Unplanned Pregnancy?

You have OPTIONS. Riverside, FL

When you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, it is very common to feel overwhelmed and wonder about your next steps. You owe it to yourself to make a fully informed decision and be confident in your choice.

Let your first appointment be with us. We can verify your pregnancy with a free pregnancy test and free ultrasound. If you are pregnant, we can sit and talk about your next steps and how we can help you.

An unexpected pregnancy can be difficult. You may have thought being a parent would come later, or you already have several children and don’t feel you can take care of another. We understand. We can help with resources, classes, and counseling without judgment or pressure.

How we can help you

Make an appointment with us today. You are NOT alone, Emergency Pregnancy Services is a judgment-free zone where you can safely talk about your pregnancy.

Feeling Pressured?

You are the only one who can choose an option for your unplanned pregnancy. You should not allow anyone to force you into a decision. Our staff wants to support you as you explore your options.


Are you surprised by your positive pregnancy test? We know an unplanned pregnancy can be overwhelming. We are here to help! Making an adoption plan is an opportunity to give your baby a positive future.

Adoption is not for everyone, but it could be the best option for you and your child’s future if you are willing to explore the possibility. Though it’s not an easy decision, adoption is one of bravery, selflessness, and hope.

Adoption plans

It’s nice to know when everything seems out of control, you have complete control over making an adoption plan. As the birth mother, you can decide what type of adoption plan you want, who the adoptive family will be, and when the adoption will occur. There are three adoption plans to choose from. No one plan is better than another. You choose the plan that’s best for you.

Closed adoption plan

A closed adoption allows you to remain completely anonymous. Your adoption coordinator will choose the family for you and the original birth certificate is sealed to protect your name and location. Some women choose this plan because they feel it will help them move on with their lives

Open and semi-open plan

Open and semi-open adoption plans are the opposite of a closed adoption plan. These plans involve exchanging personal information with the adoptive family you choose. In a completely open plan, you share full names, addresses, emails, and even phone numbers. The two parties would have direct contact with each other. Together, you would arrange meetings and communicate regularly.

In a semi-open plan, you choose the adoptive family, but share first names only. All other contact is handled through your adoption coordinator.

Choosing adoption

Adoption is emotionally hard but so is parenting or abortion. You will need a strong support group and we want to be a part of that. We’d love to talk with you about adoption and the other options for your pregnancy. We believe the more information you have, the better prepared you’ll be to make a confident empowered decision.


Does being a parent seem overwhelming or even impossible? It’s not easy to parent, but we know it’s possible with the help of others. Parenthood is one of life’s greatest treasures and most difficult journeys. Learn what’s available to you along the way.

Are you ready to parent?

Making the choice to parent is as difficult as choosing adoption or abortion. Children don’t come with an instruction manual. Each child is unique. There isn’t a parent on the face of the earth that will tell you parenting is easy. No matter how much money, help, or brains you have, parenting is a challenge. It’s also incredibly rewarding.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Will my parents or partner support me if I choose to parent my child?
  • Can I count on my partner to help me?
  • What if my partner or parent(s) don’t want me to keep the baby, but I do?
  • Can I finish school or continue my career and parent?
  • How will I afford a child?
  • Where will we live?

We can answer most of these questions and give you the information and resources you need to be a great parent. 

Services we provide

You would be surprised at the amount of community support that is available for you. We also offer support. Here’s a quick list of what we can provide:

  • Referrals for community resources, including medical
  • Proof of pregnancy
  • Pregnancy and parenting counseling and education
  • Medicaid referrals
  • Baby necessities like diapers, formula, cribs, etc.
  • Maternity wear
  • A support team by your side

All of the above services and more are offered to you for FREE.

Riverside, FL 32204, 32205, 32210

Riverside and Avondale are two adjacent and closely associated neighborhoods, alternatively considered one continuous neighborhood, of Jacksonville, Florida. The area is primarily residential, but includes some commercial districts, including Five Points, the King Street District, and the Shoppes of Avondale.

Contact Us

Riverside (main office)


Emergency Pregnancy Services has joined forces with Women’s Help Center! With four pregnancy care centers in Northeast Florida, our united organizations provide expanded care and services to women across Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. For more information, please visit the Women’s Help Center websites noted here: