Unplanned Pregnancy Help in New Hampshire
Facing an unexpected pregnancy is one of the most intimidating things you can experience. But you never have to do it on your own and without the information you need to make the choice that you feel is right for you.
American Adoptions is only able to work with pregnant women choosing adoption in New Hampshire, but we would never judge a woman for whatever decision she makes. You always deserve support. And although we feel adoption can benefit the greatest number of people in a situation, it’s not going to be the right unplanned pregnancy option for every woman.
Call us at 1-800-ADOPTION or contact us online to get more information from one of our experienced adoption professionals. You can also learn about all of your New Hampshire unplanned pregnancy options, not just adoption.
The following information will help you gain a better understanding of your three unplanned pregnancy options in NH, so you can decide which one is right for you:
Option 1: Parenting in New Hampshire
One of the first questions that people ask themselves when they learn of an unexpected pregnancy is, “Am I ready to be a parent?” But there are different ways you’ll need to be ready.
Are you mentally and emotionally ready for parenthood? If you’re not sure, it can be helpful to talk about your sense of readiness with a counselor near you in NH.
Are you financially ready to raise this baby? The average cost of pregnancy and delivery alone is $8,800, and recent estimates for raising that child are $233,610. If you’re mentally and emotionally ready to be a parent, but you’re not financially ready, then turning to state-funded New Hampshire benefit programs can help you raise your child.
If you’re uninsured, these tips can help you minimize the costs of pregnancy and childbirth somewhat.
Call 1-800-ADOPTION for more pregnancy and parenting resources in New Hampshire, or if you’re still deciding between parenting vs adoption in New Hampshire.
Option 2: Abortion in New Hampshire
If you’re considering abortion in NH, you’ll need to schedule a visit to your doctor immediately. You’ll need a doctor to determine what stage you’re at in your pregnancy and if there are any medical risks in your circumstances that you would need to consider. These factors will influence which abortion options are possible for you.
Most states don’t perform abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, so abortion in New Hampshire is only an unplanned pregnancy option if you’re earlier in your pregnancy. Eighty-eight percent of abortions within the U.S. occur within the first few weeks in pill form.
As of January 1, 2018, these new NH abortion laws went into effect:
If you’re a minor, your parent(s) must be notified and give their consent before you may receive an abortion.
Public funding is only available for abortion in instances of life endangerment, incest or rape.
There are counselors standing by 24/7 to walk you through all of your unplanned pregnancy options in New Hampshire, including abortion when you call 1-800-ADOPTION now.
Option 3: Adoption in New Hampshire
For years, the myths about choosing adoption have persisted, leading to common worries for women who consider this option for an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy in New Hampshire. These are a few of those fears and the truth behind them:
“It costs money to place a child for adoption in New Hampshire and I can’t afford it.”
It’s free to place a child for adoption in NH. Not only that, but you may qualify to receive living expenses to help financially support you and your family during your pregnancy.
“I’ll never see the child I place for adoption again.”
Nine out of ten birth parents choose to have an open adoption relationship with their child and the adoptive family, so that they can always stay in touch. Open adoptions allow you to remain in contact to whatever extent everyone feels comfortable with.
“I couldn’t give my baby to strangers.”
You choose the adoptive parents. You’ll be able to get to know them before, during and after the adoption process to whatever extent you feel comfortable with. You choose how much contact you want to have with them. The unique bond created between birth and adoptive parents is one that can last a lifetime — you won’t be strangers for long!
“I don’t have any emotional support to help me through the adoption process.”
Birth parents are entitled to free medical care, legal representation and emotional counseling services. Additionally, your American Adoptions specialist will always be there for you as your advocate, guide and support system.
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