Unplanned Pregnancy Help in Minnesota
Exploring Your MN Unplanned Pregnancy Options
An unexpected pregnancy is full of complicated emotions. It’s not something that anyone should feel like they have to face alone, or without the information and resources they need. The following guide will help outline your three unplanned pregnancy options in Minnesota:
While American Adoptions works with women in Minnesota who choose the third option, you deserve support no matter which option you choose. Although we believe that adoption is the unplanned pregnancy option that benefits the most people in a situation, it’s not going to be the right option for every woman and every circumstance.
You can always call us at 1-800-ADOPTION to receive free adoption information with no obligation to choose adoption for your baby. You can also receive information about all three of your unplanned pregnancy options in MN and not just adoption. The information below can help get you started:
Considering Parenting in Minnesota
One of the first questions that most women ask themselves when learning about their unexpected pregnancy is, “Am I ready to be a parent?” There are different types of readiness that you’ll need to think about when considering raising this child, and all of them are important.
Your mental and emotional readiness to care for this child can be difficult to sort out, but are important when considering if you’re ready to parent this baby right now. It can be helpful to talk about it with a counselor near you in MN.
Financial readiness is another important factor to consider. The average cost of a pregnancy and delivery in the U.S. is $8,800, with the average cost of raising that child (for a middle-income married couple) being $245,000. If you’re not financially able to parent this child, but you feel mentally and emotionally ready to be a parent, you might find some help through state-funded benefit programs in Minnesota.
These tips can help keep the costs of pregnancy and childbirth as low as possible if you’re medically uninsured.
To receive more information about pregnancy and parenting resources in Minnesota, or if you’re still deciding between parenting vs adoption in MN, call 1-800-ADOPTION now.
Considering Abortion in Minnesota
If you’re thinking about an abortion in Minnesota, the first thing you should do is make an appointment with your doctor. He or she will need to assess what stage you’re at in your pregnancy and whether or not there are any medical risks to consider in your situation that could affect you if you choose to have an abortion. Your stage of pregnancy will determine which options for abortion would be possible for you.
In Minnesota, you can only choose abortion as an unplanned pregnancy option if you’re early in your pregnancy, as most states won’t perform abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Eighty-eight percent of all abortions in the U.S. occur in pill form within the first few weeks of pregnancy, so if you’re later in your pregnancy, abortion may not be an option for you.
The following abortion laws in Minnesota became active as of April 1, 2017, and could potentially affect your abortion in MN:
If you’re a minor, your parents must be notified before an abortion would be provided.
You must receive state-directed counseling 24 hours prior to your abortion procedure.
We’re available 24/7 to talk about all of your unplanned pregnancy options in Minnesota, including abortion, so call us at 1-800-ADOPTION now.
Considering Adoption in Minnesota
Because adoption is surrounded by so many common myths, many women considering adoption in Minnesota have a lot of “what ifs” that they’re worried about. The following are some of the most common worries about the unknowns of adoption in MN and the facts behind them:
“What if it costs money to place a child for adoption in Minnesota?”
It’s 100 percent free to place a child for adoption in MN. You may also qualify to receive birth parent living expenses and adoption financial assistance to help with the costs of pregnancy.
“What if I never see my child again if I place him/her for adoption?”
Ninety percent of birth parents choose to have an open adoption, meaning you maintain a relationship with your child to whatever level you’re comfortable with. Modern adoptions are very rarely closed, and birth parents are the ones who choose how much post-adoption communication they wish to have.
“What if I don’t know anyone who wants to adopt a baby?”
You choose the adoptive parents, whether or not you already have someone in mind. We’ll help you find the perfect family that matches the image in your head you have of your child growing up happy and loved. You’ll get to know the adoptive family before, during and after the adoption, too.
“What if I don’t have any support from the people in my life?”
In addition to basic support services like free health care, legal representation and emotional counseling, you’ll have the full support of your personal American Adoptions specialist. They’ll be there to guide you through every stage of the Minnesota adoption process, so that you know all your options and have all the emotional support that you need to do what you feel is best for you and for your baby.
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