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Deciding Between Abortion and Adoption

Perhaps you’ve decided parenting is not the unexpected pregnancy decision you want to move forward with. This leaves you with two choices – adoption and abortion – but despite eliminating one of your options, maybe you’re still feeling uncertain. This is perfectly okay, as now you can focus on the two pregnancy decisions you’re leaning towards, and further reflection and research may help with making a choice.

Avenue Women’s Center understands the need for support during an unexpected pregnancy. In deciding between adoption and abortion, we offer services that will assist in the next steps of your decision. Our free pregnancy consultations will provide you with further information regarding abortion procedures and adoption options, while our limited ultrasound services will give you more information regarding the viability and dating of your pregnancy. Contact us and schedule a free appointment today!

Abortion vs. Adoption: Determining the Cost

Abortion: Abortion costs may vary depending on your provider, with a typical range from hundreds to thousands of dollars. You may also need to consider the stage of your pregnancy, as this will determine the cost of the abortion, and whether or not you’re within your state’s legal gestational limit. Health insurance may help cover some abortion options, depending on your coverage and state of residence.

Adoption: The adoptive family or agency may cover your pregnancy-related expenses, such as rent, food, transportation, and more. If you decide on a private adoption through an attorney, costs may be involved. While often adoption is free or involves minimal cost, it is helpful to consult an adoption specialist for further information before you decide.

Abortion vs. Adoption: Potential Risks

Abortion: Some women have reported experiencing feelings of grief after an abortion. While each woman reacts to an abortion differently, it’s important to be aware of any potential side-effects. While some women may feel abortion offers a quick solution to their unexpected pregnancy, it’s a permanent decision, which benefits from research and careful contemplation.

Adoption: For some women facing an unexpected pregnancy, it can be comforting to know you’re often in charge of the adoption process. Typically, you’re allowed to pick your child’s adoptive parents and dictate your desired level of post-adoption communication. While still an emotional decision, adoption presents you with multiple options while overcoming many of the obstacles of an unexpected pregnancy, so understanding more about how the process works can help you to see if this is the right choice for you.

While deciding between pregnancy options such as adoption and abortion can be stressful, Avenue Women’s Center is here to offer you support. Our expert client advocates can guide you through all of your choices and begin to answer any abortion or adoption questions you may have. Avenue’s goal is to provide you with a safe, nonjudgmental environment where you can receive accurate information and compassionate care. Schedule your free consultation appointment with us today!


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  • American Pregnancy Association. My Three Pregnancy Choices.

The information provided here is general in nature.  It is not a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional. Before any medical procedure, it is imperative that you discuss your personal medical history, risks, and concerns with your doctor. If you have questions during or after a procedure, your doctor should be immediately contacted. Avenue Women’s Center is not an emergency center.  If you are experiencing severe symptoms, such as bleeding and/or pain, seek immediate medical attention.  Contact your physician, go to an emergency room, or call 911.