Making a Decision

For help call (859) 317-3358 (available 24-hours a day)

At A Caring Connection we focus on helping you to understand your strengths and what resources are available so that you can choose the path that is right for you as an individual or family. We will support you without pressure and provide you with honest and truthful information so you can make the decision that you feel is best for your child’s future.

 


"I need to decide between parenting and adoption.”
Questions to Ask Yourself about Parenting

 

  • What do I want out of life for myself?
  • Could I handle a child and a job and/or school at the same time?
  • Am I willing to cut back my social life and stay home?
  • Am I excited about this baby?
  • How important to me is my free time and privacy?
  • Can I afford to support a child?
  • Am I willing to give a great part of my life – at least 18 years- to being a responsible parent?
  • Do I like spending a lot of time with babies? Small children? Teenagers?
  • Do I want my child to be like me?
  • Am I patient enough to deal with the noise, confusion and the responsibility of having a child?
  • What do I do now when I am angry or upset?
  • Do I get along with my family? Will my family be supportive of my pregnancy and support my decision?


Questions to Ask Yourself about Adoption

  • Do your parents know about the pregnancy?
  • What do you know about adoption? Have you considered it? Why or why not?
  • What concerns/questions do you have about adoption?
  • What does your family think about the possibility of adoption or parenting for your pregnancy?
  • What are some hopes and fears about your pregnancy?
  • What are some of your hopes and fears about planning for your child’s future?
  • Do you have the support that you will need to parent or make an adoption plan?

We can help you work through the answers to these questions and provide you with the accurate information and support you will need to make a decision between parenting or adoption.

Lexington Office:

1310 West Main Street Lexington, KY 40508-2048
Phone: (859) 253-1993 - Fax: (859) 255-1134

Prestonsburg Office:

60 Martha's Vineyard Prestonsburg, KY 41653
Phone & Fax: (606)874-9170