Abortion has emerged as one of the leading strategies that people use to deal with unwanted pregnancy. The USA has lost more than 60 million unborn babies to abortion. Therefore, we all ask ourselves why abortion and not any other alternative. The decision to abort or keep the child largely depends on the mother of the unborn baby. It is up to you to choose the best option of how you want to proceed with the issue. However, whichever the choice, to keep, or abort, all are within your rights, and you should not feel ashamed or guilty about it. However, before choosing abortion, even if it is the best option, it is better to understand your options. It is because choices can have rather serious consequences. After the abortion, you will struggle with the aftermath for a long time and may even suffer from past abortion stress syndrome that might ultimately lead to anxiety and depression. Also, while complications are rare there are other health risk like losing ability to conceive again are possible. You also have to perform the abortion as early as possible.
In most cases, you might force into that decision when you are not ready to make that decision. Therefore, this article will be outlining to you other options or alternatives that you can use other than abortion. They are approaches that when taken will result in a higher satisfaction rate and they are still good for your baby too. This article will explain in detail popular alternatives to abortion including placing the child for adoption, placing him in permanent or temporary guardianship or foster care, or raising the child by yourself or together with the father.
One of the best and popular alternatives to avoiding abortion is user adoption. Before killing an innocent soul, a soul yearning for life, struggling to stay alive, you can keep it and then give it to a family that needs it. Many couples out here and other families are looking for children. Unfortunately, they have never been blessed. They will be more than happy to adopt your child and love them as their own. They will also be able to provide the child with family love and other necessities. She will still be able to live the life that you would have wanted for it. All these will still be able without your life ever coming to a halt. Unfortunately, many women who are faced with unwanted pregnancy choose abortion over adoption. Statistics show that out of 149 women, only one will decide to use the adoption approach. As a result, adoption rates are at 60.8 million which is almost the same population as Great Britain. It is because many have failed to analyze and understand the benefits that adoption can have on the child and you too. Unlike abortion, adoption is an easy choice to make, and women find that it helps address some of the challenges that they face at that moment. Both adoption and abortion involve loss and grief, but adoption will allow you to have an open relationship with the child and you will be able to process the whole situation more healthily. Also, one of the upsides of adoption is that adoption services are provided for free. Some agencies even go the extra mile of catering for the living and the health expenses that you will incur while pregnant. It will allow you to have an easier time while you are still pregnant.
The second option is you can place the baby in a temporary or permanent guardianship. Many ladies find adoption a more comfortable option because of the current situations as you are maybe committed at work, at school or have no financial means to take care of the baby as you wish. However, there is an option where you can place the child under guardianship with your family member or close friend until your situation improves, find a better job, finish school change your life so that you can be able to accommodate your child. Try and use this approach, and you will be surprised at how many people are ready and willing to help you raise the child. However, if you are not sure about any situation in future changing, you have to consider a more permanent placement for the baby. It can also include placing him on foster care. It allows for both temporary and permanent approach. However, you should be careful as sometimes there are inconsistencies in the foster care system.
The third option that is also ideal and practical is to become a single mother or co-parent with the father. The choice of being a single parent is one of the hardest options, but it is becoming common and acceptable in our societies. You will, however, have to be aware of the financial burdens that accompany raising a child on your own. If the father is willing, you can collaborate to raise the child. Remember you will be forever connected with the father but this does not imply that you have to be in a forced relationship with the father. You can help each other with the child but leave completely different lives.
Getting pregnant by choice is a beautiful thing, however, in some instances, it may happen by accident when you did not want to, or you are not ready. It is in this situation that someone has to make the capital decision of whether to keep the child or not. Many people will choose to focus on the short-term benefit of terminating the pregnancy so that they can continue their ever busy lives. However, there are other ideal options like adoption, placing the child in guardianship and sacrificing to raise the child alone or with his father can yield optimal results for the child and you. Abortions provide you with the ultimate freedom from the child, but what about the life of that unborn. It also deserves the right thing from you and abortion is not the right thing.
The following are sites that you can also visit to learn more about the options. Most of them have live support who will call or text back in case you have any questions.