Ongoing support from Bethany
Many women tell us that the support they received from their counselor was vital after they placed their baby in an adoptive family.
While some women choose to work with a lawyer or other organization, these services aren’t able to provide the support we offer you during your pregnancy and long after. Some lawyers will pressure you to make an adoption plan, but we will support your decision if you decide to parent.
Life Affirming Work
“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."
"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.”
“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 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.”
“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.”
Bethany is a global nonprofit with more than 75 years of experience helping expectant parents—like you—make a life-affirming choice for your baby. We offer ongoing support and counseling for birth moms, adoptive parents, and adoptees who need advice or someone to talk to.
We’d love to talk with you and answer your questions about adoption. We’re here for you. Fill out a contact form or speak to a Bethany counselor at 1.800.BETHANY