I’ve Already Had an Abortion and Don’t Want Another One. What Are My Options?

Choosing abortion for your unplanned pregnancy can have emotional and physical consequences. It is not an easy decision, and we understand why you wouldn’t want another one. You do have two other options

Let’s take a closer look at placing your child for adoption or choosing to parent. We can help you with both.

Isn’t Abortion Easier Than Adoption?

Some people think having an abortion makes it “all go away.” But, even though no one else may know about your choice, you do. It can be a lonely, painful place to be. Some women struggle with anxiety, depression, and grief after their abortions. 

Adoption and abortion are difficult choices. Both involve loss and sadness. However, there can be a silver lining around what seems like a dark cloud. By choosing adoption, you direct the future of your child and yourself. Plus, you can play an important role in your child’s life.

Why Would I Choose Adoption?

Women from all walks of life choose adoption for many different reasons. Perhaps they’re no longer in a relationship with the father. Or, they don’t have anyone to help them financially or physically parent their child.

You have control over the entire process with today’s adoptions. You select the potential adoptive parents for your child by viewing the bios of each couple. Once matched, you and the couple can begin building a relationship immediately.

Together, you can determine how and when you want to communicate with each other. By being involved in your child’s life, you can assure them you chose adoption out of love and concern for them. By knowing their birth family, your child is more secure and has a sense of identity.

Is It Possible for Me to Parent?

Parenting is demanding and rewarding at the same time. No one is ever fully prepared for parenthood. But you can do it effectively if you have the determination and desire. 

It takes caring people who can give you the tools you need. When you have the support and encouragement of others, you can be successful.

Where Can I Get Help to Parent?

The Reach Out Pregnancy Center team provides the education and assistance you need to parent. The following is a list of a few of the services we offer at no cost:

  • Parenting classes
  • Baby supplies
  • Infant formula and baby food
  • Clothing for young children
  • Dads program
  • Professional referrals
  • Life skills classes, including budgeting

How Else Can Reach Out Assist Me?

Both adoption and parenting require you to continue your pregnancy. We offer no-cost prenatal classes to help you understand the changes to your body and prepare you for childbirth.

If you’re not sure what to do about your unplanned pregnancy and want more information about all of your options, please contact us. 

You can conveniently schedule a no-cost, confidential appointment online or call us at (513) 367-7710. We want to help you make a confident decision for your future.