You have three options for your pregnancy, but two of them require you to carry your pregnancy to full term (39 weeks). We know an unplanned pregnancy is challenging. It can be a shock and, frankly, kind of frightening. But help is available. Be sure to review all your options before making a final decision.

What Are My Three Options?

You can choose to have an abortion, parent your child, or make an adoption plan. The only option that ends your pregnancy is abortion. There are potential physical and emotional risks with abortion, so get as much information as possible.


We understand that parenting wasn’t in your immediate plans. But what if we told you we could help you develop a parenting plan?

Our client advocates at Charis Center can assist you with valuable parenting skills. When you complete short video classes at our center, you can receive items like car seats, cribs, diapers, baby clothes, etc.

We’ll provide referrals for community resources and always be there to offer continuous emotional support. You won’t be parenting alone.

Making an Adoption Plan

This option also requires you to carry your pregnancy to full term. But, if parenting is out of the question, placing your child for adoption could be the perfect solution.

Adoption plans today put you in charge. You can select the potential adoptive family and the type of future you want for your child. In addition, you can continue to play a role in your child’s life if you wish.

When you choose adoption, your adoption coordinator ensures all of your medical and legal expenses are paid. You may receive court-approved living expenses, such as rent, utilities, food, and counseling, depending on your needs.

Although we cannot place your child for adoption, we can provide referrals to reputable adoption agencies.


Abortion is your only option if you wish to end your pregnancy. How far along you are in your pregnancy determines the abortion procedure you qualify for. The two types of abortion are medical and surgical.

Medical or chemical abortion is also known as the abortion pill method because it uses two abortion drugs to terminate your pregnancy. The FDA approves the use of these abortion drugs through 10 weeks of pregnancy only (70 days from the first day of your last period). Other experts recommend not using them after 9 weeks of pregnancy.

Surgical procedures involve using a vacuum or suction, a scraping tool, and possibly forceps to remove larger parts. All abortions cause some bleeding and cramping.

Complications to be aware of include an incomplete abortion, heavy and prolonged bleeding, nausea, damage to the cervix or uterus, and a possible infection.

Although we do not provide or refer for abortion, we can give you more detailed information about procedures, the side effects to expect, and potential risks to be aware of.

How Do I Make a Decision?

Sometimes, it helps just to have someone to talk to. We’re here for you. Let’s discuss your situation and the various options.

Abortion is illegal in Oklahoma, so it’s essential to verify your pregnancy before you travel. We offer no-cost, medical-grade pregnancy testing administered by a nurse. You can be confident you’re getting accurate results.

We can schedule you for a no-cost limited ultrasound if your test is positive. An ultrasound exam determines if your pregnancy is viable or if you have miscarried and how far along you are.

Contact us to schedule a confidential, no-cost appointment. This is an important decision, and you shouldn’t have to make it alone.