Have you discovered you are unexpectedly pregnant and need to decide what to do? If you’ve chosen abortion before and don’t want another one, you do have options. Making an adoption plan or choosing to parent may sound scary until you learn more about them.

Find out as much as you can before making a decision. If you want to talk with someone about your situation, give SouthWest Options a call at 952-938-4496. We’re here to help you.

Is Adoption a Safe Option?

When an expectant woman considers placing her child for adoption, she worries about them being safe and loved. Potential adoptive couples go through a thorough process before being approved to adopt.

Couples must have a background check that includes fingerprinting, State and Federal criminal records, and child abuse and neglect central registries. In addition, they must have a Home Study to determine if their home can safely receive a child.

Isn’t it Emotionally Hard to Place a Child for Adoption?

Yes, adoption, like abortion, can be a difficult decision to make. It requires a strong support network and proper adoption counseling. However, certain adoption plans let you continue a relationship with your child and their adoptive family.

You choose the couple you want to raise your child by reading bios. Once selected, you and the couple can meet to begin building a relationship even before your baby is born. Choose an adoption agency that offers counseling before, during, and after. Many provide a 24/7 helpline for care and support when needed.

At Southwest Options, we can give you referrals to reputable adoption agencies. It costs you nothing to place your child for adoption, and you can receive assistance for many pregnancy-related expenses.

Could I be a Parent?

Parenting for anyone requires determination and commitment. You may feel you don’t have the resources or knowledge to parent, but help is available.

We offer free parenting support such as childbirth education, parenting classes, and one-on-one mentoring. If your partner would also like guidance, we provide fatherhood classes.

Can I Afford to Parent?

We offer material assistance for our clients so you can earn items for your children by participating in select education classes. We can possibly assist you with rent and utilities to help make ends meet.

Our material assistance programs can provide you with the following items:

  • Diapers
  • Other baby items
  • Paying rent
  • Finding a home

If you have other needs, please share them with us. We provide job skills training and so many other helpful programs. Plus, our community offers help too.

How do I Decide What’s Best?

Only you know what’s best for you and your child. This is your decision, but we can give you the information you need to make a confident choice.

Some women struggle emotionally after an abortion. If you need support and post-abortion healing, our client advocates are available to help you. Please reach out and schedule a free and confidential appointment. Fill out our convenient online contact form, and let us know what you need.

You don’t have to travel this road alone. We’re here to provide support and care. Contact us today.