Your Options

Pregnant? Now What?

Your pregnancy may have been planned or could be a surprise. But no matter what, a new life has been created. You have choices, and it is your choice to make. It is our hope that you will become educated in each of the three choices so that you can make a wise decision that you will not regret.

Here are your options to consider:

Parenting


Adoption


Abortion


Even if you feel that you do not have the skills to raise a child, everyone has to start somewhere. Choosing to parent is always an option to consider. If you decide to carry your baby to term and parent him or her, there is help available. You will need to enter into prenatal care as soon as possible to insure the health and wellbeing of both you and your baby. What if you do not have the material items necessary to raise a child? If you would like, you can choose to sign up for our free program called “Earn While You Learn.” Using this program you can earn a lot of the material items needed for you and your baby (such as clothing, diapers, formula, baby food, cribs, strollers, etc.) as well as some of the parenting skills needed to raise a child. Click here for more information on this program. If, for whatever reason, you feel that parenthood is not possible for you, another choice is to make an adoption plan. Adoption today can be open or closed, and that choice is yours. With open adoption, communication between birth mother and adoptive parents is open and the amount of contact is negotiated between birth mother and the adoptive family. With closed adoptions there is no contact between families after the papers are signed. You will need to decide what works best for you and your ability to move forward with your life. For more information about the decision to adopt, please contact your local Care Net Pregnancy Center or visit www.adoption-share.com for more information about adoption. Abortion is the termination of a healthy pregnancy by drugs (RU-486) or surgical procedure. Each method carries risk of complications, both physical and emotional. For more information on the various abortion procedures as well as the possible complications involved, please read more here.
Abortion is not a simple procedure; it may have many side effects. Abortion has been associated with preterm birth, emotional and psychological impact, and spiritual consequences. Please call us so that you can make an informed decision.

No one should pressure you into any decision with something as big as pregnancy.

There is a lot to educate yourself on and we can help you every step of the way. Please continue your path to informing and equipping yourself by calling or coming to our center for the help and support we can provide.

Skylark™ offers peer counseling and accurate information about all pregnancy options. It does not offer abortion services or abortion referrals. This information is intended for general educational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional medical advice.