Knowing you’re not ready to be a parent when you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy can bring up waves of emotions. Fear. Guilt. Shame. Loneliness.
There’s no shame in admitting you aren’t ready for parenthood. Some women feel they don’t have the resources to give their child the life they envision for them. Others feel they won’t be able to give their child the love, support, time and attention they need.
Whatever the reason you find yourself exploring abortion vs adoption pros and cons, you’re not alone.
You have options. You are in control and you don’t have to face this by yourself.
Both abortion and adoption are options for you. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of each option.
Adoption: Pros & Cons
Adoption gives your baby the opportunity to live and be raised by a loving family. When you place your baby for adoption, you’ll have the option to create a plan for your baby.
If you choose to, you can pick your baby’s adoptive family and get to know them during your pregnancy. With some adoption plans, you can stay in contact with the family after your baby is born and potentially visit them down the road–you get to make a plan that feels just right for you.
Adoption is a great choice for women who aren’t ready to parent, but want to give their baby a chance at a beautiful and bright future.
Placing your baby for adoption isn’t easy. It can stir up a variety of emotions. But, Texas Adoption Center supports birth mothers every step of the way. From providing emotional support and counseling, pregnancy-related expenses, and an Adoption Specialist dedicated to you and your wellbeing—we will do everything we can to support and empower you throughout the adoption process.
You get to give your baby the gift of life!
You’re in control and can create a plan for your child. You can be at peace knowing your child is loved and cherished in a wonderful home.
Abortion: Pros & Cons
Getting an abortion ends your pregnancy. It may seem like a simple solution to your situation. However, it does come with pros and cons.
Abortion ends your pregnancy quickly.
You won’t have to carry your child to term or give birth.
For some women, getting an abortion can cause emotional or psychological distress.
Some women struggle to make peace with their decision, wondering what and who their child could have been.
You won’t get to meet your baby.
Abortion is a medical procedure and may come with health risks, this is something you should speak with you doctor about.
Abortions must be performed early in pregnancy. Most are performed during the first trimester.
Deciding What’s Right for You
Ultimately, choosing what path to take with an unplanned pregnancy is your decision. You know what’s best for you and what’s best for your child.
It’s easy to be overwhelmed by expectations from others and even pressure from yourself. Just know you are not alone. You will get through this and have a bright future! Texas Adoption Center is here to support you.
If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and are unsure what to do, give us a call at 512.893.7943 or send a text to 361.461.3742. We would love to give your more information about all of your options. No pressure. No judgment. Only friendly care and support. Reach out to Texas Adoption Center today.