Facing an Unplanned Pregnancy

So, you’re pregnant. That wasn’t the plan.

This isn’t how it was supposed to be.

This may be one of the most uncertain times in your life. You may feel like your life is spinning out of control – leaving you unsure of what you should do now that you have discovered that you are pregnant.

More than likely this was not the plan you had for your story – not now anyway. Maybe you thought you would never find yourself in this position – contemplating abortion. But now that it’s you and your body, your future and your decision – you may be left searching.

So many questions …

You may be feeling very alone right now – unsure who you can trust and confide in, and you probably have many unanswered questions.

You may be wondering:

  • “Is God real and does He love me, or is He angry and disappointed?”
  • “What do I do now? What about my plans for my future?”
  • “How does God feel about the life growing inside me?”
  • “Is adoption something I should consider?”
  • “Who can I turn to for help?”

What does the Bible say about my story?

No matter how you’re feeling, we can assure you that God loves you very much. And regardless of what is going on in this chapter of your life, He knows the larger story He has for you – which includes a bright and beautiful future. The truth is, God loves you and created you with a purpose – a purpose that is unique to you alone! He desires that you have a full and meaningful life.

These are the words God would say to you …  

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ ” (Jeremiah 29:11)

“I came that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10)

The Lord knows the plans He has for you. He created you for a purpose.

He understands the emotions you are experiencing each moment and each day of this pregnancy. We encourage you to keep reading – allowing Him to guide you through this uncertain time.


If you need further guidance and encouragement, Focus on the Family has a staff of licensed, professional Christian counselors available to talk with you at no charge. Just call 800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).