Choosing to continue your pregnancy and to parent may feel overwhelming at first. The good news is that there are a lot of resources designed to specifically help people in your situation.
Life Choices is ready to connect you with these initial important resources such as: prenatal care, childbirth preparation classes, parenting classes, infant supplies and more to help you be successful in your choice to carry. Many women and men find the help they need to make this choice a positive one.
Choose a location near you and make an appointment to learn more.
Considering adoption? Chances are you have heard that adoption means you will never see your baby again. Times have changed and so has adoption.
Developing an adoption plan empowers you to create a positive future for yourself and your child. Adoption may not be the first thought in your mind if you face an unplanned pregnancy. However, you might be pleased to learn that you can select the parents who will raise your child and that you can have some level of ongoing relationship with your child, if you wish.
With adoption you have the lifelong satisfaction of knowing that you gave your child the chance for a life of his or her own.
Research has shown that pregnant teens and women who make an adoption plan are more likely to finish schooling, have better jobs and overall report a high level of satisfaction with their decision for adoption.
Each year thousands of women in America make this choice. This loving decision is often made by women who first thought abortion was their only way out.
Let us help you sort through the information you need to make the right decision about your baby.
Here are some MYTHS and FACTS to consider:
MYTH: Birth parents who care about their child would never consider adoption.
FACT: Birth parents who make adoption plans are really loving and caring people.
MYTH: A birth parent will never know anything about her child and his or her adoptive parents in the following years.
FACT: As a birth parent, you can help to develop an adoption plan that has the level of openness you want to have.
MYTH: Adoption is an irresponsible solution to an unplanned pregnancy
FACT: Just because you got pregnant doesn’t mean you are ready to be a parent. It takes courage to place the needs of your child ahead of your own.
MYTH: A birth parent will eventually forget about the child she/he relinquished for adoption.
FACT: If you make an adoption plan for your child, you will never forget and will never want to forget your child.
MYTH: All adopted children will grow up to have serious psychological problems.
FACT: When children are placed with adoptive families who are knowledgable and sensitive, with the agency continuing to support them, the risk of psychological problems is no greater for adopted children than for biological children.
MYTH: A child does not really need a father.
FACT: Two-parent families where fathers take their responsibilities seriously and parents support each other are important for a healthy childhood.
MYTH: No one can love a child as much as the birth mother can.
FACT: Adoptive parents can love their children as fully and selflessly as biological parents, as much as if they had given birth to them.
Usually a caseworker from an adoption agency will come to where you are. You shouldn’t need to travel to their location if it is too far away.
Visit the links to the right to view two Adoption Agencies that we recommend.
Contact one of our three center locations if you would like us to help you in your search for an Adoption Agency.
Adoption commonly leaves all three parties – child, birth mother and adoptive parents, with far richer possibilities for the future.
Many types of adoption plans are available.