Is Abortion or Adoption Right for Me?

Navigating a pregnancy decision can be daunting, especially when choosing between abortion and adoption. If you’ve already decided that parenting isn’t the path for you right now, you’re likely feeling uneasy and wondering what to do.

We’re here to offer you a compassionate space to explore your options, weigh the pros and cons, and find the clarity you need to make the best decision for your unique situation.

Let’s walk this path together, one step at a time, as you consider whether abortion or adoption is the right choice for you.

What Do I Need To Know About Abortion?

Abortion is a procedure that terminates a progressing pregnancy.

There are two types of abortion procedures: medical and surgical. The most significant factors to consider are the risks to your physical and mental health risks.

The risks of a medical abortion (also known as the “abortion pill”) include:

  • Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by a surgical procedure
  • An ongoing pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Digestive system discomfort

The risks associated with surgical abortion include:

  • Uterine perforation (this occurs when one of the medical instruments pokes a hole in your uterus)
  • Scar tissue on the uterine wall (which can lead to painful periods or future infertility)
  • Damage to the cervix
  • Infection

Both procedures have mental health risks as well. One report found that at least some women experience the following mental health risks after an abortion:

  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Feelings of loss
  • Sadness
  • Anxiety

Is Adoption Right For Me?

Begin by taking a moment to deeply reflect on your desires and future aspirations, especially regarding your pregnancy and the path ahead.

Ask yourself:

  • What are my short-term and long-term goals?
  • Can I envision a relationship with my child?
  • How do I feel about each of the options available to me?

Adoption can be an emotionally challenging decision, but it can also be rewarding, offering a future for your child.

When considering adoption, it’s important to know that it offers many options. You can choose whether to communicate with the adoptive family and child or remain anonymous.

If you opt for adoption, you’ll collaborate with an adoption agency to create an adoption plan, a document detailing your goals and preferences throughout the adoption process.

Discover Your Options

Safe Harbor Women’s Medical Clinic is here to help you fully understand all your pregnancy options.

You can also take advantage of our no-cost pregnancy services to learn critical details about your pregnancy to protect your health and reveal your choices.

Contact us to make a no-cost appointment today. We care about you!