Pregnancy Choices

You are not alone. We are here to help.

An unplanned pregnancy can present questions that have no easy answers. We understand where you are and we want to help. We are here to help you think through your options and to offer you hope in your circumstances.

An informed decision

We want you to make an informed decision. We provide accurate, truthful education about your choices, including abortion, adoption, and parenting. We listen to you, address your questions and concerns, and help you assess how your decision regarding your pregnancy may impact you now and in the future.

A safe place

We offer you a safe place and unhurried time to share your story and reflect on your values and goals. We respect your privacy and will keep everything confidential. We are committed to honoring you as a valuable individual, no matter what you decide.

Abortion

Some of us have been where you are. If you are considering an abortion, there are a few questions you need to ask yourself:

  • Am I really pregnant?
  • Do I have a live pregnancy?
  • How far along am I?

We offer free pregnancy testing and free, limited first-trimester ultrasounds to help you answer these questions. Our goal is to provide you with a timely appointment to meet with you and assess your needs. Because the risks associated with abortion increase as pregnancy advances, it is critical to know how far along you are as you consider your options.

  • What do you know about abortion?
  • Are you familiar with medical and surgical abortion?
  • Are you aware of the 72 hour waiting period in North Carolina?
  • Do you have personal convictions that may impact your decision now and in the future?
  • What are your future pregnancy plans?

PSS does not offer or refer for abortion services.

Adoption

What do you know about adoption? Have you heard about open, semi-open, and confidential adoption?
 
Are you aware you have an active and important role in selecting adoptive parents? You can choose and meet prospective adoptive families.
 
What if the father of your baby or your family are not supportive of adoption?
 
We provide a safe and confidential environment to talk through the adoption choice and process. We provide information on reputable local adoption agencies that will answer more detailed questions and provide supportive counseling with no obligation. An adoption agency will also work with you following the adoptive placement to help you make a healthy transition.
 

Parenting

We realize if you choose to parent your child, you still may have some difficult questions to answer and situations to sort out. You may struggle with one or more of the following:

  • My significant other doesn't want the baby, but I do.
  • I can't tell my family.
  • How will I finish school?
  • How will I continue working?
  • Where will I live?
  • How will I afford health care? I don't have medical insurance.
  • How will I afford the cost of caring for my child?
  • Am I too young to be a parent?

Maybe parenting is right for you. Only you can make that decision. We are here to help you think through these concerns.