Pregnant but know that adoption is the right choice for your baby? Or maybe you are still considering what adoption plan is right for you. We can walk alongside you and offer resources while you make a confident decision of which path is right for you and the baby.
The most popular adoption option today is open adoption. This means that the birth family, adoptive family, and most importantly, the adoptee, will have open communication with each other. Contact can include: conference calls, emails, update letters with pictures, or in person meetings.
A closed adoption is one where the birth parents and the adoptive family have little to no contact with each other. As a birth parent, you are in charge of the adoption plan and can choose the adoptive parents. If you want no contact with the adoptive family, this will mean that the birth family’s and adoptive family’s personal information will be kept confidential from each other.
You have a support system here. The volunteers and staff at PCC Corner of Hope give you a hand to hold, a shoulder to lean on, and the guidance you’re searching for.
A birth father my consent at any time after he learns of the pregnancy. There is a putative father registry within the state of PA that a single man can register with for the purpose of retaining parental rights for any child he may father.
PCC Corner of Hope does not handle adoption cases in house, but we will be here for emotional support and to give referrals to adoption agencies. If your teen is interested in coming in to find out more about the adoption option, please have them schedule an appointment. We want everyone to be able to make a confident decision and that starts with education on pregnancy options.
We at PCC Corner of Hope follow HIPPA guidelines and will not share your personal health information unless it falls into one of the mandated reporting categories.
Unfortunately since PCC Corner of Hope is not in the adoption business, we cannot help in this case. What we can offer is the contact information of the agencies we refer to that you may be in touch with them to get on a list if interested. We will NEVER connect you with a pregnant client of ours as an under the table type adoption, so please do not ask.
All services provided by Pregnancy Care Center of Shamokin are free and confidential.