Unplanned Pregnancy Help in Florida
Understanding Your Unplanned Pregnancy Options in Florida
If you’re dealing with an unexpected pregnancy in Florida, you have three options:
While American Adoptions assists pregnant women in Florida who choose adoption, we believe that no woman should be judged for her choice, no matter what that is. Although we feel that adoption benefits the greatest number of people in an unplanned pregnancy situation, adoption is simply not the right unplanned pregnancy option for everyone.
You can receive free pregnancy information with no obligation to choose adoption by calling 1-800-ADOPTION, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There, you can request information about all your unplanned pregnancy options in Florida; not just adoption. If we can help connect you to local resources you need, we’re happy to help in any way we can.
We’re always available for free, no-judgement educational information about all of your unplanned pregnancy options in Florida. The following will give you a basic look at the facts of your three unexpected pregnancy options:
If You’re Considering Choosing Parenting in Florida
When they first find out that they’re unexpectedly pregnant, most women ask themselves, “Am I ready to be a parent?” Only you can know the answer.
Parenting a child of course requires readiness to be parent on a mental and emotional level. Discussing this with a counselor near you in FL may help you decide this.
Financial readiness to be a parent is also a factor you may need to consider. The average cost of prenatal medical care and delivery alone is $8,800. The average cost for a middle-income married couple to raise a child was estimated at $245,000.
There are financial resources to help if you feel that you’re mentally and emotionally ready to raise a child, but not financially ready. For example, ACCESS Florida helps eligible families will food assistance, Medicaid and more. The Florida Office of Early Learning can help provide eligible children with school-readiness programs. There are also state-funded benefit programs to help provide your child with proper nutrition and health care.
If you intend to parent and you’re medically uninsured, these tips can help with the cost of pregnancy and childbirth.
For free pregnancy information or help connecting to parenting resources in Florida, or if you’re unsure about choosing parenting or adoption, call 1-800-ADOPTION to speak to someone now.
If You’re Considering Choosing Abortion in Florida
Contact your doctor if you’re considering an abortion in Florida to discuss any potential health concerns and which abortion options are available in your situation.
Your doctor will need to determine how far along you are in your pregnancy, because this will affect the type of abortion procedure you may be able to access. Only women who are in the early stages of pregnancy are able to choose abortion in Florida as an unplanned pregnancy option.
About 88 percent of abortions in the U.S. occur within the first few weeks after conception via pill form. Most states don’t perform abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
If you’re early in your pregnancy and you want to pursue an abortion in Florida for your unplanned pregnancy, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with Florida abortion laws and how they may affect you. As of January 1, 2017, the following abortion laws in Florida went into effect:
Only pregnancies that endanger a woman’s life or are the product of rape or incest will receive public funding.
Parents of minors must be notified to give their consent to the abortion beforehand.
The woman must undergo an ultrasound and must be offered to view the image prior to receiving the abortion.
An abortion may only be performed after 24 weeks post-fertilization if the woman’s life is in danger.
Someone is standing by to provide information about all of your unwanted pregnancy options, including abortion in Florida, when you contact us at 1-800-ADOPTION.
If You’re Considering Choosing Adoption in Florida
Here are some basic facts about choosing adoption in Florida for an unplanned pregnancy:
- Adoption is free for you, and you may receive adoption financial assistance, including living expenses and post-adoption birth parent benefits.
- 90 percent of birth parents choose to have an open adoption to maintain a relationship with their child and adoptive family.
- Birth parents choose the adoptive parents and maintain whatever amount of post-adoption communication with the family that they feel comfortable with.
- Medical care, legal representation and counseling services are available for free for birth parents.
Explore the website to learn more about adoption, and call 1-800-ADOPTION now to get free information with no obligation to choose adoption. Ask questions and get free, confidential information about adoption and all of your unplanned pregnancy options in Florida.
How to Choose Between Parenting, Abortion, or Adoption in Florida
Your choice for an unwanted pregnancy deserves support, no matter what you decide. This is likely the biggest decision you’ve ever had to face, and we understand that it’s not one that you’ll make lightly or impulsively.
You are the only person who knows what’s best for you. Never let anyone else push you into a decision that you don’t feel is right for you.
Take time to research your unplanned pregnancy options carefully, and learn all you can about abortion, parenting, and adoption in Florida. You can always call with questions about your unexpected pregnancy options in Florida at 1-800-ADOPTION, or request free information online.
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