An unplanned pregnancy can trigger a variety of emotions. If you are reading this blog, chances are you think you are pregnant but don’t feel that you can parent.

This might be due to finances, difficult life situations, and lacking support or resources. Whatever the reason, you want to know if abortion or adoption would be the best choice for you.

What Are Some Differences Between Abortion and Adoption?

The main difference is that abortion ends the pregnancy, and adoption allows the pregnancy to continue. Let’s take a look at each option.

1. Abortion

Abortion can sometimes seem like the quickest and easiest option, but there are factors to consider.

First, abortion is a medical procedure that has risks and side effects. You should know all of these before making an informed choice.

There are two kinds of abortion: medical and surgical. A medical abortion is performed by taking two drugs: one terminates the pregnancy, and the other expels it from the uterus.

One type of surgical abortion is a dilation & curettage abortion (D&C). The physician dilates the cervix and uses a mixture of scraping and suction to remove the pregnancy.

Regardless of which type of abortion you choose, the result will be similar. You will no longer be pregnant.

You would continue your life like it was before your pregnancy. However, the abortion would become part of your memory. Some women might feel relieved, while others could feel grief or loss.

2. Adoption

Adoption is the process of placing your child with a qualified adoptive family. It calls for you to go through the pregnancy and birthing process.

In some cases, your pregnancy and adoption-related expenses, including medical care, will be covered by the adoptive family. Sometimes, you can receive even more assistance depending on your situation and state laws.

With an adoption, you can select the adoptive family and choose your adoption plan. You can also choose to have an open, closed, or semi-open adoption; these plans have differing levels of privacy and contact.

You may choose to have an open or semi-open adoption if you want updates about your child or to communicate with them.

If you choose a closed adoption plan, then you will remain completely private and leave this part of your life behind. However, like abortion, it will still live in your memory.

Adoption is a sacrificial choice, both physically and emotionally. However, it allows you to give your child a bright future with a loving adoptive family.

How Can We Help?

If you think you might be pregnant, our experienced team can provide you with a no-cost pregnancy test and referral for an ultrasound. We can also inform you further about all your options.

You are not alone! Contact us today.