Unplanned Pregnancy in South Carolina
Your SC Unplanned Pregnancy Options
An unexpected pregnancy is one of the emotionally overwhelming situations a woman can face. But you don’t have to go through this on your own. The following information will help educate you about your three options if you’re dealing with an unplanned pregnancy in South Carolina, which are:
Although American Adoptions works with pregnant women in South Carolina who are choosing the third option, you deserve support no matter what path is right for you. We feel that adoption is the most beneficial option to the most people, but it’s not going to be the right unplanned pregnancy option for every woman.
You can always receive free adoption information at 1-800-ADOPTION with no obligation to choose adoption. When you call, you can request education information about all of your unplanned pregnancy options in South Carolina, not just adoption.
The information bellow will give you a basic overview of your three unplanned pregnancy options in South Carolina:
Resources for Parenting in South Carolina
One of the questions that many women ask themselves when they first find out about their unexpected pregnancy in South Carolina is, “Am I ready to be a parent?” If you’ve asked yourself the same question, consider the different types of readiness required to raise a child.
Emotional and mental readiness to parent a new child are important. If you’re unsure if you’re mentally and emotionally ready to care for this child, you may benefit from talking with a counselor near you in SC to sort through your feelings.
Your financial readiness is also an important factor to consider. The average costs of pregnancy and delivery in the U.S. is $8,800, and the average cost to raise that child (for middle-income married couples) is about $245,000. If you feel that you’re emotionally and mentally ready to raise this child, but not financially prepared, there are state benefit programs in South Carolina that can help you with the resources you need to take care of a child.
Any of these South Carolina-funded benefit programs may be able to offer you resources to help you raise your child, along with the South Carolina WIC program. This list of South Carolina family support programs may offer relief, and these organizations offer housing for pregnant women who are homeless but wish to parent their child.
If you don’t have insurance, these tips can help you keep the costs of your pregnancy and childbirth to a minimum wherever possible.
For more information on pregnancy and parenting resources in South Carolina, or if you’re still thinking about parenting vs adoption in SC, call 1-800-ADOPTION to learn more.
Resources for Abortion in South Carolina
If you’re considering an abortion in South Carolina, you should first make an appointment with your doctor. Your doctor needs to assess how far along you are in your pregnancy and if there are any medical risks in your situation that you’d need to consider. This will affect which abortion options are possible for you.
Only women who are early in their pregnancy are able to choose abortion in South Carolina as an unplanned pregnancy option, because very few states perform abortions past 20 weeks of pregnancy. Eighty-eight percent of abortions in the U.S. occur via pill form within the first few weeks of pregnancy.
As of April 1, 2017, the following South Carolina abortion laws went into effect, and may have an influence on your abortion in SC:
You must receive state-directed counseling and then wait 24 hours before an abortion can be provided.
Abortions for public employees and people using state health insurance will only be covered by insurance in instances of rape, incest, or if the woman’s life is in danger.
If you are a minor, your parents must be notified and give their consent before an abortion may be provided.
Our counselors are available 24/7 to talk about all of your unplanned pregnancy options in South Carolina, including abortion, when you call 1-800-ADOPTION now.
Resources for Adoption in South Carolina
There are many old myths about adoption, which lead to a number of fears for women who are considering adoption in South Carolina. These are a few of the most commonly-heard fears about adoption in SC and the facts behind them:
“It costs money to place a child for adoption in South Carolina. I can’t afford it.”
It’s 100 percent free to place a child for adoption. You may also qualify for adoption financial assistance and birth parent living expenses.
“I’ll never see my child again if I place him/her for adoption.”
“I could never give my baby away to strangers.”
You’re the one who chooses the adoptive parents. You also choose how much or little communication you share with them throughout the adoption process and beyond. You’ll be able to stay in touch before, during and after the adoption. Bonds between birth and adoptive parents are often very strong and last a lifetime.
“I don’t have any support from family or friends. I can’t go through adoption on my own.”
Your American Adoptions specialist is here for you at every step, ready to offer support and information about all of your options. You’ll also receive free health care, legal representation and emotional counseling services.
You can learn more about choosing adoption as an unplanned pregnancy option in South Carolina when you call 1-800-ADOPTION or request free adoption information online. It’s free to call, confidential, available 24/7 and you’re under no obligation to choose adoption.
Choosing Between Abortion, Adoption, or Parenting in South Carolina? Here’s Where to Start:
This is a decision that only you can make. But you’re already taking the right steps by learning about all of your options for an unwanted pregnancy in South Carolina.
Call us to learn more about your pregnancy options in South Carolina, including parenting, abortion and adoption, at 1-800-ADOPTION, or get free information about your unplanned pregnancy options here.
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