In the event of an unplanned pregnancy, you have several options and should explore them all before making a final decision. You can always change your decision and firm decisions can be made at the time of birth.
If you consider parenting, consider how involved, responsible, and financially committed each of the child’s parents will be. Will it be a blissful and happy home or a constant struggle – walking through the court room door repeatedly?
Another option is adoption. With adoption, you can select the adoptive parents, meet with them, discuss important topics, and make an informed decision as to which person or couple will be the best to parent your child.
If you are planning to do an interstate adoption in which you place your child with parents in a different state, you need to check the laws of that state to be sure you like how it will impact your case. You have the option of following the law of the receiving state, which can sometimes present unique challenges. Ask any questions you have and thoroughly consider this before making a firm decision to do an interstate adoption.