Only you can answer whether abortion or adoption is the right solution for your unplanned pregnancy. By law, no one can force you to make either choice.
To find out which is best, learn as much as possible about both options. You will, most likely, need to do a little soul-searching too.
First, Verify Your Pregnancy
At Innervisions Healthcare, we offer a no-cost medical-grade urine laboratory test. Our pregnancy tests are 99% accurate, so you’re sure to get a result you can trust.
After a thorough health consultation with the nurse, we can schedule you for a no-cost ultrasound. You can verify if your pregnancy is viable (growing) or if you have miscarried.
You also learn the location of your pregnancy and get an idea of how long you’ve been pregnant.
Once you confirm your pregnancy, you are ready to learn more about your options.
Abortion may seem simple, but there are significant physical and emotional risks and side effects. The two main types of abortion are medical and surgical.
The FDA has approved the use of the medical abortion method (the abortion pill) for up to 70 days or less since the first day of your last menstrual period. You may need a surgical procedure if you are further than 10 weeks (70 days).
The most common physical risk of the abortion pill is incomplete abortion. Other risks include infection, heavy and prolonged bleeding, and digestive system discomfort. Some physical risks of surgical abortion are perforation of the uterus, damage to the cervix, and infection.
Some women experience emotional and psychological effects afterward. Feelings of guilt, shame, sadness, and depression can appear immediately after or even years later.
If you would like to know more, read about the other emotional side effects of abortion.
Adoption is the legal and permanent transfer of the parental rights of the biological family to the adoptive family. The adoption plan you make depends on how much communication you want with your child and their adoptive family after placement.
By choosing an open adoption plan, you exchange full names, addresses, and phone numbers with the family you’ve selected. Together, you determine the type and amount of communication you want.
A semi-open plan allows you to communicate only through a third party like the adoption agency you’ve chosen. Although less popular today, a closed adoption plan means the adoption agency selects the family for you, and the court seals all records.
Adoption allows you to continue your future plans while building a new relationship with your child.
As with abortion, some women experience deep sadness and depression because of their choice. It takes a solid support network and counseling to move forward.
However, as the birth mother, you can reassure yourself your child is safe and loved.
Making A Decision
We can answer your questions about abortion procedures, side effects, and potential risks. We also offer referrals to reputable adoption agencies in our area.
No matter what choice you make, it will be a life-altering decision. Set up a no-cost appointment to talk about your future and your options. We are here for you.