We offer lots of choices to birth parents in crisis pregnancy. We will support you as you move through a decision making process. Adoption decisions are extremely personal, so your interaction with GLAD is confidential. Read below for ways that GLAD can assist you through this entire process.
Should you choose to move forward with adoption, GLAD will pay for you to have legal representation. You may choose your own attorney or we can provide a list of local attorneys who provide this service.
You may participate in a free, confidential consultation with a qualified professional to learn about adoption and about the GLAD program.
You may choose the parents who will adopt your child and have the opportunity to meet and interview the parents chosen.
You may receive free counseling from a licensed therapist. Take a deep breath! You don’t need to make decisions concerning the adoption of your child alone. We cannot make the decision for you, but we can provide a “judgement-free” zone where you can explore adoption or parenting. We want you to come to your own conclusion about what is best for you and your baby. We will address any questions you may have concerning the adoption process and provide qualified, Christian counseling throughout your decision making time. Our counseling services extend beyond the birth of the baby. So, you can continue your counseling at GLAD, free of charge, after the baby is born for as long as you need to come in. We want you to be able to make a good transition after delivery.
Your family can also receive support services at GLAD. Counseling services can be extended to your partner, your children, and your extended family so that they can learn about the process of adoption and have a safe place to express how they feel about adoption. This is just an option if needed.
Our staff can help you connect with local community resources (Medicaid, WIC, food stamps, food pantry, financial support, Pre-Natal care, stop-smoking classes, etc.) to help you meet your current needs.
You are guaranteed that there is no obligation to you for coming in and meeting us. In fact, we will meet you wherever you feel comfortable. Many young women prefer to come to their first appointment with a parent or a trusted friend. If you would rather come alone, then we understand that too. We promise to do our best to offer you kindness and consideration.