Unexpected pregnancy can be a daunting experience because you’re facing a situation you didn’t anticipate or have control over. While it might seem like abortion is an option that will give you control, it’s important to know that other options are available, and they include parenting and adoption. 

Read this article to learn more about parenting and adoption. Or, if you want to talk to someone in person about your pregnancy, contact Women’s Clinics today to schedule your free, confidential appointment. 


Becoming a parent is a significant decision that involves taking on the responsibility of raising a child. Although it comes with challenges, many women who choose this option find it to be the most rewarding decision they could have ever made.

Here are several questions you can ask yourself as you consider whether parenting is right for you:

  • Am I emotionally and mentally prepared to take on the lifelong commitment of nurturing and caring for a child? If not, what would help me feel prepared?
  • Do I have a support system? If not, where can I find supportive resources?
  • Am I financially stable? If not, where can I find financial resources to help me with food, shelter, and baby/maternity items? 

If you don’t know the answer to these questions, Women’s Clinics can help. We offer free resources and community referrals to help you feel prepared and supported if you choose to parent.


Adoption involves placing your child with another family that will provide them with a loving and stable home. This option also gives your child a bright future and enables you to pursue your goals while knowing your child is cared for.

Adoption is full of options, and you can choose the details of your adoption plan, depending on what you’re comfortable with. For example, you can choose if and how often you communicate with the adoptive family and child, or if you’d rather stay anonymous.

Adoption is an emotionally complex process, which is why it’s essential to speak with an adoption counselor if you’re thinking about this option. 

Next Steps

At Women’s Clinics, we will meet you where you’re at emotionally. We provide a safe space to gather information through free, confidential services like pregnancy tests and ultrasounds. You can ask questions and share concerns at our clinic without pressure or judgment.

You are not alone! Contact us today to schedule an appointment!