I can’t go through with an abortion, but what other options do I have?
You have two choices when facing an unexpected or difficult pregnancy — ending the pregnancy through abortion or continuing the pregnancy. The decision to continue with your pregnancy can be overwhelming and frightening, but you are not alone. Aid for Women will provide the support and guidance you need as you continue your pregnancy and either start your journey to parenthood or consider an adoption plan.
The choice to parent is a challenging and rewarding decision. Many women say that an unexpected pregnancy turned their world upside down but that having their baby turned it right side up. Parenting is a very courageous and loving choice.
You will not be alone in your decision to continue your pregnancy. Aid for Women can help answer questions like:
- How can I afford to have a baby right now?
- Where can I find information about insurance, hospitals and doctors?
- How will I tell my family?
- Where will I live with my baby?
- How can I continue my education?
- How will a pregnancy affect my job?
- What resources are available if I choose to raise my child?
We also offer pregnancy and parenting classes, support groups and material assistance (maternity clothes, baby clothes, diapers, cribs, strollers, etc.) Additionally, we have access to a large network of local resources — including referrals for healthcare, housing, food, clothing and employment.
If your current life circumstances are making a decision to parent difficult, let Aid for Women offer you our assistance and support. We will help you during your pregnancy and in planning a future for yourself and your baby. We care about you and your baby and will help you find the support and resources you need to parent your child.