Maybe you experienced health issues from a previous abortion, or you want to do things differently this time. 

No matter the reason, you have a variety of options as a pregnant woman. 

Continue reading to learn more about adoption, parenting, and temporary assistance so that you can make an informed decision that is best for your future.


If you don’t want an abortion but also don’t want to parent, placing your child for adoption might be the right path for you. 

Modern-day adoption has many benefits, ranging from the ability to be involved in the adoption process to the opportunity to have medical bills covered throughout your pregnancy. 

As the birth mother, you can decide the type of adoption you feel is best for your circumstances.

The three common types of adoption include: 

  • Open adoption: You can choose the family you want to adopt your baby and decide if you want to keep in contact with them. You can also choose how involved you want to be in the baby’s life.
  • Semi-open adoption: You can still have contact with the family and baby, but a professional adoption agency will help manage communication and keep your identifying information confidential.
  • Closed adoption: You won’t have contact with the baby, and the identities of all parties are kept confidential. The court keeps adoption records sealed.


Choosing to parent can feel overwhelming, but it is common to feel this way as a new parent. 

Parenting brings many challenges, but it can also be incredibly rewarding. 

Some women may question whether this is the right time to accept the responsibility of becoming a parent. Maybe you’re unsure if you have adequate support or fear that parenting will prevent you from finishing school or growing in your career. 

While parenting can bring challenges, various resources exist to support your journey. 

Many local women’s clinics can connect you with resources like parenting classes and support groups, where you can build a community of other women who are also entering motherhood. 

These clinics often also provide free baby essentials and can connect you with additional support resources. 

Temporary Assistance 

If your life’s circumstances make it impossible to become a parent, you might qualify for Safe Families. Safe Families is an organization that provides a temporary home for your child until you can care for your child.  

Find Out More

Lilli Women’s Center is here to support you and provide resources as you decide how to proceed with your pregnancy. 

We can help you learn more about your pregnancy with a lab-quality pregnancy test and ultrasound scan. 

After discovering the details of your pregnancy, our trusted staff can answer your questions and help you better understand your options. 

Contact us today for your confidential appointment.