Any pregnancy decision is a difficult one. This decision will affect your future from here on so it’s important to know what you’re getting into. You are not on this journey alone.
At First Choice Reproductive Health, you can receive free and confidential support to help you understand if abortion or adoption is right for you. Be sure of your decision today.
What is Abortion?
Abortion is a serious medical procedure with risks and side effects. Medical abortion, also known as the abortion pill includes two different drugs that work to terminate an existing pregnancy: mifepristone and misoprostol.
A surgical abortion is a bit more invasive, including surgical instruments and involves dilating the opening to the uterus (cervix) and placing a small suction tube into the uterus. This surgery removes the fetus and related pregnancy material from the uterus.
Both medical abortion and surgical abortion include risks like infection, incomplete abortion, heavy bleeding, and more.
What is Adoption Like?
There are three main types of adoption: open, closed, and semi-open adoption. The difference between each has to do with how close of a relationship you want with your child and the adoptive family. You get to decide.
Types of Adoption
Open adoption is the most popular, where parties share all identifying information. Contact made between you and your child may include in-person visitations, phone calls, letters, sharing photos, or through emails.
Closed adoption conceals information for the birth mother’s privacy. Closed adoptions may include some sharing of photos or letters. It’s up to you and the adoptive family to decide. You or the adoptive family could refuse or accept any information.
Semi-open adoption is completed through a mediator – most likely an adoption agency. Photographs and letters can be exchanged, but no identifying information is disclosed. Both the adoptive parents and birth mom in this type of adoption can continue to keep in touch if desired.
Making a Decision
We know there can be so many internal and external pressures of life that come with an unplanned pregnancy – and we are here to help bring clarity to it all.
Schedule an appointment with us today at no cost to talk through your pregnancy options in a safe and non-judgmental space.
*Open adoption plans are not legally enforceable in Texas.