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.
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?
Parenting a newborn infant or a toddler can be very challenging. Gladney understands the unique challenges you may face daily as you care for your child. We understand how difficult it can be to afford food, clothing, diapers and even housing. Often parenting can feel overwhelming and lonely, but please know there is help. Lisa shares her story of utilizing Gladney's Rest & Respite program and how toddler adoption worked for her.