(Video) Birth Moms: Why did you choose adoption instead of parenting or abortion in your unplanned pregnancy?

 

When faced with an unplanned pregnancy, there are several pregnancy options available to you: parenting, adoption, and abortion. When faced with their unexpected pregnancy, these women ultimately chose adoption but only after thoughtful consideration of each option and how each choice would affect them and their baby. Let them tell you why they chose adoption in their own words.

There is no easy answer to an unplanned pregnancy. Every choice is hard and comes with positive as well as really tough consequences.

If you are pregnant and are already parenting an older child, you may relate to Shantel’s story. She explains why she chose adoption for her second baby after seeing everything her older child had gone through in a single-parent home.

If you’re tired of people telling you which way is the “easy” way out, Tamra has some powerful words to share. She explains that each option is hard and “there is no consequence-free escape route.”

During your unplanned pregnancy, has anyone told you that “you got yourself into this situation, you need to fix it” and then told you that your pregnancy was your punishment? If so, you may be interested in Myra’s powerful story.

If someone is pressuring you to make a certain choice, you may relate to Haley’s story. She went from people telling her that she couldn’t parent to her deciding that she could parent (and be a wonderful mother!) but choosing adoption in the end because of the very specific life she wanted her daughter to have. Ultimately, you are the only person who knows which choice is right for your baby and for you. You are the only one who can honestly and whole-heartedly decide which choice has the most positives for your baby and for you.

If you’d like to speak with a pregnancy options counselor, please reach out to us. We want you to be empowered by your decision, whatever that decision is. As we commonly say at Adoption.org. “This is YOUR baby. YOUR choice. YOUR adoption story. Let us help you write it.”

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