Becoming a parent is intimidating when planned for and overwhelming when unexpected. If you are facing an unexpected pregnancy, you may be thinking parenting is not an option for you. You could be right, but you won’t know for sure until you have thoroughly explored your parenting options, such as:
• Marriage (to the father or someone willing to be stepfather)
• Co-parenting (living apart from the father while sharing parenting responsibilities)
• Assisted parenting (by agreement with family members or close friends)
• Single Mom (with as much support from others as possible)
If you cannot currently provide a safe and loving environment for your child, but would like to work towards that goal, delayed parenting is an option to consider. Delayed parenting arrangements can be made through children’s homes, foster parents or family members who agree to parent your child until you are able to.
It is natural and okay to question your ability or desire to parent an unexpected child. In considering what is best for you and your child, adoption may be the right choice. It is not an easy choice, however. We provide adoption education and resources to help you determine if adoption is the next right choice for you.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, confused and scared about your unexpected pregnancy, you’re feeling normal. Feeling rushed to a decision is also normal, but not necessary or helpful. Most poor choices are made in a hurry. Don’t rush to conclusions before having the information and resources you need to make informed choices. Choosing to have an abortion is one of the most important choices you will ever make. Let us help you choose wisely.