An unplanned pregnancy or a planned pregnancy that becomes a serious problem to the pregnant woman because of the desertion by the birthfather, the lack of support from her own parents, financial problems or other factors.
A woman in a crisis pregnancy may need shelter and certainly also needs PREGNANCY COUNSELING. Many women in crisis pregnancies choose to abort, while others carry their pregnancies to term and either parent the child or place it for adoption.
MATERNITY HOMES provide shelter to pregnant women, usually young and unmarried but not necessarily indigent. Adoption agencies can advise women with crisis pregnancies who need a home.
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©2000 by Christine Adamec and William Pierce, Ph.D. Reprinted from The Encyclopedia of Adoption, 2nd Edition (2nd Edition) with permission of Facts On File, Inc.
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