The best way out is always through.
– Robert Frost
First Place OPTIONS specializes in decision aid support. Unbiased counsellors will provide accurate and up-to-date information on all three pregnancy options so that you will be better able to make the right decision for you. We do not encourage you to make a decision at your OPTIONS appointment, rather it is a place to gather information to be considered before making a final decision.
We care very deeply about the women that we serve. We wish to help, in whatever way we can, those women who are struggling with the difficulties of an unplanned pregnancy.
You are faced with what is likely to be one of the most difficult decisions of your life.
- You may fear family members (if they find out) lashing out in anger, or retreating behind an “I told you so.”
- A boyfriend, lover, or even a husband may not feel prepared for fatherhood.
- There may be no money.
- Diaper changing may look like a poor substitute for a promising education or career.
- Giving up a baby for adoption after going through labour and delivery may seem unbearable and painful.
If you are facing an unexpected pregnancy, you do not need accusations, lectures, or simplistic advice to make a quick decision and “get on with life”. What you need is compassionate and practical help. You have a right to know what your options are and what help is available. Ultimately, you will have to decide what choice you are willing to live with – no one else has the power to do this for you.
We will help you explore your options at this important time in your life. Information on parenting, adoption and abortion will be discussed with you in a confidential setting.
Trained peer counsellors can help you sort through the issues, choices, and changes.
They can talk with your partner and your family.
No medical referrals are made during an OPTIONS appointment.