Parenting can be one of life’s greatest joys, but it can also seem a little overwhelming at first if you were not planning on being a parent quite yet. We are here to help you think through this pregnancy option and share with you all of the resources that are available to help you with pregnancy and parenting.
We have talked to hundreds of clients who are concerned about things like:
I can’t tell my family.
My boyfriend/husband doesn’t want the baby.
How will I finish school?
I don’t have medical insurance.
I can’t afford a child.
I am too young.
We can talk through these questions and others to help you decide if parenting is right for you.
There are many reasons to choose adoption. You might consider adoption if you:
Don’t feel ready to parent but don’t want to have an abortion.
Want to provide your child with emotional and financial stability.
Want to provide your child with a two-parent family.
In today’s adoptions, you can know your child and be a part of your child’s life. You can have peace knowing your child is loved and cared for by a couple you choose.
If you are interested in adoption, you will likely have a lot of questions about the process. We can help you understand your options and connect you with a local agency that will offer support at no cost to you.
We are here to help you understand what is happening to your body and your developing baby. Often our clients are unaware of how abortions are performed, what will be done to their bodies, and the risks associated with abortion procedures. Our staff and volunteers will take the time to explain all abortion procedures so that you can truly make an informed decision about what you want for yourself and your unborn child.
We do not perform or refer for abortions.
All of our services are confidential and free of charge, with the exception of a low lab fee that is applied to certain STD tests. We seek to provide support, information and clarity to our clients.
Free Pregnancy Testing
There are many pregnancy symptoms but the best way to know is through a pregnancy test. We provide lab-certified pregnancy tests and give you the results during your visit. They can detect the hCG pregnancy hormone as early as 7 days after conception or 21-24 days after the first day of your last period. The test is over 99% accurate.
If you have a positive pregnancy test, there are likely more questions that immediately come to mind (How far along is the pregnancy? Is the pregnancy viable? Is there a heartbeat?). All of these questions can be answered via an ultrasound. We provide no-cost ultrasounds and explain the results to our clients. Client ultrasounds are reviewed by Dr. Scott Wyman, OB/Gyn, and clients will be called and alerted to any notes or observations he makes in that review.
Pregnancy options counseling is the primary focus of Care Net of Missoula. We provide time, factual information, and practical resources so our clients can sort out their feelings, think through their options, and make a fully informed decision. Clients who visit the center are given information about: pregnancy, parenting, abortion risks and procedures, fetal development, sexually transmitted diseases, healthy relationships, adoption, mentoring opportunities, and community referrals for numerous agencies.
We offer diapers and gently used baby clothes and maternity clothes to those who qualify. We also help connect men and women to community resources for items such as Medicaid, car seats and housing.
Whether you think you may be pregnant or are certain you are, you may have questions. Our website provides accurate and current information to help answer your questions about pregnancy.