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Find Unplanned Pregnancy Help in Ohio

Choosing Between Parenting, Abortion and Adoption

Are you dealing with an unplanned pregnancy? We can help.

Because each unplanned pregnancy situation is unique, American Adoptions is dedicated to providing free and objective unplanned pregnancy counseling for every woman, regardless of her circumstances.

While American Adoptions specializes in helping pregnant women in Ohio who choose adoption, we are here to provide the information you need about all of your unwanted pregnancy options, and we’ll support you no matter which path you choose. We feel that adoption in Ohio has the opportunity to benefit the greatest number of people in an unplanned pregnancy situation, and would love to educate you on the benefits.

Whatever Ohio options for pregnancy you’re considering, know that our professionals are always ready to help. We offer 24/7 support, where you can speak to a professional about any concerns or questions you may have. By calling 1-800-ADOPTION, you will get information about all of your unplanned pregnancy options in Ohio — not just adoption in Ohio — and will be connected to whatever resources you need.

You can also continue reading this guide to learn more about the options you have available during your unplanned pregnancy.

Your Unplanned Pregnancy Options in Ohio

You have three options to choose from when you’re dealing with an unexpected pregnancy in Ohio:

  • Parenting

  • Abortion

  • Adoption

You are the only one who can make this choice. At no point should you ever be judged or persuaded into making such a life-changing decision. Obtaining unbiased, professional assistance to fully educate you on the impact and outcome of each of your choices is important.  Below, you will find a basic overview of your three unexpected pregnancy options in Ohio.

Choosing Adoption in Ohio

For some, adoption may seem like an impossible solution for an unexpected pregnancy, but it’s actually a simple, beautiful and selfless process for a woman in your situation. When you choose adoption, you choose to give your unborn child a chance at a life with parents who can provide them with the opportunities you may not currently be able to.

Any advantages of adoption over abortion or parenting will depend upon your personal situation. But, if you’re interested in this path, these are the basics of choosing adoption in Ohio for an unplanned pregnancy:

  • Nine out of 10 birth parents opt to have an open adoption with their child after the adoption.

  • Prospective birth parents have the right to choose the adoptive parents of their child and can stay in contact with them to whatever extent they feel comfortable with after the adoption.

  • Adoption is 100 percent free for you, and you may be eligible for additional financial assistance to help with living expenses, post-adoption birth parent scholarships and more.

  • Counseling services, medical care and legal representation are all provided to you for free.

You can request more information about adoption in Ohio online, or you can call 1-800-ADOPTION to speak with an adoption professional now. Our specialists will explain the options you have available and also provide you with information on the benefits of adoption. Ultimately, they are simply available to answer your questions and help you get the information you need to make the important decision of what to do during your unplanned pregnancy.

Choosing to Become a Parent in Ohio

Upon finding out they’re unexpectedly pregnant, many women ask, “Am I ready to be a parent?”

To answer that question, you need to assess if you’re mentally and emotionally ready to raise a child right now. Talking it over with one of our trained counselors can help. They can help you understand exactly what parenting entails and, if you’re far along in your pregnancy, help you decide whether parenting vs. adoption is right for you.

If you’d like to speak with an adoption professional who is also a birth mother, you can click here to talk to Michelle. She has made this difficult choice for herself, and she can help you understand the benefits of adoption in your situation.

You’ll also need to assess your financial readiness to become a parent. After all, the average cost of prenatal care and birth alone is $8,800. The average cost to raise a child to age 18 is at least $230,000. Are you prepared for that financial commitment?

If you feel that you’re emotionally and mentally ready to raise a child, but not financially prepared, there are state-funded financial resources to help you parent in Ohio. For example, Ohio Healthy Start (a.k.a. Children’s Health Insurance Program, CHIP) may be able to help provide low-cost health insurance for your child. Ohio Head Start promotes school readiness for low-income children under the age of five, and there are food services to help provide healthy nutrition for your child.

If you’re medically uninsured and intend to parent, these tips may help keep pregnancy and childbirth costs as low as possible for you. Keep in mind that, should you choose adoption instead of keeping the baby in Ohio, all of your pregnancy and medical expenses will be covered by American Adoptions.

If you’re unsure about choosing parenting vs. adoption, you can always speak to our counselors at 1-800-ADOPTION. Our team includes many who have experienced adoption personally — as birth parents, adoptees and adoptive families. They will be able to provide you with a perspective you haven’t considered and ease some of your concerns.

Choosing Abortion in Ohio

If you’re considering abortion in Ohio, you should first contact your doctor to assess whether there are any potential health concerns and which abortion options are possible for you at this time. Having your doctor determine what stage you’re at in your pregnancy will be necessary, because this will determine which types of abortion procedures are available to you. Only women who are earlier in their pregnancy are able to choose abortion in Ohio as their unplanned pregnancy option.

Almost all abortions in the U.S. take place within the first few weeks following conception in the form of a pill. After 20 weeks of pregnancy, most states will not allow a woman to obtain an abortion. Although you do not want to rush such an important decision, it is important to be aware of these timelines.

However, if you’re early in your pregnancy and wish to pursue abortion for an unplanned pregnancy, it’s important to educate yourself about Ohio abortion laws, in case they affect you:

  • Women must receive state-directed counseling at the provider’s office 24 hours before an abortion may be provided.

  • Only abortions for pregnancies as a result of rape, incest, or endangerment of the woman’s life are publicly funded.

  • Abortions provided via pill must be done so according to FDA protocol. Telemedicine is prohibited.

  • If a minor wishes to undergo an abortion, she must first have the consent of a parent.

Many women who don’t wish to be mothers find themselves torn between abortion or adoption in Ohio. Each is a valid unplanned pregnancy option, but only you can decide which path is right for your personal circumstances. Remember, if you’re considering adoption instead of abortion, you can always talk to our specialists for free anytime by calling 1-800-ADOPTION.

No matter which path you may be leaning towards, speaking with a professional will help fully educate you on the options you have available.

·Parenting vs. Adoption vs. Abortion in Ohio: Comparing Your Pregnancy Options

Deciding how to proceed with an unwanted pregnancy can be difficult. But your choice deserves support, no matter what.

You’re the only one who knows what’s best for you and for your baby. No one should ever push you into making a decision that you don’t feel is right, nor judge you for the decision you make.

Given the life-changing natures of such a decision, we encourage you to take plenty of time to research your unplanned pregnancy options in Ohio and learn everything about abortion, parenting and adoption.

If you have any questions about your unexpected pregnancy options in Ohio, you can always call us at 1-800-ADOPTION for free, objective, unplanned pregnancy counseling. Whatever option you’re leaning toward, you can find comfort in knowing you always have the support you need available.

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