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We all have one life to live, and each of ours are full of unexpected surprises that can significantly change the course of our days, years, or even lives. While many of these circumstances can result in an abundance of joy and other positive emotions, the ones that cause enormous amounts of stress and sleepless nights are often the ones that contribute the most toward shaping or character.
Finding out you are unexpectedly pregnant can be shocking, and it may seem as though the only option is abortion if you simply aren’t prepared to become a parent. Every year in our country, approximately 1.3 million abortions are performed, and the results are often life-changing. Women experience a range of emotions from intense sadness to guilt, depression and more. If you or someone you love is facing this challenging decision, it’s important to understand that there are other options you should consider.
Raising the Child On Your Own
Especially if you’re young, the thought of raising a child on your own can be highly intimidating. After all, you are still in the process of getting your own life figured out, and caring for someone who will be completely dependent on you is difficult. However, it can be done, and there are plenty of people and organizations out there ready to lend a helping hand. From food stamps and childcare assistance to Medicaid for you and the baby and more, it is possible to get the help you need to help keep your baby alive and well. Just a few resources in Utah that can prove to be helpful include:
- • Utah Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children
- • Utah Family Unemployment Program
- • Utah Food Stamp Program
- • Utah Assisted Child Care Program
- • Utah Children’s Health Assistance Program
Things can and do improve, and keeping the child can prove to be a rewarding choice you’ll come to cherish.
Sometimes, the best thing for an expecting mother to do is let the baby go. However, there is an alternative to abortion that you should consider. Adoption can be a rewarding choice that allows your baby an excellent shot in life. There are millions of prepared couples who are unable to have a child of their own, and they can provide your baby the things you cannot. Furthermore, you can rest assured that these couples undergo an extensive screening process during which the following elements are addressed:
- • Issues of past child neglect and abuse in the past
- • Adoptive parent preparation classes
- • Pre-adoptive counseling
- • Full analysis of the couple’s finances, medical accommodations, and overall mentality toward the idea of the responsibilities of raising a child
While the prospective parents certainly have their hands full with new information, you may feel as though you don’t have enough to make it through the adoption process. After all, there are legal loopholes you must jump through, and this can get confusing. However, you’re not alone. Our staff is here to hold your hand, and we offer reliable unplanned pregnancy resources and counseling to help you every step of the way, so pick up the phone and schedule an appointment.