If you are pregnant, you already are a parent.  You may not have thought of yourself in that way yet.  That’s ok.  But parents strive to make the best decisions for their children, and you can too. There could be many reasons why you are considering adoption for your child.

“I am so glad that my life worked out the way it did.  I don’t have any resentment about my adoption because it was never a secret.  I have been blessed with wonderful adoptive parents and have been able to meet my birth parents.  I know that they loved me.  They loved me enough to give me LIFE!  To give me an opportunity to have a life that they were not able or ready to provide for me.”

From an adopted child's perspective.

If you’re not ready or able to parent, adoption can be a positive solution for you and your baby. You can research adoption without obligation and find out that adoption isn’t “giving your baby away”. It is actually an intensely generous and loving decision.

We are here to listen and help you explore this life affirming option.

Questions you may be asking yourself:

Open, partially open, and confidential. You decide how much contact you will have with your child.

There are attorneys who represent the birth mother. LCVC can refer you to an adoption attorney who is familiar with the process and can advocate for you. Associated costs are paid for by the adoptive parents.

Modern adoptions are geared toward supporting the birth mother financially through her pregnancy and can include medical, housing, educational and living costs. An attorney can help you navigate the whole process and will advocate for you.

Absolutely, YES!  Adoption attorneys take direction from you and after a lot of consultation with you, will do their best to match you with prospective adoptive parents. For every child aborted, it is estimated that there are 34 couples who are waiting to adopt. It is important to know that you are in control.

This is your decision and your conversations with an attorney are confidential. At some point, you may want to talk to your parents, but it is ok to get all the information.

No!  It is never too late to arrange an adoption. 

We stress the importance of discussing these issues with a client advocate, a counselor, your doctor and/or an attorney to explore your options and make a good parenting decision.