Parenting

Parenting

Sometimes it’s just not planned.

Does the thought of becoming a parent seem impossible to you at this time? You may have more questions than answers about the idea of parenting! It may help to know that we offer on-going support to anyone facing challenging circumstances or unsupported pregnancy. We’ve talked to hundreds of clients who are concerned about things like this:

 My husband or boyfriend doesn’t want the baby but I do.
My girlfriend 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?
I don’t have health insurance.
I can’t afford a child.
I’m too young.

We can talk about all these issues with you so you can decide if parenting is right for you.  If requested, our consultants can meet with individuals, couples and other family members involved in this consideration. As needed, we will provide help with relational issues and concerns about parenting as well.

If you are in need of material support, Informed Choices offers free of charge on-site: maternity and baby clothing, equipment and supplies, diapers and wipes, and referrals for medical and other community resources.