Pregnant? Adoption is an option.

Now that you’re carrying a baby, you’re a mother forever — and adoption doesn’t erase that fact. In fact, it gives you the freedom as a mother to choose a family who can best care for your child.

Placing your child for adoption doesn’t mean you don’t love your baby. It doesn’t mean that you don’t want to raise them. If you’re like most expectant moms, choosing adoption simply means that you aren’t in a place right now to give your baby the support they need and deserve.
Your
Story
“I felt confident that no matter what I decided, I would have a bond with my baby that can’t be broken.”
— Desiree, birth mom

Anyone can place their child for adoption

No matter what your story is, adoption can be part of it. Regardless of your age, background, socioeconomic status, culture, or religious beliefs, ASC will support you.

As you consider whether adoption is the right choice for you and your child, ASC will provide you the resources you need to make an informed decision.
TYPES OF ADOPTION

Choosing the right kind of adoption for you

A modern adoption looks a lot different today. It’s no longer a matter of “open” or “closed” adoptions — it’s all about what makes you most comfortable. As an expectant mom, you have the right to choose how much and what kind of contact you’ll have with your child.
  • Adoption with no contact — You can choose for there to be no contact between you and your child or their adoptive family at any point. You can be completely anonymous for now, and you can always change your mind later.
  • Adoption with contact — You can choose to meet your child’s adoptive family, and build a relationship with them that will last a lifetime. While that relationship will be unique, typically you can expect to share text messages, update letters, photos and visits with your child and their adoptive family after placement. You can choose which of these you want, and which ones you don’t want.
All relationships ebb and flow, and an adoption relationship is no different. There may be times when you’re in contact often, and times when you need to take a step back. ASC is here to advocate for you and help you navigate the relationship for life. 

Want to know more about your rights as an expectant mother? The National Council for Adoption put together this helpful article that lets you know exactly what you’re entitled to.
Know Your Rights

Choosing an adoptive family for your baby

The Adoption Support Center offers a judgment-free zone where you can honestly share your fears, hopes and ideas of what you want for your life and the life of your baby. Once we understand, we can empower you to find an adoptive family that’s the right fit.

ASC families have gone through training and education to be the best adoptive parents possible. We encourage them to read, listen and follow people that have walked before them, so they are lifelong learners of all things adoption. These families are enthusiastically approved by ASC, and are ready to show love and respect for you as your baby’s birth mom.

We’ve put together helpful color profiles so you can learn about our prospective adoptive families. You’ll see their photos and learn all about their relationships, their families, their homes and their lifestyles. That information can help you envision your child’s life, and pick a family you’d like to get to know better — and maybe even meet.

We know this can get overwhelming, but we’re here to help. Some women give us a list of qualities they want in a prospective family, and ask us to choose from our available families. That’s okay too! We’ll work together to find a family that makes you comfortable.
See Our Featured Families

Working with the Adoption Support Center

Support” isn’t just in our name — it’s our promise to you as a birth mom for all the years to come. Here’s what you can expect from our relationship when you choose adoption.

  • One-on-one support
  • Trauma and grief counseling
  • Birth mom support groups
  • Online support groups
  • Annual birth mom celebration

Want more information on adoption, or want to start the process? Our compassionate staff is here to help! There’s no contract, no obligation, and you can change your mind at any time.

Not sure if this is the right choice for you? Learn about your other options when you’re pregnant.

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