You have just found out you are pregnant & more than likely you are shocked, scared, in disbelief, worried & many other emotions. This is normal & it is okay to be unsure about what you want to do. With any unplanned pregnancy there is a lot to think about in order to make the best plan for you & your baby.

We can help you as you sort through your emotions & try to determine what the best plan is for you & your baby.

  • Parenting: For most women, this means single parenting without the baby’s father.

  • Adoption: Parenting by choosing a family who can care for your child.

  • Abortion: Choosing to terminate the pregnancy


Children Who Grew Up in Fatherless Homes

  • 90% of homelessness or runaway children
  • 71% of pregnant teens
  • 63% of youth suicides
  • 70% of teens in state institutions
  • 80% of all prisoners in US prisons
  • Twice as likely to drop out of school
  • Four times more likely to need help with behavior

Single Parenting

  • Nearly 8 out of 10 teen moms go on welfare by the child’s 5th birthday
  • Over 50% of children raised by a teen are referred to social services agencies

Women Who Choose Adoption

  • Have fewer subsequent (future) unplanned pregnancies
  • Are more likely to graduate from high school and college
  • Are less likely to receive government assistance
  • Are making a parenting plan

Truths About Parenting

  • You may have to parent before you are ready or want to
  • You will have the full responsibility of parenting your child
  • You may have to look to your extended family for support
  • You may have to put your education and/or career goals on hold
  • You may be involved in a long-term relationship with the baby’s father through visitation, child support or joint custody.

Similarities Between Parenting and Adoption

  • You will have the joy of knowing you chose life for your child
  • You will have time to plan yours and your baby’s future
  • You can name, hold and love your baby
  • You can know how your child is growing and developing

Similarities Between Adoption and Abortion

  • You will not have to parent before you are ready
  • You will be free from the full-time responsibility of parenting your child
  • You can live independently and not have to rely on family support
  • You can continue with your education or career goals
  • You will be able to choose if you want a long-term relationship with the baby’s father