“Am I ready to be a parent?” This is a question a lot of women ask no matter their age, finances, or relationships. Parenting is never painless and no one is ever fully prepared to become one, but many single women do it successfully.
There are more resources today than ever before for women who choose to parent independently. Plus, we are here to support and advise you and connect you to the resources you need to parent with confidence.
As you think about this option, you probably have a good idea of the level of commitment required. Parenting is not a one-time decision you never think about again. Instead, it is a lifelong commitment that will bring challenges and joy.
Like all of your options for your unplanned pregnancy, parenting can be a difficult choice to make. Babies, unfortunately, do not come with instructions or a parenting guide. Each situation is different, but here are some basic questions you might be asking:
This is a big question and the answer might surprise you. Many women who were not planning on being moms yet, took on the challenge and were very successful. Was it easy? No, but with the right support system in place, parenting can be one of the most fulfilling things you will ever do.
Together, you and your client advocate can find the answer to the questions you have. If you decide you want to parent, we will work on finding the solutions to equip you in your next steps.