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Every expectant parent has three options for their pregnancy: abortion, adoption, and parenting. All three options are hard in their own way, especially if your pregnancy was not planned. There may be a lot of pressure to get an abortion. You may feel like abortion is your only option, but there are alternatives to abortion. Your other pregnancy choices are: parenting or choosing parents to raise your baby.

How to Manage Other People’s Opinions

Everyone in your life will have an opinion on what they feel is best for you and your pregnancy. They may try to pressure you to get an abortion… which can feel like a lot. But, no matter which option you choose, there will be people who won’t agree and have negative thoughts and feelings about your choice. There is no way to please everyone, and you should not make such an important decision based on what others think or say. Your feelings or their feelings may change in a moment or overtime.

Adoption Plans Give You Time to Think

When looking at your options, remember that abortion is the only option that is permanent. Once it happens, you do not have more time to process or change your mind. With parenting or adoption, you have time to think through how this choice might affect your life years from now. Parenting and adoption allow you to make a detailed plan or change your mind during your pregnancy, and many of the reasons that women choose to have an abortion can also be met by making an adoption plan.

A Pregnancy Councelor Can Help

Only you can decide what is best for you and your pregnancy. Talk with a pregnancy counselor about which option is best for you and how you can create a personalized adoption or parenting plan works for you and your goals in life.