Teen Pregnancy Options in Arizona
Being a teenager is hard enough, but it can seem world-ending when you add on an unplanned pregnancy. As much as it feels the world is coming to an end, you have options. You can do one of three options: raise the child yourself, abortion, or choose adoption in Arizona. Three daunting options, but we will go over each one in the hope that it makes them easier to explore. Here at Adoption Choices of Arizona, we want to make sure that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision. Even if you don’t go forward with an adoption plan, we want you to be in control of your choice. Let’s take a look at your options and what looking for adoption agencies in Arizona can look like.
What Are Some Options for Arizona Women Experiencing an Unplanned Pregnancy?
With three different options, there is plenty of information to digest. While it isn’t everything, we have some questions you can ask yourself before considering each option. Whatever your choice is, we want it to be the right one for you.
Let’s look at raising the child. Take a look at your life and see if you can fit raising a child into it. Here are some questions to ask yourself:
- Are you financially stable enough to raise a child?
- Can you afford to take off school after your baby is born?
- Can you raise a child in your current location?
- Are you emotionally ready to have a child?
- Do you have a support team that can help you raise a child?
Those are just some of the questions to ask yourself. Raising a child is a commitment. This is why you need to think about this and consider your options beforehand.
Next, let’s look at abortion. This is not an easy topic to think about or talk about. However, it does need to be said. This is a completely valid option for some people. Not everyone is going to agree with you if you have one. However, that doesn’t make you a terrible person if you do have one. Terminating a pregnancy is a decision that is not made lightly. So, what should you ask yourself if you are thinking about abortion?
- Are you feeling pressured into it?
- Did you talk to your doctor about how the process is?
- Are you okay with terminating a pregnancy?
- If you are religious, does this provide a conflict you are comfortable with?
- Do you have support after the procedure is done?
If you feel pressured into this by someone else, and you aren’t comfortable, then don’t get one. Before you decide, make sure the doctor you went to provides you with as much information as possible. This can be how the procedure goes to where to go for counseling. Counseling may sound bad, but it can help you sort through the thoughts if your head is all over. At the end of the day, the choice is yours and if you feel comfortable, then do what is best for you.
The last option is adoption. Placing your baby for adoption is not an easy choice, and it requires effort. You have to consider how you are feeling and if it feels right to you. There are many steps to take, and the first one is finding an adoption agency in Arizona. What do you ask yourself before considering adoption, though?
- Do you have support?
- Have you found a credible agency?
- What are your feelings about adoption?
- What do you know about the adoption process?
Adoption is a wonderful world, even if it is difficult at times. These questions are the big ones to consider. Possibly the most important is finding a credible agency that is not going to take advantage of you. A good agency wants the best for you, even if that means you don’t go forward with the adoption process.
Is Adoption in Arizona Right for You?
When it comes to your options, you have to pick between the three listed above. Consider your feelings in the process and what would be right for you right now. There is nothing saying you can’t be a wonderful mother as a teenager, just like there isn’t anything saying choosing adoption makes you a hero. Just know that Adoption Choices of Arizona wants what is best for you.
Now that you know your options, are you ready to learn more about adoption?
For adoption resources or to begin your adoption journey, birth parents can visit us at Adoption Choices of Arizona or call or text us at 1-480-900-5520. If you are a prospective adoptive family hoping to adopt a baby, please instead, visit us here!
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