Is Abortion or Adoption Right for Me?

If you’re reading this, you’ve likely narrowed down your pregnancy options. Now you need to evaluate the final two: abortion and adoption. 

Each one will impact your life in different ways and change the path of your future. Neither option will erase what’s happened up to this point. 

You’re the only one who can make this decision, but we can help you think through it by asking questions for you to consider.

Considering Abortion as an Option:

Abortion is the medical termination of a pregnancy. In Ohio, this is legal before 20 weeks, with exceptions after this point in cases of life endangerment or severely compromised health.

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Abortion:

  • Why would I choose abortion over adoption?
  • Looking back on my life, do I want abortion to be a part of my story?
  • What are the risks of an abortion procedure, and am I okay with taking them?
  • How much will abortion cost me?
  • How will my life change after?

As you think about these questions, envision your life after abortion. Is this what you want? Will you feel like you made the right decision?

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Adoption:

  • Why would I choose adoption over abortion?
  • Looking back on my life, do I want adoption to be a part of my story?
  • What are the risks of carrying a pregnancy to term, and am I okay with taking them?
  • How do I feel about someone else raising my child?
  • Do I want to have a relationship with my child?
  • Would I prefer an open or closed adoption?
  • How much will adoption cost me?
  • How will my life change after?

Now, picture your life after adoption. As you ask yourself these questions one by one, how do you feel about adoption? Is this what you want? Will you feel like you made the right decision?

Let’s Talk Through It

If your thoughts are now swirling with questions, that’s normal. We asked a ton of them, and it’s okay to not have definitive answers to any of them now. It’s a big decision.

If you want to talk through your options with one of our caring staff members, schedule a no-cost and confidential appointment at Aim Women’s Center.

You don’t have to have anything figured out now. We’ll provide more information on each option, answer any of your questions, and give you space to sort through them. We’re here for you.

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