If the current circumstances in your life make parenting seem too difficult, you may want to consider an adoption plan. Many women consider abortion because they feel that it is not the right time to have a baby. Adoption is a way to give your child a future. Adoption can provide both a loving and life-giving choice for the mom, baby and adoptive family.
Some benefits of choosing adoption include:
As with the parenting and abortion options, it is important to understand the adoption option and to make a fully-informed decision. At Aid for Women, you can learn how the adoption process works and clear up any myths you have about adoption. Adoption has changed drastically over the years, and you now have many more options in making an adoption plan. As the birth mother, you are in control when you make an adoption plan. You have the option of choosing the adoptive couple and deciding how involved you would like to be in your child's life. You can choose an open, semi-open or confidential adoption plan.
Although Aid for Women is not an adoption agency, you will not be alone in this decision. Our counselors and client advocates will provide you with accurate information and direct you to a licensed adoption agency to learn more about this loving and courageous choice.
Heather’s House programming includes pregnancy support, life skills classes,
parenting training, spiritual growth, educational assistance, one-on-one counseling,
employment assistance and follow-up services.
What is the application process? Your Aid for Women counselor will help you assess
your current living situation and possible options that are available to you during and
after your pregnancy. If it is determined that you are a candidate for Heather’s House,
your counselor will review the eligibility requirements and resident responsibilities with
you. You will then be asked to complete an application and to meet for an interview.
“As a resident of Heather’s House, I have been able to begin providing the best life
for me and my son by continuing school and work. I know it won’t be easy,
but I’ve learned that I have the ability to overcome hardships.” — Janessa, 20