Pregnancy Hotline Blog

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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Looking Into Adoption After Giving Birth

If you are a birth parent considering adoption for your child, start with research about the adoption process. Reach out and contact an Options Counselor. They can give you information surrounding adoption through phone calls, live chats, emails, or by filling out a contact form. Talking to an Options Counselor does not mean that you have decided on adoption. However, it is beneficial to talk to someone who cares for you and your child’s well-being and can help if you are going through a difficult time.

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Too Late To Make An Adoption Plan

The second line appeared and Denae’s heart dropped into her stomach in a mix of fear and love and confusion. She knew that she wasn’t ready to be a parent, but she also knew that she loved her baby and that she wanted him or her to have a great life. A life that was more than she could offer. Everything was so fresh and raw and she was overwhelmed and felt so alone. She wondered if another family would adopt her baby. Was it too early to reach out?

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The Adoption Services Gladney Offers

Gladney offers numerous adoption services throughout the adoption process and afterwards. Expectant mothers have access to an options counselor who offers information about adoption, helps to put together personal adoption and delivery plans, and helps to plan for the future. After delivery, there are also options through the Next Steps program and the “Family Loving Decisions Workshop” for one-on-one counseling, support groups, and counseling for the birth mother’s family/birth father.
 
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What Should I do if My Partner is Pregnant?

Gladney understands that being the father in an unplanned pregnancy is not easy. It is hard knowing that decisions are not entirely up to you and not knowing the best way to help. This is why Gladney offers options counselors to expectant birth fathers as well as birth mothers. You can discuss your questions and concerns with the counselor and also find out how to best support the expectant mother through the pregnancy and in making the best decision for your child.

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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 I Give my Child Up For Adoption?

Nothing worthwhile is ever easy. When you make the decision of adoption you are putting the needs of your child above the wants of your heart and that takes tremendous amounts of courage and is the greatest example of sacrificial love. We want you to know good things will come from this and you are not alone.

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