Expectant/Placing Parents

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Resources for parents and expectant parents considering placing a child for adoption include information about prenatal care, financial support, alternatives, open adoption, connecting with those seeking to adopt, and more.

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Directory of Adoption Professionals
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First Questions, First Answers

As you consider adoption, find guidance about questions to ask, how agencies work, the various types of adoption, and resources to help you make an informed decision.

Getting Help in a Crisis Pregnancy

An unplanned pregnancy can create a crisis. There are places to turn for help and assistance, and resources when you feel overwhelmed. If you want to parent your child, help is available.

About Biological Fathers

Biological fathers have rights and responsibilities in an adoption plan. Learn what to expect in adoption proceedings and what to do if you choose to parent.

Adoption Resources by State

Adoption resources and professionals, listed by state, including public and private agencies, facilitators, attorneys, laws, and support groups for placing parents, adoptive parents and families and those hoping to adopt.

Preparing Yourself and Your Unborn Child

Attaching and bonding to your unborn child, getting good prenatal care, and journaling are important parts of your life as an expectant parent.

Maternity Homes

Maternity homes serve pregnant women, many regardless of whether or not an adoption is planned.

Places to Connect Online

Web sites to assist expectant parents and prospective adoptive parents connect and establish first contact.

Library of Articles: Placing & Birth Parents

Placing a child for adoption is one alternative for an unplanned pregnancy, and a lifetime decision. Articles include information about placement, post-placement, search, and more.

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FRANCISCA RAHMER - 2 weeks ago
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FRANCISCA RAHMER - 0 seconds ago Hola me llamo María Francisca tengo 39 años , he tratado de tener hijos dos veces sin resultado positivo , vivo sola trabajo en Cobranzas Judiciales y estudio en la actualidad Servicio Social , mi anhelo es ser madre , en mi país Chile no se le da oportunidades a las mujeres soltera como yo , creo que también tenemos actitudes para ser una buena madre . Mi Experiencia no fue mala , también fui adoptada , estoy en esta aventura nueva tocare todas las puertas tengo cariño para dar y luchare por eso , me entere por internet de ustedes que pueden orientar , ayudar para seguir procedimientos correspondientes , sin otro particULAR #1
tina from Africa Uganda - 1 month ago
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