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The HOPE Center Blog: Choices

What You May Not Know About Adoption

Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, many women say they are considering two options: parenting or abortion. Both of these options have their own set of challenges, so what happens if you are completely overwhelmed by the thought of parenting, but at the same time you know abortion is not for you? Is there really a […]

My Friend is Considering an Abortion

 Listen to her. What is going on in her life to lead her to this difficult decision? Sometimes, what people need most during times of difficulty is not someone to fix all of their problems, but a listening ear, a warm hug, and the knowledge that you will be there for them no matter what. […]

What If I Am Not Ready?

Being a mom is a challenge, and being a young or first-time mom is an even greater challenge. It does not mean, though, that you are not ready. No one is really ready to have a child, even when a pregnancy is planned With an unplanned pregnancy, feelings of fear, shock, and sadness are quite […]

Unexpected Pregnancy? You have 3 Options

Have you found yourself in a situation where you are unexpectedly pregnant? A positive pregnancy test isn’t always a positive experience for people. When you’re overwhelmed with emotion, it’s easy to forget that you have choices. Three in fact. 1) Abortion: Having an abortion is an option you have, depending on how many weeks along […]

Reasons Why Adoption Could Be the Choice for You

Many women who face an unexpected pregnancy struggle with the decision of whether to keep their baby. The question “what is the right decision for me?” is one that comes up almost daily in our clinic. No one can make this decision for you, but it’s important to understand the full extent of each of […]

Second Trimester Abortions: Understanding the Facts

The decision of whether to keep your baby, abort, or adopt can be one of the most difficult choices you may ever need to make. Unfortunately, it’s also a decision that may need to be made quickly depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy. If abortion is a decision you’re leaning towards, […]

Feeling Pressured to Abort? Know Your Rights!

No matter your age, an unexpected pregnancy can be scary. It’s important to surround yourself with people who love and encourage you throughout this journey, as well as offer support for your decision about whether to continue with your pregnancy. Unfortunately, in some situations, pregnancy can cause the baby’s father, friends and family members to […]

Why an Ultrasound is Crucial When Considering Abortion

A pregnancy test result is based on hormone levels, but a positive pregnancy test is best confirmed by ultrasound. An ultrasound, or sonogram, uses sound waves to generate a picture of a baby inside the womb. The ultrasounds provided at The HOPE Center are used to: •    Confirm the pregnancy •    Make sure the pregnancy […]

Adoption – Is it the choice for you?

You’re pregnant. Breathe in. Breathe out. There are many decisions that come with pregnancy. One may be that you don’t feel ready to take on the responsibility of a child. That’s perfectly okay. You have choices. Your pregnancy choices include parenting your baby, adoption, or abortion. These choices aren’t simply black and white, and we […]

Making an Informed Decision When Considering Abortion

After days, or maybe weeks of uncertainty, you’ve finally determined that you are indeed pregnant. Now it’s time to consider next steps. You have several options, and abortion is one of them. It’s important you know the facts about abortion so you may make an informed decision if this is one of the options you’re […]