If you had an abortion experience in the past and now don’t want to repeat it, you’re not alone. There is compassionate help and hope available to you.
Are you unexpectedly pregnant and not sure what to do next? First, take a deep breath – you have options, and we’re here to help you as you navigate your pregnancy journey. No matter your path, we want to empower you with all the information you need to make a confident, informed choice.
Is Adoption an Option for Me?
You may have a particular view of what adoption looks like in your mind – but things have changed a lot in recent years. Do you know the modern adoption landscape, including the host of available adoption plans?
In modern adoption plans, birth parents often work in tandem with an adoption agency to select the adoption plan – and level of contact with their child and the child’s adoptive family – that makes the most sense and feels healthy going forward. It doesn’t always look the same for everyone, but you can decide what is best for you.
Adoption plans may include open adoptions (with regular communication and often visitation between birth parents and children), closed adoptions (where identities are kept private and there is no contact), or semi-open adoptions (with some happy medium between the two, with contact facilitated by the adoption agency).
Making a choice for adoption is not easy – and it’s important to prepare for a host of emotions. It’s not unusual to feel guilt and fear as well as relief and joy. However, adoption provides an incredible opportunity for both birth parents and children to have a healthy, happy future, and provide a priceless gift to an adoptive family. Additionally, support for birth parents as well as adoptive families is more readily available today than ever, including online support for birth moms.
What About Parenting – Could It Be Possible for Me?
Raising a child when you weren’t initially planning for this future may seem daunting. Maybe you feel overwhelmed by the prospect of providing for a child, or frustrated by the timing. No matter your fears at the moment, rest assured that you do not have to walk this journey alone.
Here at PHC of West Houston, our compassionate staff is here to walk with you, empowering you to be the best parent you can be through life skills workshops, mentorship and more. We are also happy to connect you with community referrals, material support, and resources to support you on your parenting journey. You can build your confidence in parenting and know that no matter what, you have folks in your corner cheering you on.
Can I Talk To Someone About My Options?
Our staff is here to answer any questions you may have and ensure you have all the information you need about each of your options. Get peace of mind by discussing your unique needs and concerns one-on-one with a medical professional.
Schedule your free appointment today to confirm your pregnancy, learn more about your unique medical needs and learn about the options available to you.