Many women feel they lack the resources they would need to parent their child. Today though, there is more support, resources, and assistance available than ever before for women who choose to parent independently. No matter what age, financial situation or education level, parenting is a difficult job. The good news is you do not have to do it alone.
IS PARENTING RIGHT FOR YOU?
Asking yourself if parenting is right for you is a big question. Just like the decision to make an adoption plan or have an abortion, it requires a great deal of thought and a lot of conversations. However, you may be more prepared to parent than you think. Here are some things to ask yourself:
- Do I have support from my partner or parents?
- How will parenting impact my job or education?
- Can I financially support a child?
- What resources are available to help me raise my child?
Often, a few heart-to-heart conversations with those who matter most in your life and a little research will help you decide. We will come alongside you too. We are one of those valuable resources you can use as you embark on your parenting journey. In fact, we offer parenting education and support. This gives you the opportunity to earn points as you learn about parenting and child development. Use your points to purchase items such as diapers and wipes, or save them for larger items such as a crib or car seat.
Fear and a lack of finances may be the main reasons leading you to question if you can parent, but we have a number of community resources that can help you. Plus, we will be here from the beginning of your parenting journey to guide and encourage you. We are your support group. We are the ones who will answer your questions, cheer on your successes, and work with you when you’re struggling. Let’s talk about the possibility of parenting!