How an Adoption Plan Can Prevent Depression Caused by Abortion

While no pregnancy decision is easy, there can be more serious mental effects that come with the choice of abortion. According to the National Library of Medicine, women have an increased occurrence of the following mental health disorders after having an abortion:

  • Major depression
  • Anxiety
  • Nervous disorders
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Substance abuse

It’s important to weigh your options with these mental health risks in mind. While no option is without its struggles, some decisions come with more difficulties than others.

Your Adoption Option

Adoption could be a fit for you if you want to provide a future for your child. Though adoption is not exempt from its challenges, it doesn’t come with the same type of mental struggles that come with abortion.

If you do choose adoption, we can help you consider your adoption options and explore what’s the right fit for you. You ultimately have the final say. Remember, you will always be a mother, no matter what.

Adoption Plans to Choose From

Open Adoption

Open adoption involves open communication between you, the adoptive family, and the child. You can directly communicate with the adoptive family and build a relationship with your child. This could include visitation, emails, phone or video calls, and other forms of communication.

Closed Adoption

Closed adoption is for those who have safety concerns or difficult life circumstances not allowing them to raise a child right now. This type of adoption does not allow for any communication between you and the adoptive family. Contact information will not be shared between you and the adoptive family.

Semi-Open Adoption

With semi-open adoption, communication is done through a third party, an adoption agency, or an attorney. Identifying information is not shared between you and the adoptive parents. The adoptive family can send updates about the child to you through a third party.

No matter what adoption plan you choose, no reputable adoption attorney or agency will charge you for their adoption services.

We Can Help

At Waterlife PCC, we know how challenging navigating your pregnancy options can be, but we’re here to help. Schedule a no-cost appointment with us today to talk more about this option and confirm your pregnancy.

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