How an Adoption Plan Can Prevent Depression Caused by Abortion

No pregnancy decision is ever easy. It’s important to look at the long-term effects of your pregnancy decision and consider your future. We want to offer education about the two options of adoption and abortion. Adoption may be a better choice for mental health later down the road. 

Get all the facts you need to make the best choice for your health and future. You are not alone in your journey.


There are two types of abortion procedures done at different points of pregnancy. A first-trimester abortion is a  medical abortion. It consists of two drugs: mifepristone and misoprostol. This procedure is FDA-approved for women through their first 10 weeks of pregnancy. 

A surgical abortion is typically done later in pregnancy, which involves a medical procedure that causes the cervix to dilate. Special tools are used to surgically remove the pregnancy and any associated tissue from the uterus.

Along with the many physical risks, abortion comes with an increase in women’s potential mental health challenges. Some women experience the following:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance use disorder
  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviors

Is Adoption Any Easier?

Though adoption comes with its challenges, choosing adoption brings peace of mind that your child is loved and cared for. There is joy in knowing that your child has a hopeful future with many opportunities available to them.

The main types of modern adoption are open, closed, and semi-open adoption plans. You can choose a plan that works for you and continue a relationship with your child if desired.

You may also be eligible for financial or material assistance. With adoption, the birth mother never has to pay for any adoption services.

Talk to Us

If you haven’t confirmed your pregnancy yet, we can help. We offer free pregnancy testing, and if you receive a positive result with us, we provide a free ultrasound! Our caring team at Hope House Women’s Clinic is here to help you understand more about your pregnancy options. 

Schedule a free and confidential appointment today to talk about your unique situation. You are braver than you know.