What is an unplanned pregnancy?
Not far from how it sounds, an unplanned pregnancy is a pregnancy that wasn’t planned. 1 in 2 pregnancies in America are unplanned. But for you, considering you have landed on this page, your unplanned pregnancy possibly, also, wasn’t expected, and perhaps, isn’t wanted. And that’s okay!!
We hope you are considering your options and prepared to the make the best decision for you and your unborn child.
What are my options?
In short, when facing an unplanned pregnancy, you can choose to parent your child, terminate the pregnancy, or create an adoption plan. Each option comes with it’s own pro’s and con’s, up’s and down’s, joy’s and grief’s. Again, we want you to make the best decision for you and your unborn child. We will discuss each option with you, in depth and never force you one way or another.
But how do I decide?
Here are some things to think about: family, relationships, money, school, work, life goals, personal beliefs, and the well-being of your future child – most people think carefully about all of these things before choosing adoption. But every person’s situation is different, and only you can decide what’s best for your situation.
Here are some things to ask yourself:
- Can I take care of a child?
- Would I consider abortion?
- Do I feel comfortable letting someone else parent my child?
- Do I believe my child will be treated well by the adoptive parent(s)?
- Is someone pressuring me to choose adoption?
- Am I ready to go through pregnancy and childbirth?
- Am I prepared to cope with the feelings of loss I may have?
- Will I feel okay if I visit my child and their family 2 or 3 times a year, or possibly never see them again?
- Do I have people in my life who will support me through my pregnancy, birth, and adoption process?
The process of adoption is when you give birth and then choose someone else to parent your child. It’s a permanent, legal agreement where you agree to place your child in the care of another person or family permanently. Choosing adoption is a loving, healthy choice. A beneficial aspect of choosing adoption is that you are in charge of your choices. You can choose the adoptive family, the level of openness for future contact, you create your birth and hospital plan. In the meantime, Adoption Choices of Nevada is able to offer financial and emotional support throughout your journey and post-placement.
The decision to place a child for adoption is personal, and you’re the only one who can make it.
If you have questions, if you are scared, overwhelmed, feeling anxious, just unsure – call and let’s talk about it. There’s no reason for you to go through this alone!
Reno and Northern Nevada: 775-825-4673
Las Vegas and Southern Nevada: 702-474-4673