Just because your pregnancy was unplanned doesn’t mean parenting is impossible. In fact, there are more resources available today than ever before for women who choose to parent independently. No matter what age, financial situation or education level, parenting is a difficult job. However, with support and resources, it can be a very rewarding job too.

Am I Ready to Be a Parent?

This is a big question. Just like the decision to make an adoption plan or have an abortion, it requires a great deal of thought. You may be more prepared to parent than you think. Here are some things to take into consideration:

  • Do you have support from your partner or parents?
  • How will parenting impact your job or education?
  • Can you financially support a child?
  • What resources are available to help you as you raise your child?

Often, a little research and a few heart-to-heart conversations with those who matter most in your life will help you decide. We will come alongside you, as well, to offer resources and support as you embark on your parenting journey.

Next Steps

Women often consider their lack of finances as the #1 reason why they can’t parent. We have information about a number of community resources that can help you. In addition, we offer parenting classes and a mentoring program designed to help new moms and dads.

Plus, if you attend our classes, you can earn points that can be spent in our Baby Store, which is stocked with new and nearly new items. You can choose from items such as high chairs, strollers, cribs, baby clothes, toys, diapers, wipes, and many other necessities. Don’t count out the option to parent. Let us show you how we can support you on this challenging yet rewarding job!

Life Choices Center does not perform or refer for abortions.