Find Unplanned Pregnancy Help in Florida
Choosing Between Parenting, Abortion and Adoption
An unexpected pregnancy can be one of the most disruptive experiences possible. In the immediate aftermath of a positive test result, many women are left wondering what to do. That’s why we’ve created this guide to explain your unplanned pregnancy options in Florida — and help you make the best decision for you, whatever that may be.
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, we also understand that adoption is simply not the right unplanned pregnancy option for everyone.
That’s why we’re here to give you the objective unplanned pregnancy information you need, no matter which option you’re considering. You can always call our trained specialists at 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 connect you to local resources you need, we’re happy to help in any way we can.
Our unplanned pregnancy counselors can always provide free, no-judgement educational information about all of your unplanned pregnancy options in Florida.
In the meantime, the following information can help you start researching your three unexpected pregnancy options:
Choosing to Become a Parent 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 local counselor may help you assess whether or not you are there yet.
Financial readiness to be a parent is also a factor you should consider. The average cost of prenatal medical care and delivery alone is $8,800. In addition, the average cost for a middle-income married couple to raise a child is estimated to be at least $245,000.
If you feel mentally and emotionally ready to raise a child, but not quite financially prepared, there are financial resources that can help. For example, ACCESS Florida helps eligible families with 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.
Remember, if you’re considering parenting vs. adoption, you can choose either path at any point in your pregnancy. You can even choose to place your child for adoption after they’re born!
If you are even slightly considering adoption instead of keeping the baby in Florida, don’t hesitate to reach out to our adoption specialists for free guidance. Call 1-800-ADOPTION to speak to an adoption specialist now.
Choosing Abortion in Florida
If you’re considering abortion in Florida, please contact your doctor right away. You will need 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 unintended 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 (fewer than 24 weeks along) are able to choose abortion as an unplanned pregnancy option in Florida.
If you’re early in your pregnancy and you want to pursue abortion as your unplanned pregnancy option, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with Florida abortion laws and how they may affect you. Here’s what you should know:
- 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.
- A 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.
Choosing Adoption in Florida
Asking yourself, “Is adoption in Florida right for me?”
American Adoptions is here to provide the information you need to answer that.
Adoption is a wonderful unplanned pregnancy option for many women. However, it’s not right for everyone. That’s why we’ve provided these basic facts about choosing adoption in Florida with our agency:
●Adoption is free for you, and you may receive adoption financial assistance, including living expenses and post-adoption birth parent benefits.
●Prospective 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 prospective birth parents.
You can always call 1-800-ADOPTION now for more information, with no obligation to choose adoption unless you’re 100 percent committed. Feel free to ask questions and get objective information about adoption from our trained specialists anytime.
Parenting vs. Adoption vs. Abortion in Florida: Comparing Your Pregnancy Options
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 pressure 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 our counselors anytime with questions about your unexpected pregnancy options in Florida at 1-800-ADOPTION or request free information about adoption online.
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