Your Unplanned Pregnancy Options
By Mackenzie Sutton
Experiencing an unplanned pregnancy may be a scary thing to go through, especially when you aren’t ready to be a parent. What makes the situation harder is deciding what you want to do in your case. Choosing what to do with your baby during an unplanned pregnancy is one of the most complex decisions a birth mother can make. Every birth parent should know that even though making the decision is hard. There are different options for you to choose from.
Everyone’s unexpected pregnancies were caused by different reasons. Not every birth parent’s situation is the same. It is essential to consider this when deciding what option you want to take when it comes to your baby. Considering everyone has their own values, it’s critical to align yourself with the values you share when deciding on an option. Whatever path you choose is up to you, and there is no judgment.
Adoption Choices of Arizona aims to make sure you know and understand the options available to you. We will discuss the possibilities ranging from adoption, abortion, and parenting. We want you to know the entire adoption and pregnancy process is in your hands.
Your Three Unplanned Pregnancy Options
Here at Adoption Choices of Arizona, we specialize in assisting pregnant mothers in navigating their unplanned pregnancies when they aren’t sure how to go about them. We know that unexpected pregnancies can invoke a range of emotions in the birth mother, making it harder to cope with the situation. Some mothers may feel rushed to make an immediate decision due to the anxiety of the pregnancy. Still, we strongly advise you to take a deep breath and consider your options.
Adoption refers to making the decision to carry your birth child the entire term and decide on placing your baby up for adoption. Putting your child up for adoption is a difficult decision to come upon. Still, it ultimately provides a bright future if you know deep down that you cannot provide for the child. You should strongly consider adoption, especially if you lack the resources to properly care for a child. Adoption agencies in Arizona aim to provide birth parents with great resources and a smooth adoption process. By choosing among the adoption agencies in Arizona, you can:
- Contact us at Adoption Choices of Arizona by calling or texting 480-900-5520 (or toll-free at 888-422-9912).
- Schedule a meeting with one of our professionals to discuss adoption matters, counseling support, financial assistance, legal matters, etc.
- Begin and complete the initial paperwork.
- Receive pregnancy care which includes assistance with housing, finances, and health-related care.
- Decide which adoption type you’d want to choose
- Review the potential adoptive family matches.
- Get matched with a family!
- Family introductions
Terminating Your Pregnancy
If you decide you do not want to keep the baby, terminating your pregnancy may be an option depending on your location. After the recent overturning of Roe v Wade, the decision to end the pregnancy is now up to the states. Specifically, if you live in Arizona, termination is still legal but with certain restrictions. Most pregnancy terminations are banned after 15 weeks. However, you can still fly to other states that allow abortions if you have the resources.
Parenting Your Baby
Deciding to keep your baby even though your situation is always an option! Some birth mothers choose to give birth to their babies and raise them. It is common for birth mothers to simply choose to keep their babies. We first suggest that you consider your ability to parent a child. Raising a baby is a huge responsibility that you must be able to have the resources to do.
What to Ask When Faced with an Unplanned Pregnancy
- What type of environment will your child be raised in? Is it safe and positive?
- Are your finances straight and set? Can you financially be able to provide for your baby?
- Are your education and work conflicting with your ability to raise a child?
Understanding your current situation will definitely help you come to a decision on if you’d prefer to keep your baby.
You are in Control of Your Adoption Journey
The end decision is in your hands! You should never feel rushed or forced to decide based on what route you want to go for your child. All of these options are good choices to choose from. Adoption Choices of Arizona is here to help discuss your pregnancy options and help you find what option is best for you. Per our previous birth mothers, pregnancy was an extremely ‘difficult’ choice. Still, they knew it was the right decision for them. Here, you make the decisions based on your adoption process and plan.
For adoption resources or to begin your adoption journey, birth parents can visit us at Adoption Choices of Arizona or call us at 1-480-900-5520. If you are a prospective adoptive family hoping to adopt a baby, please, instead, visit us here!