Finding out you have an unplanned pregnancy can turn your whole world around. You may feel anxious, excited, alone, thrilled and scared to death all at the same time. There will be many people offering advice or trying to tell you what you should do. But this is YOUR CHOICE!
You have the power to choose what happens with your baby.
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If you find out you’re pregnant, we have advocates available at no cost to you. They are your confidential mentors ready to help guide you on your next steps. Advocates can connect you with resources such as housing, food, and prenatal care. No obligation. No pressure. Just love. You can call/text: 503-550-9310
for free, confidential and non-judgmental support anytime. Our advocates are not here to talk you into doing anything you don't want to do. Our goal is to point you in the right direction...whatever that may be for you.
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Free Parenting/Family Resources
If you just can’t parent right now… you have the option (and right) to make an open adoption plan… This plan is one you are in control of and one that aligns with your desires and wishes for you and your baby. We have qualified families waiting to meet you and ready to love you and your baby… Our waiting families desperately want to remain in relationship with you and honor you, your baby and your selfless choice both during your pregnancy and for a lifetime.
Navigating the Child Welfare System
Sometimes when you are struggling to parent your child, child welfare gets involved. You may not be able to provide the stability your child needs…for whatever reason… and you believe that you should consider foster care. Or maybe something went wrong at the hospital and your child is taken into care. If your child enters the foster care system, you will likely be required to take classes and meet certain standards in order to visit your baby and eventually reunite with your child. This is often no easy task if transportation, housing, or other factors are an issue. Before this happens, let’s talk.
You have choices.
Some people say you are never really “ready” to be a parent. But for some of us, there are times when we are REALLY not ready to parent. Raising a child (or children) takes commitment… and a village. Deciding whether you are able to take on this commitment is something only you will be able to determine… but we are here for you while you consider your choices. If you need resources, we have many community partners who can help you along the way.
Terminating a pregnancy is a choice for women who are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy. You may need a safe place to discuss your options with an advocate who will listen and help you process your emotions and your other needs, financial, housing, medical and otherwise. Our hope is for you to make an informed decision you can be really proud of.