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What are some of the issues I should consider when deciding which option works best for me, my family and my unborn baby?


Your options include caring for the child yourself or within your family structure, termination of the pregnancy, placing your child in foster care, or consenting to making the child available for adoption. While it is not considered an option, some mothers do choose to abandon their child.

The effects of each option on you and your child must be carefully considered. Each person has a specific set of circumstances that will determine their support structure and thus the extent to which they can care for and raise a child.  In addition, each person has a sense of which choices they feel they will be able to live with and which they cannot.