Exploring Your Unplanned Pregnancy Options in Nebraska
An unexpected pregnancy is one of the scariest things you can face, but you don’t have to do it on your own. We’re here for information and support, no matter which of the three options for an unplanned pregnancy in Nebraska you choose:
Although American Adoptions specializes in helping pregnant women in Nebraska who are choosing the third option, we believe women deserve support no matter what choice they feel is right for them. While we believe adoption to be the most beneficial to the greatest number of people in a situation, we understand that adoption isn’t going to be the right path for every woman facing an unplanned pregnancy in Nebraska.
So while you can always call 1-800-ADOPTION to get free adoption information with no obligation to choose adoption, you can also request nonjudgmental information about all of your unplanned pregnancy options in Nebraska, not just adoption.
The following information can help you better understand your three unplanned pregnancy options in Nebraska, so you can decide which is right for you:
1. Parenting in Nebraska
If you’re considering raising this child, one of the first questions you probably asked yourself after learning about your unexpected pregnancy in NE was, “Am I ready to be a parent?”
If you’re unsure about the answer, there are different types of parental readiness you’ll need to think about.
Are you mentally and emotionally ready to raise this baby? Talking to a counselor near you in Nebraska can be helpful if you’re not sure if you’re emotionally ready to be a parent.
Are you financially prepared to be a parent right now? On average, pregnancy and delivery costs $8,800, and raising that child costs about $233,610. If you don’t think that you’re financially ready to be a parent but you think that you’re mentally and emotionally ready, then you may want to look into state-financed benefit programs in Nebraska that can help you raise your child.
If you’re uninsured, these tips can help you keep the costs of pregnancy and childbirth as low as possible.
For more resources on parenting or if you’re still deciding between parenting vs adoption in Nebraska, call 1-800-ADOPTION now.
2. Abortion in Nebraska
Visit your doctor if you’re considering an abortion in Nebraska. Your doctor will need to establish what stage you’re at in your pregnancy and whether or not there are any potential medical risks in your situation. How far you’ve progressed in your pregnancy will determine what abortion options are available to you.
Abortion is only an unplanned pregnancy option in Nebraska for women who are in the earlier stages of pregnancy, as most states won’t perform abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Eight-eight percent of abortions in the U.S. occur within the first few weeks of pregnancy via pill form.
As of January 1, 2018, the following Nebraska abortion laws were in effect and could affect your ability to choose an abortion in NE:
You must receive state-directed counseling 24 hours before an abortion may be provided.
Insurance may only cover abortion in instances of life endangerment.
If you’re a minor, your parent(s) must be notified and give their consent before an abortion may be provided.
To talk about all of your unplanned pregnancy options in Nebraska, including abortion, call 1-800-ADOPTION. Our counselors are available 24/7.
3. Adoption in Nebraska
Despite the growing popularity of adoption, there are still many myths about choosing adoption in Nebraska for an unplanned pregnancy. These are some of the most common worries about adoption in Nebraska, and the truth about those fears:
“I can’t afford the cost to place a child for adoption in Nebraska.”
It’s 100 percent free to place a child for adoption in Nebraska. You may also receive adoption financial assistance through birth parent living expenses to help with things like your rent and utilities during your pregnancy.
“If I place a child for adoption, I’ll never be able to see them again.”
Today, 9 out of 10 birth parents decide to have an open adoption. This means they stay in touch with their child and their adoptive family. You can choose to have an adoption that’s closed, semi-open, or an open adoption that’s anywhere in between. You decide what kind of post-adoption relationship you’re comfortable having.
“I don’t want to give my baby to complete strangers.”
Birth parents are the ones who choose the adoptive parents. You’re also the one who chooses how much or how little contact you have with them before, during and after the adoption process. Many birth and adoptive parents develop close bonds that last a lifetime, similar to extended family.
“I don’t have any emotional support to help me through the adoption process.”
Every prospective birth mother who places a child for adoption through American Adoptions receives free medical care and legal representation throughout the adoption process, but also 24/7 access to emotional counseling services. Your American Adoptions specialist is always here to talk to you about your options and to support you through the Nebraska adoption process.
Call 1-800-ADOPTION or request information online to learn more about choosing adoption for your unplanned pregnancy in Nebraska. It’s free, confidential, available 24/7 and places you under no obligation to choose adoption.
How to Choose Between Abortion, Adoption, or Parenting in Nebraska
An unplanned pregnancy may be scary, but by researching all of your options for an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy in Nebraska, you’re already working to do what you feel is best for you and your baby. Don’t forget that you’re not alone — we’re here as a resource for information and support.
Learn more about all your pregnancy options in Nebraska, including parenting, abortion and adoption, by calling 1-800-ADOPTION or by requesting free information about your NE unplanned pregnancy options here.
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