Are you worried and confused, thinking what should I do now? Don't face your unplanned pregnancy alone... We are here to help! It is normal to feel scared when facing an unplanned pregnancy. Talk to someone at Crystal, we provide caring, discreet and personal pregnancy counseling and child-placing services. All services are free to birth parents and completely confidential. We think you are incredibly important! Regardless of how you handle your choices, we want you to know what they are. We will answer your questions, offer advice, and respect your decision. Options: Make an Informed Decision We know you want to make the best choice for you and your baby. We want to provide you with all the information you need to make the best decision you can under whatever circumstances you are in. There are basically three options: become a parent, get an abortion, or make an adoption plan. All these options will have a major impact on your life with many positives and negatives for you to consider. Even if you think you know what you should do it makes sense to talk with someone about your options. Parenting We encourage most of the pregnant women we counsel to consider parenting. Unfortunately, there may be good reasons for many not to be able to parent because the pregnancy is unplanned. Some of these issues are age - too young or old, mental or physical illness, struggles with substance abuse, legal or child protective services cases, or financial issues. We will discuss this with you in confidence and offer very straight forward advice. If you decide to parent, we will help you find resources in your community. We work with pregnancy resource centers, women's shelters, and are part of the United Way's 2-1-1 program. Consider Adoption If you are considering adoption, we would be honored to work with you. Adoption isn't "giving up" your baby. It's doing the best you can for your child. It's about love and hope. It's about doing what you can to make sure your child has what he or she needs to be successful in life. It's about taking a painful situation and finding a way to make it into a positive experience. Adoption has changed so much over the years. We will work with you on a plan tailored to fit your needs. Abortion An unexpected pregnancy often leads a mom to be to consider abortion. About a million abortions are performed in the United States each year. It is seen as a quick and easy solution and many women are pushed into it without getting the facts about the actual procedure(s) or the emotional and physical complications that can occur as a result. We are not here to judge or condemn you, but again want you to be informed.
Don't face your pregnancy alone... We are here to help! Today, there are many different adoption plans. Let us tell you about them!