There are three options to choose from when you’re facing an unexpected pregnancy in Texas:
American Adoptions happens to specialize in assisting pregnant women in Texas with the third option, but we aren’t here to judge any woman for her choice, whatever that may be. We believe that adoption is beneficial to the greatest number of people in a situation, but we also know that adoption is not the right unplanned pregnancy option for everyone.
You can call 1-800-ADOPTION at any time for free adoption information with no obligation to choose adoption. You can request information about all of your unplanned pregnancy options; not just adoption in Texas. We’re here to help in any way we can.
You never have to face an unplanned pregnancy alone. Our hotline is open 24/7 and we’re always available to listen and to connect you with whatever resources you need.
We’re able to provide you with non-judgmental educational information about all of your unplanned pregnancy options in Texas— so you can contact us even if you just need some pregnancy support and guidance through a tough situation.
Here are the basic facts about your three unplanned pregnancy options in Texas:
“Am I ready to be a parent?” This is a question that many women ask themselves when they learn of their unexpected pregnancy. Only you can know the answer to that question.
First, you should consider the emotional and mental readiness required to parent a child. Talking to a counselor near you in TX may help.
Cost may also be a factor in your decision. It’s important to think about the financial resources required to raise a child. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated that the average cost of raising a child for a middle-income married couple was $245,000. The Thomson Healthcare study for March of Dimes estimated that the average cost of prenatal care and delivery alone is $8,800.
However, if you think you are mentally and emotionally ready to raise a child, there may be some financial resources that can help. For example, the Texas WIC program can help provide you with groceries and essentials, and the Texas Workforce Commission offers child care services to eligible low-income families. Other government-funded Texas benefit programs may offer financial relief for your bills, educational costs, and more.
If you intend to parent and you’re uninsured, here are some tips to help lessen the costs of pregnancy and birth.
If you need free pregnancy information or recommendations for parenting resources in Texas, or if you aren’t sure whether you should choose parenting or adoption, call 1-800-ADOPTION for more information.
Your doctor should be your first resource if you’re considering an abortion procedure in Texas. Together, you can address your medical history and the abortion options available in your situation.
Your doctor will assess what stage you’re at in your pregnancy, which determines the type of abortion procedure you’d be able to access. Only women who aren’t very far along in their pregnancy are able to choose abortion in Texas as an unplanned pregnancy option.
About 88 percent of abortions in the U.S. take place within the first several weeks of pregnancy in pill form. Most states don’t perform abortions after 20 weeks.
So if you’re further along in your pregnancy, an abortion in Texas may not be an option for you. But if abortion is an option that you want to pursue for your unplanned pregnancy, you should take some time to learn about Texas abortion laws and how they could affect you. As of January 1, 2017, the following abortion laws in Texas were put in place:
You must wait 24 hours before the procedure is provided after receiving state-directed counseling.
Parents of minors must be notified and give their consent before an abortion may be provided.
Only instances of life endangerment, rape or incest will receive public funding.
At least 24 hours before obtaining an abortion, the provider must show the woman her ultrasound.
Only if the woman’s life is endangered may an abortion be performed at 20 weeks post-fertilization or more.
Counselors are available to discuss all of your unplanned pregnancy options in Texas, including abortion, when you call 1-800-ADOPTION.
There are many common misconceptions about choosing adoption in Texas for unplanned pregnancy. Here are a few of the most common worries, and the facts behind them:
Adoption is free for you, and you may qualify for adoption financial assistance and living expenses, plus post-adoption birth parent benefits.
You get to choose the adoptive parents for your child in addition to maintaining as much or as little post-placement contact with them as you feel comfortable with.
You receive free medical care, legal representation and professional counseling, so you never feel like you’re left hanging during the adoption process.
You can learn more about adoption as an unplanned pregnancy option in Texas by calling 1-800-ADOPTION for free adoption information. Ask questions and get answers. It’s free and confidential.
No matter what you choose for an unwanted pregnancy, you deserve support. It’s not a decision that anyone takes lightly.
Never let anyone push you into a decision that isn’t 100 percent your own. You’re the only one who can decide what’s best for you when considering your pregnancy options in Texas.
Conduct your research about parenting, abortion, and adoption in Texas carefully. Know that you can always call us about your Texas unplanned pregnancy options at 1-800-ADOPTION, or you can request your free information online.
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