The Adoption Option  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~

 Facing an unplanned pregnancy can leave your mind overloaded with questions, deep concerns and fear of the unknown and making the wrong decision. 

 Adoption is always an option
Life really is unexpected ... no one knows what the next day will bring. Right now you're facing something you weren't expecting - a pregnancy. And it's important for you to decide in the next few weeks how you're going to respond ... and what the best decision is.

    If you're not able to lovingly care for a child at this time in your life, adoption may be the right choice - a decision made in the best interests of the child and you, the parent.

Adoption has changed - As birthparent, you now have more control 

   Changes in the nature of the adoption process may make this an easier decision. You'll have greater peace of mind in knowing the child is being cared for in a loving family. Depending on your arrangement, you may choose to have contact with the child or receive ongoing updates. 

No decision is easy 

  We don't live in a perfect world, and there are difficult choices to make. But you're not alone ... countless women have walked in your path. At Pregnancy Resource Centers, we're here to talk you through it and provide any resources you may need. Call us today for free advice and help. Together, we can help you make a choice you can live with today and in years to come.

We can provide the support you need:

   To consider your alternatives: to parent, to place the child through adoption, or to discuss abortion.

  • Details on the adoption process

  • Education on the difference between open & closed adoptions

  • Peer counseling to help in the process of letting go

  • Legal referrals so you know your rights and responsibilities and those of the father

  • Referrals for temporary housing

  • Education on legal aid, medical care and other needed services

We can help answer questions like: 

  • How can adoption be a good choice for my baby and me?

  • When must I decide about adoption?

  • What is the difference between open & closed adoption?

  • How much will adoption cost me?

  • Does the birth father have any rights? Can he have ongoing contact with his child?

  • May I contact a family directly or do I need an attorney/agency to assist me with the adoption?

Five questions to ask an adoption agency: 

  • Can I design my hospital stay to meet my needs?

  • How soon after birth can my baby go to the parents I choose?

  • When does the adoption become final?

  • What provisions are there for on-going counseling?

  • Who facilitates open adoption communication and/or other agreements?


We Listen, We Care, We Help

Pregnancy Resource Center of Marion County        304-363-0003