My Story

I considered abortion, then I learned about open adoption“I thought, ‘I can never give my baby away!'”
I mean, I don’t want to be pregnant, I’m not ready to be a mom. But adoption for my baby?

I considered abortion, then I learned about open adoption.

I can pick the parents for my child.
I can get pictures and updates as my child grows.
I can make sure my child has the kind of life I
want her to have, the kind of life I can’t provide
now. And I can still be a part of it!

I also learned that adoption is a decision both my baby and I can be proud of.

Learn the truth about adoption. It may be the right choice for you. Your baby is trusting  you to make the best choice for both of you.”
-Ashley, 17

With adoption, I can always be a part of my child's life“I never thought of choosing adoption as a way of giving my baby something. It seemed like I’d just be losing my child.

But knowing there are families who would treat
me like extended family, wow! I can always be a part of my child’s life.

I can’t believe I almost missed the opportunity to give my baby this life.”
-Lauren, 20

“I like that I am able to talk about adoption without feeling pressured. I know adoption would be hard, but none of my choices are easy now. The idea of having a say in what happens is important to me. It feels like I get a choice.”
-Amanda, 18

I'm still thinking about adoption“So, I still need to make a decision about what I’m going to do. I‘m still thinking about

I just want to do what is best for me and for my baby. Adoption could very
well be the best thing…for both of us.”
-Teresa, 24