If you’re considering adoption, you’re in the right place. We help many expectant parents like you every year.
FAQs about adoption
Can I choose the family for my child?
Yes! You can review our online profiles of families who would like to adopt a child and learn all about their personalities and interests. If you decide to place your child for adoption, you’ll be able to meet with the adoptive families you like best.
Are there different kinds of adoption?
You will provide input into the type of relationship you desire between yourself, your child, and the adoptive parents. You can guide the level of communication and contact you have with your child and their adoptive family.
How can I find out my rights as a parent?
You always have the right to explore your options in a safe environment. And you have the right to have all your questions answered honestly and completely. You have these rights, no matter where you are in your pregnancy.
If I’m using drugs, can Bethany still help me?
Yes. Our counselors will help you consider the best options for you and your baby.
My child is already born. Can I still make an adoption plan
In many cases, you can still place your child for adoption after he or she is born.
Finding peace through open adoption
“Bethany made my adoption journey the best choice for me and those I care for. Three different families have become one because of the love and respect that we share—and I’ve found my place as a birth mom in each one of them.”
"When I was pregnant and pursuing an adoption plan, people told me I needed to ask forgiveness for “abandoning my child.” They wanted me to feel ashamed, but Bethany helped take the sting out of their words by reassuring me I had no reason to feel shame. Now my vision is to keep telling this story so other birth moms know they’re not alone.”
“Ten years ago, I was pregnant for the first time, and I was in jail. Making an adoption plan for my son didn’t mean I loved him any less; I just didn’t want my child to end up in the system. My life circumstances wouldn’t mean a life sentence for him.”
"When I found out I was pregnant with twins at age 18, I didn’t know where to turn. I thought, ‘How am I going to become the mom I want to be?’ Bethany helped provide care for my boys while I found a stable job. Today, my boys are thriving in my home.”
“Today, I am substance-free. I’m married with two biological children and two stepchildren. And I still have thoughts and emotions to process about that difficult time in my life, including my decision to make an adoption plan. That’s an experience most people just don’t understand."
Do you want to make an adoption plan or learn about your other options? Fill out a contact form or speak to a Bethany counselor at 1.800.BETHANY