If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and you’re not sure what your options are, a good place to start is finding out for sure if you’re pregnant and how far along you are in your pregnancy.
Pregnancy, under the best of circumstances, can trigger a number of physical as well as psychological and emotional reactions in women. Anyone experiencing an unexpected pregnancy can speak to a counselor here who can help them cope with the issues they are facing as well as help them make informed decisions regarding their pregnancy. We offer free pregnancy tests and information about abortion, adoption, parenting and resources available in your community regarding your options. We treat everyone with respect and courtesy as they consider all of their options with an unplanned pregnancy.
If a person wants to place their baby for adoption, we will help as an adoption agency and we listen to what they think is right for them and the baby.
Some of the questions a person experience an unplanned pregnancy may have:
- What are some of the things I should consider when deciding what option works best for me, my family and my unborn child?
- The decision to place a child for adoption is a difficult one. The adoptive parents you choose will raise your child knowing he/she is adopted and loved by you. No one can make the decision to place your child for adoption for you. You need to arm yourself with information and resources that will help you make a fully educated decision that works best for you and will help you consider what is best for the baby.
- The resources available in your community will vary, we can direct you to the best place to find the help you need in the areas that interests you.
- If I decide to terminate my pregnancy, how will that impact me?
- Post Abortion Stress Syndrome (PASS) is the name for a condition that can affect women after an abortion. Some women who have had an abortion can find themselves having problems with physical or emotional issues. After an abortion it’s possible that a woman will have feelings of grief, guilt, sadness, crying and loss; when this occurs she may be suffering from PASS. PASS may not even occur for several months/years after the abortion has taken place.
- If I decide to parent my child, are there resources available to help me in my area?
- If I decide to explore adoption, who can help me understand my rights and the laws?
- Our agency can help you learn more about and understand the laws regarding adoption. Making an adoption plan includes counseling during pregnancy as well as after consent to the adoption. Medical bills are covered by our agency. We provide open adoption with different levels of openness and each situation can be different and unique.
We are professionals and can help you sort through your feelings and address your individual questions as they come up. Armed with information, you should be able to make an informed decision that works best for you and your baby.