Understanding Your Options

You’ve got a problem. Well, maybe—that is if you’re pregnant. At least that’s how you might be feeling right now. Simply put, your life has changed. The choices you face today are different than what they were before you became pregnant, and you don’t have the choice to go back in time. Once you’re pregnant, you can’t get unpregnant.
No matter what your circumstances, deciding what to do about your pregnancy may be one of the hardest choices you’ll ever make.

Remember that the easiest choice may not ultimately be the best choice. Choosing to have an abortion, to parent, or to make an adoption plan is life-changing in itself. Let’s take a look at your three options: abortion, parenting, or adoption.

Abortion

Ending your pregnancy with one of the methods described under Abortion Procedures. While abortion may provide the most immediate relief from the pressures and fears of bearing a child, it may also present the highest level of risk: physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Parenting

Choosing to carry your baby to term and parenting him or her yourself. While parenting presents many challenges, it’s also profoundly rewarding. There are also pregnancy care services and resources available for you.

Adoption

Choosing to give birth to your child and allowing another family to parent him or her can seem like a scary choice. There is a lot of information about this loving and mature decision. The process can be a little overwhelming, but there is help and support as you consider all the options available to you.

You have the right to know all of your options and any other information that might affect your decision, and you owe it to yourself to fully understand each option so you can make an informed decision.

The Pregnancy Resource Center has specially trained counselors who will sit and talk with you in a private setting and caring environment about all of your options. It is important to take your time, ask all your questions, and think carefully about your decision. Only you can decide which option is right for you.

*PRC also offers clients who will sit down with you and tell their story of which option they chose and why.