WE CAN HELP!
Because an unintended pregnancy is a difficult thing to face alone.
You may feel like you are in the midst of an emotional whirlwind, feeling out of control as you face the results of a positive pregnancy test. Pregnancy, intentional or unintentional, can be a scary time.
If you need someone to talk to, we are here to offer information, encouragement and resources.
You are not alone. You have choices to make and need accurate and relevant information about your options...all of them. There are no easy answers, no one solution is right for everyone. Take your time to think through your choices and make the decision that you can live with today, tomorrow and into your future. Your client advocate will explain your options, help you sort through your feelings, talk with you about your plans, and support you while you make your decision -- all without pressure or judgment.
There is no cost for our services...
...just your time. The choice is yours.
You have 3 options:
Parenting – You can choose to parent your child. Parenting is both fulfilling and challenging. Being a parent is less difficult when you establish a support network. Through our Earn As You Learn program you may continue your relationship with your client advocate during your pregnancy and until your baby is one year old. During this time, items such as clothing, baby gear, diapers, and formula are available as you learn parenting skills.
Adoption* – You can make an adoption plan for you and your baby. Making an adoption plan for your baby is a mature and courageous choice motivated by unselfish love. As a birthparent you have choices. You decide on the level of openness with the adoptive parents you choose. Talking openly about adoption does not commit you to that choice. Your client advocate will answer your questions and allow you to think about adoption as an option.
Abortion** – You can choose abortion, but you need to be sure it’s a decision you can be comfortable with and live with for the rest of your life. There are no do-overs with abortion. We will give you accurate information about the different methods of abortion and which procedures are usually performed at various gestational ages, as well as possible physical risks. While you are at our center, an ultrasound will be offered to confirm pregnancy and to determine gestational age. Your client advocate will also share what many people have experienced with the decision of abortion, sometimes from her own experience.
Abortion can change you, so we recommend counseling before making this decision. Sometimes feelings about an abortion will surface years later. We are also here to help if you need to talk to someone after an abortion.
*Cornerstone Women’s Resource Centers is not an adoption agency and does not act as one. We are independent of adoption agencies and of
independent adoption counselors, referring clients to them as other helpful resources. We do not initiate or facilitate independent adoptions.
**Note: Cornerstone does not recommend, refer, nor provide for abortions.Note: All information on this website is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your physician.All pictures are used for illustration purposes only. The models are not connected to Cornerstone Women's Resource Centers or its services.
I was treated with respect, and felt like a person not a number.”
“There was no judging, just helpful information.”