Abortion

Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy after conception. It ends the pregnancy by killing the embryo or fetus. 
Abortion is not a quick fix or an easy decision. It's a decision filled with emotion and complications and should not be decided upon hastilly. It is especially helpful to discuss this decision with someone you trust.

If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy we encourage you to take time when you are making your decision because regardless of your choice, it
will impact you for the rest of your life. 
No decision will be easy but we would
love to help you talk through the decision.
We provide free ultrasounds that
allow you to see the miracle growing within you, if you are stlll unsure of
what decision you want to make.

Alpha Family center of Lowell believes that every life is a gift from God with a distinct purpose. This does not depend
on whether the person is born or unborn,
has special needs, whether the
pregnancy is planned or unplanned,
or the circumstances in which
​they are concieved.

Parenting

Deciding to parent is a big decision.  It involves accepting the responsibility of another life.  You may have a very large support system including the father of the baby, family, and friends, or it may just be you.  Regardless of how large your support system Alpha Family Center of Lowell wants to be there for you.  We understand that developing relationships with other people is important and can help you in those first few weeks after your baby is born.  We want to help you make connections in the community to help you in your parenting journey.

As there is more than one “right” way to parent here at Alpha we focus on helping you learn more about basic ways to be a good parent:
  • Keeping your child safe 
  • Showing affection and listening to your child
  • Providing order and consistency
  • Setting and enforcing limits
  • Spending time with your child
  • Monitoring your child's friendships and activities
  • Leading by example
If you are interested in learning more about our parenting classes please call us at 616.987 .9533.

Adoption

There are many reasons why you might consider adoption during your unplanned pregnancy. Some of these reasons may include financial harships, feeling that you are too young to parent, or any number of other things. This may be the most loving and sacrificial choose that a mother can make. 
Alpha Family Center would like to walk through this process with you.
If you choose adoption there are two main kinds of adoption: open and closed.  With open adoptions there is communication between the birth parent(s) and the adoptve parents, this could be through pictures and letters, emails, or regular visits between the birth parent(s) and adoptive family.
A closed adoption is where there is no communication between the birth parent(s) and the adoptive family after the adoption is complete. Records may be sealed by the court in these cases.  Adoptive families can be chosen by you based on how “open” or “closed” you would like your adoption to be. Regardless of your choice, each family who is seeking to adopt goes through a rigorous screening and interviewing process to ensure the safety of the children.
 
If you are interested in talking more about adoption please call us at 616.987.9533 . We would be happy to discuss more about this option with you and can also make referrals to reputable adoption agencies in the area.