Adoption vs. Abortion – Which is Right for You?
When facing an unintended pregnancy, you have three unplanned pregnancy options: parenting, abortion or adoption. But when you know parenting isn’t an option for you, how do you choose between adoption and abortion?
Adoption Answers is a proponent of other options besides abortion, but we can help guide you through this tough decision by providing you with some information about both abortion and adoption in Texas.
Facts About Abortion
- Most abortions are completed during the first trimester (the first 12 weeks of pregnancy)
- Abortion costs widely vary, but range anywhere from $400–$2000
- About half of all unintended pregnancies are ended via abortion
Should You Choose Abortion?
Some people consider abortion a “get-out-of-jail-free card” that has no lasting effects on the woman. The truth is that abortion is often a very emotional procedure. Following an abortion procedure, many women experience feelings of grief, loss, or guilt that take time to heal. In fact, it is often more difficult for a woman who chooses abortion to move past these feelings and find closure. Conversely, a woman who chooses adoption, not abortion, is able to see how happy her child is and the wonderful life she gave them.
To learn more about how an abortion works, contact your medical provider.
Facts About Adoption
- Approximately 18,000 infant adoptions occur each year in the U.S.
- Today, most expectant parents who choose adoption also choose to maintain some form of contact with their child and his or her adoptive parents after placement
- Adoption is free for expectant mothers, and in some cases you may be able to receive compensation for pregnancy-related expenses
Should You Choose Adoption?
Like abortion, adoption is a very emotional decision to make. It is important that you have a strong support system that can help you cope with feelings of grief, loss and guilt. Coping with these feelings in a healthy way is the key to a successful adoption. But unlike abortion, women who choose adoption instead of abortion can see their child grow up happy and loved by a Christian family when they choose to have an open adoption, which can ease their feelings of grief.
Remember that adoption is a beautiful act of love. It is the ultimate sacrifice that a woman can make for her child. You are not giving up by choosing adoption for your child, you are giving life.
To learn more about how the Texas adoption process works, call 1-800-659-7541 now.
Many Women Are Looking for Abortion Alternatives in Texas: Consider Adoption
You may find yourself in a situation where you’re thinking, “I don’t want to be pregnant, but I don’t want an abortion.” If that’s the case, then adoption may be right for you.
Adoption doesn’t change the fact that you’re pregnant, but it does mean that you don’t have to parent your baby if you’re not ready or able to do so, and it also means you don’t have to undergo an abortion if you don’t want to. Through adoption, you’re able to give your child the gift of life, and you can give a Christian couple the gift of a child to cherish.
While adoption isn’t the right choice for every woman, adoption agencies like Adoption Answers provide positive alternatives to abortion to women who are unexpectedly pregnant but don’t want an abortion. There are other options besides abortion in Texas.
If you’re still deciding between adoption vs abortion, you can always call us for free adoption information at 1-800-659-7541.