Facing an Unplanned Pregnancy: Questions to Ask Yourself
Discovering that you’re pregnant when you aren’t expecting it can be frightening, and thinking about what to do can be overwhelming. But you’re not alone.
Did you know that nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned or unexpected? That means approximately three million women each year are asking themselves, “I’m pregnant, what do I do?”
If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy in Florida, then you have several options. Some single women choose abortion, and that’s their right. Some single women choose to parent the child on their own, while others choose to let family or a family member parent for them. You could also choose to place your baby for adoption or place them into the foster care system.
All of these options are vastly different from one another, and there are many things to consider when making the best decision for both you and your baby.
Some common questions that women facing unplanned pregnancies should ask themselves include:
- Are you ready to be a parent?
- Are the problems you face today short-term problems?
- Will the problems you face today be resolved by the time the baby is born?
- What kind of home and living space can you provide a child?
- If you have other children, how will this impact them?
- Will your family and/or partner be able to help raise the child?
- What sort of religious beliefs do I have and how does that factor in to your decision?
If you find yourself in need of help thinking through some of these questions, we can help you. But in the end, you will be the one who has to answer them and decide what is right for you and your child.
Madonna Finney is an expert in private adoption in Florida. She is board certified in adoption law, and Madonna and her staff have been helping women facing unplanned pregnancies for more than 20 years. They provide adoption services with compassion, care and concern and have offices in Tallahassee, Pensacola and Franklin County.
We can help answer your questions and provide information so you can make the best possible decisions. We can help you with paperwork, obtaining medical care, provided needed financial assistance with living expenses, as well as support services and counseling from our social work and counseling staff.
Contact us any time at (850) 308-1836. We’re here for you 24/7, 365 days a year.