Did you just receive a text from your daughter, your girlfriend, or your best friend that says, "I m pregnant"? What was your response?
For an unplanned pregnancy, there is no easy choice. But you can be there for her as she makes decisions. Let her have the time and consideration she needs so that she can grow more confident, peaceful, and prepared for her future. Here is some information you can share with her.
For an unplanned pregnancy, there is no easy choice,
...but below are some things to consider surrounding each option.
Marriage can ease the burdens of parenting and heighten its joys. But if a couple is unprepared, the challenges of marriage can greatly compound the stress of child-rearing. If you are considering marriage as an option for your unplanned pregnancy, make sure your relationship is grounded in the love, trust, and mutual respect needed for a lifetime commitment.
Babies and children give their parents tremendous joy, but the happy times can sometimes feel overshadowed by the constant needs. At some point, every parent faces sleepless nights, financial sacrifices, and emotional exhaustion. If you don’t have a partner, make sure you have lots of help and support.
By choosing adoption, you show your child sacrificial love. You also show courage by carrying your child to term and choosing parents who are prepared to welcome your child into their family. Adoption is not easy. Nothing worthwhile ever is. There may be challenges, difficulties, and even grief. But Gladney surrounds you with support and helps you create a very personal adoption plan. You can hand-pick your adoptive parents. You can talk with them, meet them, and correspond with them through letters and photos as your child grows. And you’ll always know that you chose the best life you could imagine for your child.
Abortion is a medical procedure that will end your pregnancy. Make sure you learn about the physical and emotional issues surrounding abortion and discuss them with someone you trust. For more information, talk to your doctor or visit a pregnancy resource center.
Gladney has Options Counselors who are available to talk with you via text or over the phone at 800-452-3639. If you would prefer to email or complete a form, just click on button below. We are here to listen and to help.