What are my pregnancy options?
Naturally if you are a young girl who has recently found out you are pregnant, you will certainly feel a sense of loneliness and you may be afraid. Up until now you may never have had to deal with a critical issue at all, let alone a situation that will change the rest of your life. It is little wonder that you are feeling frightened and alone, but it is important to understand that you do not have to do this alone.
Remember, you are not alone; there are many resources available to help you during this difficult time. You do have some choices:
This option is a life-long commitment. When you feel like your whole life may be ruined by this pregnancy, it is even harder to look at parenting as a positive choice. But your life isn’t over! Parenting a child while you are young is extremely difficult for many reasons. It is important for you to explore all your options, including the benefits and the realistic challenges to choosing parenting. Click to read other teens stories.
This choice should not be made quickly or under pressure. It’s your body and your choice. There are physical and emotional risks to abortion. Before making any type of decision concerning abortion, ensure that you have all the facts.
Wondering if you can get an abortion without telling your parents? Click to find out.
With open adoption, you get to choose the adoptive parents
By making a plan for open adoption, you decide who adopts your baby and the type of contact you have with the adoptive family so that you can know your child is doing well. In open adoption children grow up knowing that they are loved by both their adopted parents and the birth parents who gave them life.
An advantage to adoption is that it gives you the option of continuing your education, while at the same time giving your baby a better life as well. Read Megan’s story; she chose adoption. Here are some teens that are currently looking into adoption for their babies…
Are you wondering what adoptive families are like?
Click here to check some adoptive parent profiles out.
Do you live in Northern California, and are considering placing your baby for adoption? We’d like to speak to you! If interested, please call or text us anytime, even right now! 1-800-923-6784
Learn more about your pregnancy choices by clicking here. If you are a teen in trouble, don’t panic, get some advice and think about your options. Everything is confidential. Call us for more information about your options: 1-800-923-6784.