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Choices

Abortion

Our trained patient advocates and nursing staff are available to discuss with you any questions you may have regarding having an abortion, barriers to continuing a pregnancy, as well as abortion procedures and risks associated with abortion.

There are medication and surgical abortion procedures. The types of abortion that may be available depend on factors such as how far along you are in your pregnancy.

There are many things to consider. It’s important for you to determine what is best for you, now and in the future. You have a right to get all the facts. Take the time you need to equip yourself to make your best decision.

We are here to help you understand all your options so that you can make an informed decision. It is your pregnancy, your right to know, and your decision. We are committed to providing you with the knowledge and caring support you need to make an informed decision. Call or schedule an appointment at Bridges Pregnancy Clinic.

 

Adoption

You have lots of choices with adoption. You are in the driver's seat when making a loving adoption plan and there are lots of things to consider if you are:

  • Unsure about having an abortion and aren't ready to parent
  • Want to provide your child with a 2-parent family
  • Want to provide your child emotional and financial stability.

In today's adoptions, you can know your child and be a part of your child's life. You can have the peace of knowing your child is loved and cared for by the couple you choose.

 

 

Open adoption allows you to:

  • Pursue your life goals and plans
  • Live independently
  • Parent when you are ready
  • Avoid the financial responsibility of parenting
  • Freedom to choose if you want a long-term relationship with the baby’s father
  • Develop an ongoing relationship with your child

Every woman's situation is different, and only you can decide what is best in your case. If you are trying to decide if adoption is the right option for you, you may find it helpful to meet with a Social Worker. Call or schedule an appointment at Bridges Pregnancy Clinic.

Adoption Q&A:

What is an "open" adoption?

An open adoption involves an agreement between a child’s adoptive family and birth family that says that the two families will keep in touch. Open adoption allows for birth parents to contact the child they gave birth to through letters, pictures, and visits with the child and his family.

Is housing available?

Yes, there are a number of maternity homes across the country that are specifically for women who are choosing adoption. A woman may choose to leave her environment and travel across the country to carry out an adoption plan in total confidentiality, if that is what she wants. She may also choose to go to a nearby maternity home for support and other services. There are many other options including families who open up their homes to women, and support them during their adoption journey, and more. Bridges can assist women who are interested in learning more about these options.

Can I contact someone who has chosen adoption?

Absolutely. We have women who chose adoption and today are very happy and proud of their choice and who are eager to share their adoption journey and answer any questions you may have. You can also read stories from those who have chosen an adoption plan for their child as well as the stories of those children at through UnplannedGood's website.

Where can I learn more about adoption?

Meet with a Bridges Adoption Specialist to learn more about adoption. Dealing with an unplanned pregnancy is very difficult for most of our clients and finding someone that you can trust to discuss your options with is very important. We are here to help you with your pregnancy and also after the birth of your baby.

How much do birth parents know about adoptive parents?

Birth parents can be very involved in choosing an adoptive family for their child; they can also choose to be completely uninvolved. When choosing prospective adoptive families, birth parents are often given profiles of each family. Profiles include information about potential adoptive families’ ages, their physical and personality descriptions, their marriage, religion, lifestyle, occupation, education, feelings about birth parents, and more.

Do you provide Adoption referrals?

We refer to several qualified agencies in the area. Please call our office to set up an appointment for more information.

Please note, the information listed here is for educational purposes only, the adoption process can vary from state to state. Bridges​ is not responsible for the accuracy of content listed on outside websites. Patient Advocates can assist you with further information at a location near you.

 

Parenting

Many people would like to be parents at some point in their lives. Although the timing and your current situation may not be what you pictured, your pregnancy still offers you the opportunity to experience the joy of becoming a parent. Caring for a new life is a big responsibility. We can help you understand and realistically evaluate your options to determine if parenting is right for you. Call or schedule an appointment at Bridges Pregnancy Clinic.

If you have decided that you are ready to parent taking good care of your baby means taking care of yourself. Starting before your baby’s birth, your physical health and emotional well-being are important, as is a healthy lifestyle. We provide free 1st and 2nd trimester pre-natal care, and can help you with newborn and parenting resources and support programs. We also have relationships with many local community organizations and can assist you with referrals.

 

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