Abortion vs. Adoption

You recently found out you’re pregnant. Now what? There are many options to consider, and it may be difficult to discern what is best for you in your current situation. 

We can help you learn about and understand each option to make an informed decision.

Contact our caring and professional staff for a free and confidential options counseling and pregnancy test appointment. We do not perform or refer for abortions at our Center, but Mosaic is a great step one for further information prior to making a commitment.

Abortion Procedures

If you are considering abortion, it is vital to learn about the various available procedures. 

The Abortion Pill (Medical Abortion)

The abortion pill consists of two medications, mifepristone and misoprostol.

Mifepristone cuts off Progesterone (nutrients) so the embryo can no longer grow. Misoprostol makes the uterus contract to expel the embryo from the body. 

Medical Abortion Risks

  • Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
  • An ongoing pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Digestive system discomfort

Surgical Abortion

Surgical abortion is a more invasive procedure that surgically removes the embryo from the body. There are various procedures for surgical abortion, depending on the gestational age (the number of weeks) of your pregnancy. 

Surgical Abortion Risks

Potential risks of surgical abortion include:

  • Tissue remains in the uterus
  • Injury to the cervix
  • A hole in the wall of the uterus (uterine perforation)
  • Moderate to severe vaginal bleeding
  • Infection

What Are My Options for Adoption?

Some women feel adoption may be the right choice for them and their situation. Perhaps they think they aren’t ready or capable of parenting, but they want a relationship with their child.

There are various types of adoptions available depending on your preference. 

Open Adoption

Open adoption allows the biological parent(s) to communicate openly with their child and the chosen adoptive family. 

Semi-Open Adoption

A semi-open adoption also allows for communication between the biological parent(s) and the adoptive family. The difference is that a third party handles all contact. 

Closed Adoption

Closed adoptions allow the biological parent(s) to remain completely anonymous, with legally sealed identifying documents.  

When choosing an open or semi-open adoption plan, you determine who will raise your child. Often, birth mothers receive financial help for pregnancy-related expenses during the planning process. The adoption agency that our Center works with ensures that this is a completely free option for women.

Questions? We’re Here to Help

Everyone’s situation is different, and you owe it to yourself to learn about the options and resources available to you regarding your pregnancy. You’re not alone, and we can help. 

Contact our staff for a free and confidential appointment. Walk-ins are always welcome! *We do not perform or refer for abortions at our Center, but we provide options counseling for any pregnancy choice you might be considering.