I am Pregnant
First, we want you to stop, relax and take a deep breath. We are here to help you through this difficult time of fear and uncertainty. You're pregnant and you feel unable to parent this child. Adoption is an option.
There are many reasons why you might choose adoption. It is never an easy decision, but sometimes it's what may be best for your child and you. Realizing this takes great courage and maturity. You're putting your child's life first.
Give Up Baby, Give Up Control?
While you may feel that deciding to create an adoption plan means you lose complete control of your pregnancy and totally give up your baby, it couldn't be farther from the truth. You are in the driver's seat during this process. It's you who chooses the adoptive family. You can meet or talk with them until you feel comfortable with your decision.
And while adoption means you give up the baby's daily presence in your life, it doesn't mean you'll have no role in the future. You can choose an open adoption where you have visits and receive pictures.
The Help You Need Now, The Future You Want for Your Baby
In addition to being able to choose an adoptive family that can provide the life you want for your child, we can help you through your pregnancy. Your immediate concrete needs such as medical care, food, living expenses, transportation and financial assistance are part of our services. But our professionals provide so much more than that. We are here for you—to listen, to care, to provide you with the much-needed emotional support—even if no one else is. And we stay available to you. We have many long-term relationships with our birth mothers and adoptive families.
If you're pregnant and scared, call us. Our counselors will help you weigh your options and decide on the best path for you and your child.