American Adoptions specializes in helping pregnant women in Ohio who choose adoption. We feel that adoption has the opportunity to benefit the greatest number of people in an unplanned pregnancy situation. But adoption isn’t right for everyone.
You have three options to choose from when you’re dealing with an unexpected pregnancy in Ohio:
No woman should be judged for her choice, and no one can make that choice but the woman herself.
With that in mind, know that you can always receive free pregnancy information without any obligation to pursue adoption when you call 1-800-ADOPTION. We can provide you with information about all of your unplanned pregnancy options in Ohio, not just adoption, and connect you to whatever resources you need.
We’re here to provide judgement-free information about all three unplanned pregnancy options in Ohio, 24/7. This information should give you a basic overview of your three unexpected pregnancy options:
Upon finding out they’re unexpectedly pregnant, many women ask, “Am I ready to be a parent?” When considering if you’re ready to be a parent or not, assess if you’re mentally and emotionally ready to raise a child right now. Talking it over with a counselor near you in OH may help you sort this out.
You’ll also need to assess your financial readiness to become a parent. The average cost of prenatal care and birth alone is $8,800. The average cost for a married couple of middle-income to raise a child is estimated at about $245,000.
However, if you feel that you’re emotionally and mentally ready to raise a child but not financially prepared, there are state-funded financial resources to help you parent in Ohio. For example, Ohio Healthy Start (a.k.a. Children’s Health Insurance Program, CHIP) may be able to help provide low-cost health insurance for your child. Ohio Head Start promotes school readiness for low-income children under the age of five, and there are food services to help provide healthy nutrition for your child.
If you’re medically uninsured and intend to parent, these tips may help keep pregnancy and childbirth costs as low as possible for you.
If you’re unsure about choosing parenting or adoption, or if you need free pregnancy or parenting information in Ohio, call 1-800-ADOPTION.
If you’re considering abortion in Ohio, you should first contact your doctor to assess if there are any potential health concerns for you, and which abortion options are possible for you. Having your doctor determine what stage you’re at in your pregnancy will be necessary, because this will determine which types of abortion procedures are available to you. Only women who are earlier in their pregnancy are able to choose abortion in Ohio as their unplanned pregnancy option.
Almost all abortions in the U.S. take place within the first few weeks following conception in the form of a pill. After 20 weeks of pregnancy, most states will not provide a woman with an abortion.
However, if you’re early in your pregnancy and wish to pursue abortion in Ohio for an unplanned pregnancy, it’s important to educate yourself about Ohio abortion laws in case they affect you. After January 1, 2017, these abortion laws in Ohio became active:
Women must receive state-directed counseling at the provider’s office 24 hours before an abortion may be provided.
Only abortions for pregnancies as a result of rape, incest, or endangerment of the woman’s life are publically funded.
Abortions provided via pill must be done so according to FDA protocol. Telemedicine is prohibited.
If a minor wishes to undergo an abortion, she must first have the consent of a parent.
When you call 1-800-ADOPTION, you can request information about all of your unwanted pregnancy options, including abortion in Ohio.
These are the basics of choosing adoption in Ohio for an unplanned pregnancy:
Birth parents have the right to choose the adoptive parents of their child, and can stay in contact with them to whatever extent they feel comfortable with after the adoption.
Adoption is 100 percent free for you, and you may be eligible for additional financial assistance to help with living expenses in addition to post-adoption birth parent scholarships and more.
Counseling services, medical care and legal representation are all provided to you for free.
The choice for an unwanted pregnancy is a difficult one. Your choice deserves support, no matter what.
Ultimately, you’re the only one who knows what’s best for you and for your baby. No one should ever push you into making a decision that you don’t feel is right.
Take plenty of time to research your unplanned pregnancy options and learn everything about abortion, parenting and adoption in Ohio. If you have any questions about your three unexpected pregnancy options in Ohio, you can always call us at 1-800-ADOPTION or request free information with no obligation online.
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