I Don’t Want to Be Pregnant. Is Abortion My Only Option?

If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, you have other options besides abortion. These options include parenting and adoption.

Read on to learn more about these options and how to decide what’s right for you. Or, if you want to talk to someone in person about your pregnancy options, contact PHC of Central Missouri to be connected to one of our caring team members. All appointments and resources are free and confidential. 

Is Parenting Right for Me?

Choosing to parent might feel like an impossible option right now. Maybe you think you’re too young, not financially stable enough, or in a difficult relationship without family support. These are understandable and valid concerns, but the good news is that many different resources are available to help you with finances, housing, material items, medical expenses, and more so that you can be empowered to parent successfully. 

If you’re considering parenting, PHC of Central Missouri can walk you through what this option might look like in your life, and we can also point you to community referrals.

Is Adoption Right for Me?

Adoption is a pregnancy choice that’s full of options. If you’re considering adoption, it’s essential to speak with an adoption counselor to ensure you know all you can about the process. 

With adoption, you can decide if, when, and how often you communicate with the adoptive family and child, or you can choose if you want communication to be mediated by a third party (like the adoption agency). 

At PHC of Central Missouri, we can connect you with an adoption agency so that you can explore your options and learn about the financial resources that are available to help with medical bills, housing, etc. 

You’re Not Alone

Facing an unplanned pregnancy can feel overwhelming, but you’re not alone as you consider your options. At PHC of Central Missouri, we’re here to support you with free pregnancy resources, referrals, counseling, and more so you can feel informed and encouraged to make the best decision possible. Contact us today to make a confidential appointment in a caring, non-judgmental environment.