Abortion is not an easy decision; if you have previously experienced pregnancy termination, you likely already understand the physical and emotional toll the procedure takes. Choosing to avoid a second abortion is common and valid.
Both alternatives to abortion involve carrying your pregnancy to term. At the Women’s Resource Center of Hancock County, we understand that this choice is deeply personal, and we’re here to support you every step of the way, regardless of your chosen path.
Adoption today looks different than in the past.. Women today can choose the parents they want for their babies and determine how much or how little communication to have with them. When considering adoption, learn about the three different types of adoption you can choose from:
- Open adoption- Birth mothers who place their babies in an open adoption can choose to communicate openly with their child and the adoptive family they have chosen. The birth mother and the adoptive parents will work together to devise a communication plan. Open adoption allows a birth mother to interact with her child and watch them grow.
- Closed adoption- In a closed adoption, the birth mother’s records are sealed. Her identity remains confidential. There is no communication between the birth mother and the adoptive parents.
- Semi-open adoption- In this kind of adoption, communication between the birth mother and the adoptive family occurs through a third party, usually an adoption attorney or agency.
Parenthood is a challenging choice, one that brings with it a mix of emotions and considerations. Parenthood is a journey filled with growth, love, and shared experiences.
Many women find the financial concerns of parenting daunting, but state and community resources are designed to help alleviate these concerns. Should you decide to parent your child, our doors are open to help you navigate these resources and provide you with the support you need.
Our parenting classes offer a safe space for learning and growth. These classes provide essential knowledge and practical skills that can empower you on your journey. Additionally, we offer a boutique to help prepare for your baby. If you choose to parent, we want you to be successful and intend for our resources to assist in that goal.
The Choice Is Yours
We are here to walk alongside you, offering support, guidance, and resources that empower you to make the best decision. Remember, whatever path you choose, you have the strength within you to succeed, and our staff will be available to provide the help you need. Contact us today to learn more about your options and how the Women’s Resource Center can help.