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Things to Consider when Deciding between Abortion Vs. Adoption

Things to Consider when Deciding between Abortion Vs. Adoption

According to Planned Parenthood’s recently released Annual Report, the organization perform 113 abortions for every one adoption referral.  Clearly, more women choose abortion over adoption, but before you decide what is right for you, it is important to know the facts so you can make an informed decision.

If you are considering abortion vs. adoption, here is a brief comparison of the two:

Cost
Many women don’t realize it, but giving up your baby for adoption is completely free.  Often times, your living expenses are paid for by the adoptive family including rent, food, and medical expenses related to the pregnancy. Abortion costs range from hundreds to thousands of dollars depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy.

Confidentiality
Many women jump to the conclusion abortion is the right choice for them because they think they can quickly and covertly have an abortion without anyone knowing. While this is true, adoption can also be done confidentially. Although it can be tough to hide a pregnancy, your adoption agency, like A Baby Step Adoption, can help conceal your pregnancy so no one knows. It is helpful to have someone you trust who knows what’s going on, but we can help you keep the pregnancy and adoption confidential throughout the adoption process.

Your Mental Health
No one said it would be easy to weigh the pros and cons of abortion vs adoption. Both choices are major, life altering decisions. Many women think abortion will be a quick fix, when in reality your choice can have lasting effects that may not even manifest themselves until later on in life when you may find yourself depressed and anxious.  Although choosing adoption can be difficult, many women take solace in seeing the child in a happy and loving home. Neither choice is easy, but know that abortion isn’t always the easy way out many believe it is.

If you find yourself facing an unplanned pregnancy and want to talk to someone about abortion vs. adoption, call us at toll free at 888-505-2367 or text us at 610-613-1911. We have helped hundreds of women make the choice that is right for them. Remember you are not giving up a baby, you are giving your baby a home and the best possible future.

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