Is Abortion or Adoption Right For Me?

If you are asking this question, you must be facing an unplanned pregnancy and have decided that parenting your child is not an option. Sometimes, pregnancy comes at the wrong […]

If you are asking this question, you must be facing an unplanned pregnancy and have decided that parenting your child is not an option. Sometimes, pregnancy comes at the wrong moment in life, making raising a child seem impossible. 

If this is the case, the other options available are abortion and adoption. Before you head into this decision, are you sure you are pregnant? Sometimes, symptoms are deceiving.

Our experienced medical team at Pregnancy Choices can provide a pregnancy test and ultrasound at no cost. Contact us today to get the answers you need. 

Let’s look at both options available if you choose not to parent.

Considering Abortion

There are two types of abortion available depending on how far along you are. The first is medical, and the second is surgical. 

In a medical abortion (the abortion pill), two types of drugs are taken hours or days apart. The first drug, mifepristone, ends the pregnancy, and the second, misoprostol, causes uterine contractions to expel the pregnancy and related tissue.

A surgical abortion first uses medical instruments and drugs to dilate the cervix, and then a provider removes the pregnancy and related tissue from the uterus using a mixture of surgical tools and suction.

The purpose of both abortion types is to end the pregnancy and empty the uterus. Abortion may seem like an easy solution, but there is also a risk of negative mental health impacts

Women can feel a variety of emotions after an abortion, including relief. However, studies show that women can experience grief months or years later.


In an adoption, you will carry your child to term and then place them with a loving family of your choosing. You also select an adoption plan to decide how much contact you would like to have with your child.

You can work with an adoption agency that ensures the family adopting your child receives careful screening, including background checks and home studies. 

In Minnesota, adoptive parents can provide financial assistance for reasonable medical, legal, and counseling fees. You may also qualify for help with living expenses and other pregnancy-related expenses.

Adoption can be an emotionally challenging option, as it can bring grief and sadness. However, you may feel peace knowing your child is in a loving home. 

The Choice Is Yours

Ultimately, the decision is up to you. At Pregnancy Choices, we offer Entrenamiento de punto de decisión that can help you decide which option is best for you. 

We are here for you! Contact us today to schedule a no-cost appointment.


Cleveland Clinic: Medical Abortion

Mayo Clinic: Surgical Abortion

Mayo Clinic: Medical Abortion 

NIH: The abortion and mental health controversy: A comprehensive literature review of common ground agreements, disagreements, actionable recommendations, and research opportunities 

NIH: Uncovering Prolonged Grief Reactions Subsequent to a Reproductive Loss: Implications for the Primary Care Provider 

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