Maybe you know you don’t want another abortion but are unsure of what to do next. How do you know if you’re ready to be a parent or if you should place your child for adoption?

Navigating these complex decisions can feel overwhelming, but learning the facts about the adoption process, parenting, and temporary assistance can be a great place to begin.

Continue reading to learn more about your options and begin considering what might be the best path for your unique situation.


When you place your child for adoption, you, as the birth mother, have the freedom to choose your level of involvement in your child’s life.

The three types of adoption include:

  • Open adoption: You can choose the family you want to adopt your baby and decide if you want to remain in contact with them. You can also choose how involved you want to be in the baby’s life.
  • Semi-open adoption: You can still have contact with the family and baby, but a professional adoption agency will help manage communication and keep your identifying information confidential.
  • Closed adoption: You won’t have contact with the baby, and the identities of all parties are kept confidential. The court keeps adoption records sealed.

No matter what type of adoption you choose, placing your child for adoption is an incredibly courageous and selfless decision.

Additionally, if the financial burden of pregnancy is keeping you from placing your child for adoption, know that the adoption agency or adoptive family covers the medical bills and delivery.


Maybe the responsibility and commitment of becoming a parent feels too much to bear.

While it is common to feel overwhelmed by what is to come, parenting doesn’t have to keep you from accomplishing important goals like finishing school or growing your career. In fact, many women in your shoes have chosen to parent and found it to be the most rewarding decision they could have made—and were still able to work toward their goals.

Even if you don’t have the support of family or a partner, community resources exist to help you emotionally and financially as you begin your new journey as a parent.

Temporary Assistance

You may want to be a parent but aren’t quite ready because of your current circumstances.

Safe Families is a program that provides a safe environment for your baby while you work to prepare to bring your baby home.

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Choosing how to proceed with your pregnancy can feel overwhelming, but you don’t have to navigate these decisions alone.

We can help you learn more about your pregnancy, discuss your options, and provide you with free resources to support you in your journey.

We offer a free parenting program where you can take classes and get free baby essentials, and we can also make adoption agency referrals.

Contact us today for your confidential appointment.

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