508 E. 5th Street
Clare, MI 48617
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Your questions might outnumber your answers regarding parenting or perhaps just the thought of becoming a mom seems out of reach to you right now. We've spoken to hundreds of clients over the years who are just as conscious about the following:
My husband / boyfriend doesn't want the baby but I do
(for men) My girlfriend / wife doesn't want the baby but I do
I don't think I can tell my family members
How can I finish my schooling?
How will this impact my job situation?
Will I be able to find a place to live?
How can I be a parent without having medical insurance?
I don't think I can financially afford to have a child
I'm just too young to be a parent
Together, we can go over all of these issues and more so you can determine for yourself if parenting is right for you.
When it comes to adoption, you have a variety of choices to explore. These options can be open adoption, semi-open, or even closed. Additionally, you can choose to have a private adoption or decide to use an agency.
These days, there are adoption plans that would allow you to not only know who your child is but also allows you to be a part of their life. This gives you the peace of mind you need, knowing that a loving couple of your choosing is providing your child with the care they need.
If interested, we will assist in answering any questions you have related to adoption.
Perhaps you're considering having an abortion. If you are, it's important to keep in mind that abortions are still medical procedures. However, there are many kinds of abortions. Do you know what type of procedure you would have? Are you aware of the associated risks involved in such a procedure? As a mother, you have every right to know the facts when it comes to a procedure as serious as these; you deserve to be able to make an informed decision for yourself.
You might think:
The child's father insists on me having an abortion
Perhaps I'm not ready to be a mom yet
I don't think I can tell people that I'm pregnant
While these and other thoughts can possibly be worrisome, we know exactly how you might be feeling and want you to know that you are not alone. It turns out that some of our own staff have been in very similar situations like yours in the past.
If you are considering having an abortion procedure, here is what you will need to be absolutely sure of beforehand:
Am I really pregnant?
Is this a normal pregnancy? Do you know for sure if you might be at risk for natural miscarriage? Are you aware if you have a tubal pregnancy which would require immediate medical attention?
How many months into your pregnancy are you?
Some other helpful things to consider:
Are you aware of the types of abortions that are available to you?
Do you know your rights as it relates to providers of abortions?
Are you aware of all of the short and long term risks involved?
We understand this can be a lot of information to take in. At Joshua's House A Place of Hope, we are committed to helping you understand all of your available options related to your pregnancy. We can also discuss your health, wellness and explain what abortion options are presently available to you.
Call today for your appointment or Chat with a specialist. We're here to help.
Joshua's House A Place of Hope is an environment where women receive guidance, emotional support, along with instructional opportunities that assist them in successfully caring for themselves and their newborn infant.
508 E. 5th Street Clare, MI 48617
Rene’e Jeffords – President
Sherry Combs – Vice President
Barbie McNutt – Client Coordinator
Dr. David Bremer