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Meet Face-To-Face With An Options Counselor

You're standing at a crossroads right now. You're pregnant and don't know which road to take. There are several options: parenting, adoption, abortion.

While you are thinking about your options, why not meet face-to-face with one of Gladney's Options Counselors. If you live in Florida, Erica Andres, would be happy to talk with you and share information about your choices.

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We Want To Adopt

When you start to think about adoption as an option for the child you are carrying, the next thought is probably, "Who will I place my child with?". We know that you want the absolute best for your baby. You want your baby to have emotional support, financial stability, and lots and lots of love.

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Celebrating Birth Moms During National Adoption Month

Earlier this month we held A Party At Gatsby's to raise awareness about adoption and to celebrate during National Adoption Month. A sweet moment happened between two birth mothers and an adoptive mom who attended the event. 

Words from Katie, a Gladney Birth Mother:

"Gatsby always makes sure his celebrations are the thing to talk about. Well, just like Gatsby, we believe there’s something to celebrate and talk about. November is National Adoption Month, and Muthoni and I believe not only in spreading Adoption positivity, but that birth moms should also be celebrated. Did you know that while the stereotype of birth moms, is a young adult in crisis who didn’t want her baby, most birth mamas look like M and I? Normal women who were faced with an unplanned pregnancy and decided to make a plan so their babies would have such full and promising lives. Not because they weren’t wanted, but because we knew it was the best choice for us as a whole. Adoption is something to be celebrated because it not only tells of a loving family, but the love of a strong woman who started the story. {btw—the best part of tonight was having an adoptive mom come up to us overjoyed to share that she heard us tell our stories at a Gladney adoption orientation, and proceeded to celebrate with us as she told us they recently adopted their sweet baby afterwards. It means the world to hear that our stories matter and that people connect with us through them.} 💜#birthmomstrong #iamGladney#ApartyAtGatsbys"

We asked Cristina, the Adoptive Mom, about their conversation and she said "it was so nice to see them again and see that they are really part of the Gladney Family! I told them I was at a Gladney Orientation and I wanted to thank them for being so open and for how they shared their hearts so openly with everyone. Then we talked about their interaction with their adoptive parents because I wanted reassurance from their perspectives that I'm doing this right."

 

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Needed Adoption Services

You've come to grips that you're pregnant. You've made the decision that you are going to make an adoption plan for your baby.  We know this is not an easy decision. It's not easy to carry your child to term, or to choose another family to parent your child. But make no mistake. These sacrifices make you a very special mom. Because of your love and your courage, your child has everything needed to start a beautiful life. 

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How Do You Put Your Child Up For Adoption?

Choosing the path of adoption is not an easy decision. However, we want you to know you are not alone. Adoption takes courage, conviction and lots of love. It is a plan crafted by you for your child, and these plans are as unique as each expectant mother. Adoption gives you a voice in your child's future - in more ways than you think.

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How Do You Put A Child Up For Adoption?

Putting a child up for adoption is not an easy decision. Adoption takes courage, conviction and lots of love, but it also gives you a voice in your child's future. By choosing adoption, you craft the plan to the best life you can imagine for your child, you choose the parents, and you leave a legacy with your child. 

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