If you are considering becoming a parent, you are likely looking for answers, information and support. That’s what you will find at Aspire Together. Becoming a parent is a life-changing event, but so are the outcomes of all your other options. No matter what you decide, Aspire Together is here discuss your options, like parenting, with you in a private, compassionate setting.
You have the capacity to be a great parent, but ultimately, it’s your decision to make. No one should pressure you or force you into a decision.
Below, you will find some information to help you decide whether you’re ready to be a parent. However, we suggest making an appointment to talk to a staff member about your options so we can address any other questions or concerns you may have about parenting.
Am I Ready to be a Parent?
You likely have a thousand questions running through your mind in regards to parenting, and that’s okay! Asking yourself questions is completely normal and is encouraged when making a big decision like this.
Here are some things you should ask yourself before choosing to become a parent:
- “Do I have the proper support system to care for and raise a child?”
- “Do I have the financial means to care for a child?”
- “If not, what organizations can help me provide for my child?”
- “If the father refuses to be in the picture, can I raise this baby alone?”
- “Have I considered all my options?
- “What do I need to do as a parent to properly and lovingly raise a child?”
- “How will being a parent affect my time?”
You will likely have so many other questions when it comes to parenting, but just know that you are not alone. Every expectant parent, even if they planned on becoming pregnant, has doubts, questions and concerns about parenting – but that doesn’t mean that they won’t be a great parent!
The most important part of parenting is learning and having a support system to help you learn and grow along with your baby. If you are willing to learn and have family and friends to support you, then you are going to be set up for success.
If you do decide to become a parent, Aspire Together offers parenting resources to help you become a successful and loving parent to your child. We can also refer you to other organizations in the community to help you along your parenting journey. You have more help than you think! Make an appointment at Aspire Together today and find out how we can support you.