Alternatives to Abortion: Adoption
Written by: Linda Buice, STPRC volunteer
Our peer-counselors are here to help you become better informed about all of your choices. We’ve looked closely at abortion and the risks and now are looking at alternatives. In the previous post we looked at single parenting. Adoption may be an option other than single-parenting which may help bring peace of mind for both you and the future of your unborn child.
Before you decide if adoption is the right choice for you, it is important to have all the information and not make a choice based on emotion. Let us help you get the information you need.
Consider some reasons why adoption might be the right choice. Perhaps it might give you the opportunity to pursue your own dreams whether they are educational or financial. Maybe it will be a chance to just move forward in life until you are ready to parent. Studies done on mothers who released their children for adoption indicated that those mothers had more favorable social, economic, and educational outcomes than the single parenting mothers. Some other compelling results include these mothers were more likely to:
We have resources to help you become better informed about adoption as well as peer-counselors that can help go through myths about adoption that are unfounded. Information available on the Internet or from others might not be accurate. We can assist you in looking at adoption and your situation. Our next blog will address the types of adoption.
The Southern Tier Pregnancy Resource Center has a variety of resources available as well as qualified peer-counselors to help you become better informed and give you the support you need. Our services are kept confidential. Your pregnancy outcome is your decision, we are here to help. Contact us today for an appointment.
Is Adoption Right for Me? Lake Forest: Adoption Network Law Center, n.d. Print.
"Adopt." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 1 June 2016.
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Adoption is defined as taking on the legal responsibility as parent of a child that is not your biological child.
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