Too often today, the first solution that comes to mind is what we go with – even with really big, complicated challenges. When it comes to dealing with an unplanned pregnancy, the initial reflex for some may be to choose an abortion. After all, on the surface, it can appear to provide an easier path. But appearances can be deceiving, so it is important to consider all of your pregnancy options before making an important decision.
Abortion is never an easy way out. The emotional and psychological impacts of having an abortion can last a lifetime. Many women who have abortions are uncomfortable talking about it with friends, family or even the baby’s father, so they carry the burden alone. Post-abortion counseling is often an important step in recovery. There are also several potential health risks and side effects that come with abortion.
Adoption is a popular option for women who may not be in a position to offer their child a safe, nurturing home. This could be due to any number of factors. One common trait, however, is that these women believe their children deserve life, even if that life is with another loving family.
Adoption offers several benefits for the birth mother and the child. Placing a child for adoption during pregnancy may provide access to housing assistance, counseling, no-charge prenatal and birth healthcare and more. The child will then be placed with a carefully screened family eager to embrace and care for this new life. Depending on the type of adoption, the birth mother can often choose how much exposure she wants to her child after the adoption.
A pregnancy options consultation at Sira in Gainesville could help you decide if adoption is the right alternative for you. One of our counselors will listen to your hopes and concerns and answer any questions you have. If you decide to look into adoption further, we’ll connect you with the right people and resources.
Most moms will tell you that being a parent is life’s most rewarding challenge. The idea of raising a baby may seem overwhelming, but you soon realize you are capable of more than you ever imagined.
There are many resources and services available these days to help women achieve their dreams while caring for young children. Many pregnant women continue their educations and excel in their careers. Pregnancy does not have to be a setback.
Successful parenting requires devotion, patience and, most of all, love. If you have those in your heart, you have what it takes to be a mom.
At Sira, we are here to help. We can get you the assistance you need in order to provide a supportive environment for your child. Contact us today to schedule your private consultation.