anonymity. You do not exchange any information, and the courts seal the original birth certificate. 

Choosing the Adoptive Family

Choosing who raises your child is the best part of selecting an open or semi-open adoption. 

You set your child on a particular path by deciding where they should live, if they have immediate siblings, or what type of education they receive. 

Your choice gives your child opportunities you may be unable to provide.

Have You Considered Parenting?

The idea may seem overwhelming, but the team at the Pregnancy Resource Center wants you to know that unplanned doesn’t necessarily mean impossible. Parenting is challenging and rewarding at the same time. 

If your concern is a need for more funds to parent your child, we offer free resources and community referrals to assist you. We provide free parenting education, material assistance such as diapers, baby clothes, and formula, and a team of people beside you to support and mentor you. 

Both parenting and making an adoption plan require you to carry your pregnancy to full term. We also provide free education on proper prenatal care and childbirth. 

Talk With a Pregnancy Resource Center Client Advocate

Would you like to take a closer look at all of your options? We have counselors ready to discuss your situation and help you make the best choice for your future. Although we do not provide or refer for abortion, we can give you factual information.

We also provide free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and STI testing so you can receive essential information about your pregnancy.

You can conveniently schedule an appointment online, by phone, or by text. We’re here for you.

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