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If you’re experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, it’s understandable to feel overwhelmed, and you might think that abortion is your only option. 

However, it’s essential to know that other choices are available, including adoption and parenting, offering a different path forward. While both options require you to carry to term, each is worth considering.


Placing your child for adoption provides an alternative for those who may not be ready or able to raise a child but are still willing to carry the pregnancy to term. 

This option allows you to give your child a chance at life with a family that is prepared and eager to raise them. Adoption can be an incredibly selfless act but also very challenging. It offers a life-filled future for your child, a deeply rewarding experience for the adoptive family, and the opportunity for you to move forward in your education or career. 

There are various types of adoption arrangements, ranging from open (where you choose the adoptive family and can have ongoing contact with them) to closed (where there is no contact). 

Adoption agencies and professionals can provide support and guidance through this process, ensuring your rights and wishes are respected.


Parenting, while also challenging, can be immensely fulfilling. Choosing to raise your child comes with the responsibility of providing emotional and financial support but also brings the joy of watching your child grow and develop. 

Leaning into family and friends during an unplanned pregnancy can provide crucial emotional support and practical advice. If family and friends aren’t available, we can be a sounding board for your feelings, fears, and thoughts, helping you navigate the complexities of your situation. 

You can also receive practical assistance, such as help researching your options or the emotional encouragement needed to move forward.

Even beyond that, numerous resources are available to you as a new parent, including parenting classes, financial assistance, and support groups, all designed to help you navigate parenthood.

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Each of these options—adoption, parenting, and abortion—comes with its own set of challenges and considerations. It’s crucial to gather as much information as possible and to reflect on what is best for you and your future. 

Speak with the professionals at Albemarle Pregnancy Resource Center. We can provide valuable insights and support as you make this significant decision. We also offer free pregnancy testing and limited obstetric ultrasounds for you to get the answers you need.

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