Don’t Want Another Abortion?

Jun 27, 2024 | Abortion

It’s understandable if you’re unexpectedly pregnant again and searching for options other than abortion. If you’ve had one in the past, you may want to research other possibilities. Luckily, you have choices.

If you don’t want an abortion, you could choose parenting or adoption. Each has several things to consider, but you don’t have to figure things out alone. Sac Valley Women’s Health provides free, confidential options consultations, so you can learn which option is best for you.

Continue reading to learn more about parenting and adoption. We’ll help you get the information you need.

Choosing to Parent

With parenting and adoption, you’ll carry your pregnancy to term and give birth. But the outcomes afterward will be different. Either option could provide what you’re looking for.

Parenting can be a big challenge, as raising a child is a responsibility that can’t be taken lightly. However, it’s also a huge privilege. There’s something special about fostering a child’s interests and providing them with opportunities to succeed.

When thinking about this option, it may be helpful to ask yourself the following questions:

  • What excites me most about parenting?
  • What worries me most about parenting?
  • Do I have a strong support system?
  • Will the baby’s father be involved?
  • Can I financially, physically, and emotionally provide for a child?
  • What resources would I need to help me parent?

If you choose to parent, know that more resources are available than you think. Sac Valley Women’s Health provides parenting and prenatal classes, community resource referrals for needs like housing and food, and material aid.

Parenting can feel overwhelming at times, but you won’t walk this road alone. We’re here for you.

Choosing Adoption

Adoption can provoke many different emotions. Perhaps you know you can’t care for a child right now, but the idea of “giving them up” feels impossible. Luckily, adoption isn’t about giving up a child; it allows them opportunities to flourish in an adoptive family.

As the birth mother, you’re in control of the adoption process. Your well-being and that of your child is the highest priority. This means that you can choose from the following adoption plans:

  • Open adoption: Communicate regularly with the child and adoptive family through letters, phone calls, visits, and more.
  • Semi-open adoption: Contact and share limited information with the adoptive family through a third party (like an adoption attorney or agency),
  • Closed adoption: You and the adoptive family will remain anonymous to each other. No contact will occur, and all identifying records will be sealed.

When you choose adoption, you’ll have the ability to select the adoptive family and help shape the life you wish for your child. This is also cost-effective, as your medical and legal expenses will be covered. You’ll never be expected to pay for adoption services.

Understanding this option can be difficult, which is why we’re here to guide you with information and resources. Remember, this is your pregnancy decision. You alone can make this choice.

We’re Here To Help

Sav Valley Women’s Health is here to help you understand your pregnancy options. All our services are free and confidential.

Make an appointment today to learn more about whether parenting or adoption could be the best option for you.

Sac Valley Women’s Health in Sacramento does not offer or refer for abortions or emergency birth control. This information is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered professional medical advice.

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