In a perfect world, every woman would be prepared, well resourced, and be in the perfect situation to have a baby when she finds herself with an unexpected or unplanned pregnancy.
Unfortunately, this world is not perfect. Many women find themselves unprepared, without the proper resources and in difficult life situations that make them feel unable to parent when they find out they are pregnant.
If birth parents are not wanting to parent their coming child, they have two options: abortion or adoption. While abortion may seem like a quick fix to an unwanted pregnancy, adoption will offer many more benefits for everyone involved.
An abortion will cost an expecting mother potentially thousands of dollars whether done in a clinic or a hospital.
When choosing adoption, however, there will be no financial burden on an expecting mother. Making an adoption plan will include the coverage of medical and legal costs and even some living expenses paid for by the adoptive parents and agency.
More control in an expectant mother’s hands
An abortion will often end up feeling like a rushed choice with very limited options and control. Adoption puts all the control in the hands of the expectant mother. With lots of time to think over her options and choose an adoptive family, adoption ensures you can make a choice you will feel good about.
Adoption also gives you options for the future. An expectant mother will get to decide how much or how little contact she has with her child and adoptive parents.
Natural physical consequences
While abortion appears to be a quick fix for pregancy, the physical ramifications last much longer. After an abortion, a woman has to go through a period of recovery from the procedure and it will take a while for her body to return back to how it was before the pregnancy.
Aditionally, abortion will not put an end to the emotions and hormones that go along with pregancy which can easily turn into depression.
While there are obviously similar physical consequences after giving birth, many women find when they give birth and place the baby in adoption it helps make the physical ramifications feel “worth it”.
A woman’s body was designed and created to birth a child, which means the healing process will happen naturally and tends to go smoothly.
Choosing Hope adoption agency is here to walk expecting mother through alternatives to abortion around Cincinnati, Ohio. We have seen countless mothers choose to make an adoption plan for their children, and continue their lives feeling as though they made a decision that brought happiness to many!