You’ve just received a positive pregnancy test, and your mind is spinning. What do I do now? What are my options moving forward if I don’t want to parent? Now is the time to research options such as abortion and adoption and decide which one is right for you.

For some women, this won’t be an easy decision. For others, this will be a straightforward one. No matter how you feel, you deserve to receive accurate information to confidently decide and move forward with what’s best for you. 

What Do I Need to Know About Adoption?

Adoption has changed a lot in recent years. Women now have the opportunity to participate in the entire adoption process, from choosing an adoptive family to selecting whether they want regular communication with the child and family.

There are various adoption options that women should be aware of, including:

  • Open Adoption: In an open adoption, women can communicate with the child and adoptive family through methods like letters and in-person visits.
  • Semi-Open Adoption: With a semi-open adoption, women can communicate with the adoptive family and child, but it will be through a third party, like an adoption agency or an attorney.
  • Closed Adoption: This option is best for women who wish to keep their information private. All adoption records are sealed, and the women remain anonymous.

You may be wondering why adoption might be an appropriate choice for you. Adoption allows for some unique benefits, such as forming a relationship with the child. Being able to check in occasionally and knowing that the child is safe and cared for can offer a sense of closure for the woman that can’t be achieved with abortion. 

Adoption is a big decision, and it deserves a lot of thought. Ask yourself whether you have the correct support system to help you through the adoption process and whether you know which resources are available to you.

What Are the Different Abortion Options?

Abortion is the termination of a viable pregnancy. There are two forms of abortion: medical and surgical. If considering either abortion type, it’s critical to understand the procedures and risks. It’s also crucial to ask yourself some important questions before choosing abortion, such as:

  • Do I understand the emotional and physical consequences associated with having an abortion?
  • What are my personal beliefs about abortion?
  • Do I know anyone who has had an abortion? Is so, what were their experiences like?
  • Would I ever regret my decision?

Asking yourself these difficult questions can help determine whether you understand the emotional implications of having an abortion. Abortion is a significant medical decision; it should be taken seriously, like all procedures.

I Need More Information.

Need more information? Embrace Wichita provides accurate options information so you can understand everything available. 

All of Embrace’s services, including pregnancy services and STD testing, are no-cost and confidential. For more information, visit Embrace’s website today.