Pregnant and Considering Adoption

LFCS understands that considering adoption is an extremely personal decision that requires accurate information and support. Our compassionate case workers are here to listen and empower you to make the best choice for you and your child. We provide education and non-judgmental counseling to support your individualized needs and wishes whether you choose to parent or make an adoption plan.

An overview of what to expect when making an adoption plan can be found here.

We know that the decisions you are facing are difficult, but you are not alone. Contact us today at intake@lfcs.org or call 866-326-5327 for a consultation, and our experienced staff will help you understand what options are available to you and how the process works. All of our services are free and confidential.

Need help after hours? Our 24-hour hotline can be reached at 1-800-785-8546.

 

Commonly Asked Questions:

Adoption is a life-giving option for you and your baby that is based in love and compassion. By choosing adoption, you are choosing a loving family to care for your child and provide them with a safe and stable home where they can thrive.

The professional caseworkers at LFCS will support your needs and wishes as you make your decision, connect with an adoptive family, plan for the hospital, and decide what level of openness you prefer for your adoption plan. We will continue to guide you through your journey for as long as you need.

At LFCS, we encourage our clients to be as involved with the selection process as they wish. A person making an adoption plan can take part in selecting the adoptive family and can determine the degree of contact, if any, they would like to have with the adoptive family. Click here to see families who are waiting to adopt a child.

An open adoption means that all identifying information is shared between the birth parents and the adoptive family. The birth parents will have the opportunity to have a relationship with the child, which may involve ongoing visits or meetings throughout the child’s life. This is a wonderful option for someone who may not feel ready to be a parent but would still like to be involved in their child’s life.

We understand that many factors must be considered when faced with such an important decision. It is often said that pregnant women considering adoption must make the decision twice: once before the delivery and once again after the baby is born. The adoption plan is not final until it is legalized after your baby’s birth. The caring social workers at LFCS will support you throughout your pregnancy and delivery, whether you choose to parent or make an adoption plan.