If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and don’t want to have an abortion, please know that these feelings are normal. This is a big decision, and you deserve to have all of the facts.
You have two other options: adoption and parenting. Learning more about these options will help you to make an informed choice.
For some women, adoption can seem overwhelming. For others, it is a wonderful and beautiful process. It is important to remember that all of these emotions are valid. Adoption is often a bittersweet experience for women, but it can bring a lot of love and joy into life.
There are three forms of adoption. It is crucial that you choose the option that is best for you and your life!
- Open adoption: In an open adoption, you choose to have contact with the child’s family and have a relationship with the child. You get to decide the level of contact you wish to have. This is a great option for women who would like to interact with the child and their adoptive family.
- Semi-open adoption: With this form of adoption, you have contact with the child, but communication is carried out via a third party such as an adoption attorney or the adoption agency.
- Closed adoption: All records are sealed in a closed adoption, and you do not have contact with the child. You will instead remain anonymous. This choice might be a good fit for women who want to exercise confidentiality in this situation.
You may be wondering whether parenting is the best option for you. For some parents, they may not feel that they are ready to parent. If you are wondering how you’ll be able to take care of a child, it’s important that you consider what you would need to do to feel ready.
At La Luz Women’s Center, we are here to help you along in your parenting journey. We offer various parenting services at no cost to you. We offer free workshops and the opportunity to participate in our Earn While You Learn program, which gives you “Baby Bucks” to purchase items like baby and maternity clothing. We also offer diapers in every size on an emergency basis.
Have More Questions?
If you have more questions about your pregnancy options, we are here for you! La Luz Women’s Center offers free and confidential pregnancy services to women and families.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment. You are not alone!