If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, it’s important to know you have options. While abortion is the only option that will end your pregnancy, you have two other choices: parenting or adoption.

Read on to learn more about these options. Or, if you want to speak to someone in person about your pregnancy options, contact Stillwater Life Services to connect with one of our caring team members. All appointments and resources are free and confidential.


Parenting might feel impossible in your current situation. Maybe you think you’re too young, or you don’t feel financially stable enough. However, parenting is possible—and there are resources, educational opportunities, and community referrals that are available to help you.

If you’re wondering whether parenting is the right choice for you, it can help to think through the following questions:

  • What might my life look like if I choose to parent?
  • How does the thought of parenting make me feel?
  • What am I most worried about when it comes to parenting?
  • What might it look like to accomplish my goals while parenting?

At Stillwater Life Services, we provide free services and community referrals to help you feel supported and prepared if you choose to parent.


Adoption is a loving choice full of options, depending on what you’re comfortable with. Some choices you can make in adoption include:

  • The adoptive family
  • If, when, and how often you and the adoptive family communicate
  • How much information you share with the adoptive family

Adoption can be an emotionally complex process, so it’s essential to speak with an adoption counselor to ensure that you understand your rights and how everything works.

Next Steps

Deciding how to move forward in your pregnancy is a choice only you can make, but at Stillwater Life Services, we’re here to support you along the way.

Contact us today to be connected to one of our caring team members, who will provide medically accurate information about your pregnancy options and give you the space to ask questions.