Why Open Adoption is Better Than Abortion
Abortion seems to get more publicity than adoption. Adoption is misunderstood and less discussed, especially at abortion clinics. That’s strange because the clinic’s goal is to help a woman in an unwanted pregnancy. Ideally, a woman should hear her two options: abortion or adoption.
Because abortion’s cause is supported in the media, this article will seek to give adoption equal treatment.
So, why is adoption better than abortion? It’s better for you, better for the child and better for the adoptive parents. Everyone feels better in the end that they are doing something positive.
Open Adoption is Better for the Woman
Being pregnant is a normal function of a woman’s body. You can stay active by jogging, biking, or exercising as usual. The first few months can be hard due to all the hormone changes, but most women feel healthy during pregnancy. Make sure that you’re seeing your OB/GYN for regular check-ups. You’ll have plenty of support and guidance from adoption centers such as Lifetime Adoption throughout your pregnancy and after.
If you’re facing an unwanted pregnancy, you may feel that an abortion is the best option for you. For many women, abortion seems like a quieter, easier path to take. But think again. An abortion is a surgical procedure, it carries possible risks, which can’t be ignored. It’s easy to think someone else will experience them, but not you.
Abortion complications include:
- The abortion doesn’t work, so you are still pregnant.
- There’s tissue left in your uterus.
- Blood clots.
- Heavy bleeding.
- Injury to the cervix, uterus or your other organs.
- Allergic reaction to the medication given during the procedure.
Ask questions. Think about your health history and your family’s health history. Are blood clots common in females in your family? Are you allergic to the medicine they’ll give you during the procedure? Have you had any surgical procedures before?
Adoption allows you to have closure. Instead of trying to eliminate “the problem,” you’ll know you gave your child life. Many woman who choose abortion find that they carry regret throughout their life. That’s a terrible way to live. Adoption is a difficult decision, but the benefits outweigh your sacrifice. Most women share they are proud they gave their child a better future through adoption.
Recent abortion studies show that an abortion affects a woman’s mental health. Although inconclusive, the findings suggest that women who have had an abortion may have a higher risk for psychological problems following an abortion. Little research has been done on this topic. Women can be left struggling with depression, anxiety or even PTSD after an abortion. You can’t undo an abortion.
Open Adoption is Better for the Child
Your child will not only get the chance to live, but to be adopted into a loving adoptive family. Adoptees have a birth mother who loved them enough to choose adoption and adoptive parents who raise them. An adopted child can meet his or her birth mother, birth grandparents, aunts and uncles, or cousins. For the child, it can be a wonderful blessing to know their birth mother loved them enough and wanted them to enjoy life. If you’re not ready to parent right now, adoption is the most loving action you can make.
Abortion is final. The child’s life was purposely ended. There’s no going back. From then on, every time you see a child around the age your child would be, you’ll think “what if.” What if I had been willing to wait? What if I’d allowed pregnancy to inconvenience nine months of my life? What if I had given my child a chance to live?
Open Adoption is Better for the Adoptive Parents
Many women and men struggle with infertility: they’re unable to have biological children. This can be sad if they’ve tried everything to get pregnant. Through adoption, a couple are able to love a child even though they cannot conceive one. The adoptive parents will raise your child with unconditional love and plenty of opportunities. Here are online adoption profiles of loving couples who are hoping to adopt.
Adoption builds up families, while abortion tears them down. Abortion steals, adoption gives and gives.
We aren’t here to judge you if you get an abortion instead of choosing adoption. You are the only one who can make the final and best decision. Step back, take a deep breath and weigh your options carefully. Your future well-being and the future of your child are at stake.
Remember, you are not alone. Lifetime Adoption will answer your questions, walk you through the adoption process, and connect you with a third-party counselor. Lifetime can also help you receive the medical care that you need during your pregnancy. To speak with a caring Adoption Coordinator at Lifetime Adoption right now, call 1-800-923-6784.
If you choose open adoption, you have control. It’s your choice…
- You decide who will be the perfect parents to adopt your baby.
- You can meet the adoptive parents or other siblings in the family if you want.
- You can decide on the amount of contact you desire with the adoptive parents and your child in the future.
Are worried about how an unwanted pregnancy might affect your life and want to talk to someone about your situation? Call or text Lifetime Adoption at 1-800-923-6784 to have a private conversation with a pregnancy coordinator.