Adoption vs. Abortion

Adoption vs. Abortion

You may be weighing the option of having an abortion or making an adoption plan. Both options have a lifetime of consequences, so it’s essential to get as much information as possible about each before you decide. Our adoption specialists understand how difficult this decision is. We want to give you the information you need to be confident. 

Abortion vs. Adoption

An unplanned pregnancy means you have the chance to write the next chapter of your life. Deciding whether abortion or adoption is the right choice is difficult. No one should ever force you to make either decision. It’s your choice and only YOUR choice.


No matter what you’ve heard, abortion is not a simple medical procedure. Every abortion procedure has definite physical and emotional side effects and potential risks.

The number of weeks you’ve been pregnant determines what type of procedure you qualify for, medical or surgical. Medical abortions are an option up until ten weeks gestation. A surgical procedure may be required if you are past ten weeks.

Abortion terminates your pregnancy. There are no opportunities to meet your child or be a part of their future.


With adoption, a birth mother (and father) choose a plan for their child. As part of making your plan, you select the adoptive family, the environment you want for your child, and if you want to have future contact.

There are three basic plans: open, closed, and semi-open. Make your choice based on the amount of one-on-one contact you want with the adoptive family and your child.

Adoption gives your child a new life and allows you to have a relationship in the future.

Knowing What To Do

You have a big decision ahead of you, but you don’t have to make it alone. Our adoption specialist will work with you and discuss all of your options. The more information you have, the more confident you will feel about your choice. Read more about the process in “How Do I Place My Baby For Adoption?

Schedule a free counseling appointment. Talking with us does not mean you are committing to adoption. There won’t be any judgment or manipulation. We are a safe place to get advice, information, and a shoulder to cry on if necessary. It’s an opportunity to look at all of your options.

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Elizabeth and A Gift of Hope have been a touchstone during our adoption process. Having had issues with a previous agency – Elizabeth was a breath of fresh air! Reassuring, supportive and empathetic. We are so in love with our daughter and thank A Gift of Hope everyday for her!

AGOHA is a great agency that has provided amazing support and guidance though the adoption process. Would highly recommend AGOHA!

Our family has used their services for adoption. It’s wonderful dealing with someone who is looking out for the whole child, not just placing kids.

A Gift of Hope Adoptions is a Godsend for so many expectant young mothers. I completely recommend this organization for anyone interested in providing a wonderful life for their soon-to-be baby. This organization is also a Godsend for those of us who cannot have our own biological children.

I have recommended A Gift of Hope Adoptions to several mother’s considering adoptions for their babies. They have been so happy to feel supported and empowered through their decision.
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“We adopted both of our sons through A Gift of Hope Adoptions. They helped us every step of the way and answered all the questions we had, and we had a lot! We would not be where we are today, with two busy boys in our family, if it wasn’t for A Gift of Hope.”

“We decided to use A Gift of Hope Adoptions because they are very personal and caring. The wait and uncertainty of adoption seemed daunting, but A Gift of Hope helped make the process go smoothly, and we couldn’t be happier with our beautiful child.”