While women may experience depression no matter what option they choose, depression is a possible side effect of abortion. The choice is yours to make, but if you’re considering adoption, you have more than one adoption option. 

Abortion Risks

Along with the serious physical risks that come with abortion, depression is a big hurdle that some women struggle to overcome after abortion.

According to a study, abortion increases a woman’s chances of developing mental health struggles. After abortion, women may experience the following:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance use disorder
  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviors

Though adoption is not easy, it could help prevent the serious depression that can come with abortion.

Adoption Options

Adoption has dramatically improved over the years, allowing birth mothers more of a say in the process. You have three adoption plan options if considering adoption, including: 

  • Open adoption: With this option, you can choose the adoptive family you want to raise your baby, and you maintain contact with them. You can also decide how involved you want to be in your child’s life.  
  • Semi-open adoption: You can still have contact with your child, but an adoption agency will help manage communication between you, the child, and the adoptive family. All of your identifying information is kept confidential.
  • Closed adoption: Sometimes privacy is best for both parties with adoption. With closed adoption, there is no contact made with your child, and all parties’ identities are kept confidential. The court keeps adoption records sealed.

Is Adoption for Me?

Every woman has a unique pregnancy situation. To know if adoption is for you, talk to our compassionate team at Rockingham Pregnancy Care Center to express your concerns and ask questions.

We provide referrals to reputable adoption professionals who can explain the process and offer assistance with medical care, housing, counseling, and more.

Every step matters in your decision-making process. We can help with all the curveballs that come your way. 

You are not alone; hope starts here. Contact us to set up a free appointment.