When a woman is experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, she has the responsibility and right to make whatever choice she feels aligns with her moral interests and values. When that choice does not include parenting the child on her own, either as a single or young mother, she still has two more options available to her: adoption and abortion.
Adoption requires a woman to see a pregnancy through and abortion is a procedure that terminates a pregnancy. Both have a slew of social stigmas that come with them and this is something a woman will have to deal with regardless. A girl or woman who decides to terminate the pregnancy instead of place the child with an adoptive family nine months later will be making a difficult decision. However, every unplanned pregnancy is an experience unique to every woman.
Depending on how far into the pregnancy a woman is when she decides to terminate it, she may be advised to do so in a few different ways. A woman still in the early stages can take an abortion pill, which will cut off the fetus from nutrients it needs to continue to develop. In-clinic procedures are used for more developed fetuses and may require a health care provider to remove it with forceps, suction or surgically. These procedures cost between $350 and $800. Late-term terminations are more expensive, risky and hospitals or clinics that perform these procedures may be more difficult to find.
If you are on this website, you may be considering adoption as an alternative terminating a pregnancy. Perhaps you're still unsure of how you feel or worry about what could happen if you choose to place the baby in an adoptive family. By placing a child into an adoptive family there is a chance that an unplanned pregnancy can lead to something that brings gratitude and love into the world.
The case for adoption is simple: there are literally thousands of couples and families looking to adopt a child. Placing a child has a lot of paperwork and being pregnant is a 9-month commitment, but agencies, attorneys and facilitators in the adoption community are all there to make the process as easy as possible. This means that you can be as active or inactive in the placement process and the child's post-adoption life.
Although an unplanned pregnancy is a difficult experience, you always have the power over what informed decision works best for you.
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