What About Parenting?
As you consider all of your options for your unplanned pregnancy, at some point you probably thought about parenting. It might not be the most ideal time to become a mom, but sometimes life doesn’t follow the same path we have in mind. We assure you, with loving support, it is entirely possible to be a successful parent.
Questions You May Be Asking Yourself
As the idea rolls around in your head, you might be asking yourself the following questions:
- Do I have the emotional support I need to parent?
- Can I still go to school or keep my job?
- Am I capable of giving this child the love and support it needs?
- How will I afford to take care of a child?
- What resources are available to help me?
These are all valid questions and we want to sort through them with you. Set up a no-cost peer counseling session to discuss this option and the others.
Here’s Some Of The Support You Can Receive
We’re here to help you address your parenting questions and find the resources you need. Many people who want to parent may have questions about single parenting, co-parenting, marriage, continuing their education, financial stability, and other topics. We offer free parenting education and resources.
St. Louis is filled with resources to assist you too. There are organizations available to help you pay your rent and bills. You can find free health and dental clinics, job training, and so much more. We can set you on the right path and put you in touch with the right people.
Is parenting right for you?
No matter what your circumstances are, parenting is challenging but not impossible. The joy and love you receive far outweigh the difficulties.
Only you can decide if parenting is the right choice. Start with a plan and do your research. When you have a few heartfelt conversations with those closest to you, you’ll be able to tell them how you’ll handle finances, childcare, medical needs, rent, and food. When they see you’re serious about this choice, you might be surprised at how they jump in to help too.
Before making any decision, talk with us first. We can map out a plan and help you pursue your goals while also being a parent. You are important to us and we want to see you succeed at whatever you choose to do.