“ A Birthmother puts the needs of her child above the wants of her heart.”
What are my options?
- Should I place my child
with an adoptive family?
- Is adoption my only option?
- How can I know what is the best decision for me and my
decision to move forward with placing your child with
another family is a difficult, sensitive, and delicate
process. Finding someone that you can trust to discuss
your options with is very important. The Family Center
of Hope is dedicated to assisting you in making this
difficult decision through our Options Counseling.
During the Options Counseling process, you will meet
with a trained staff member whose primary goal is to
provide you with information on your options and assist
you in making the best choice for you and your baby.
Will my child be placed in foster care?
child in foster care is an option that is available to
you. However, The Family Center of Hope does not accept
custody of children or place children in foster care.
You will have the option to select the family for your
child or you may ask the agency to select for you based
solely on your preferences. Your child will go directly
home with the adoptive family.
Will I be able to meet and choose the adoptive parents
for my child?
Yes! You may
select your child’s adoptive parents. You tell us what
characteristics are important to you in a family (i.e.,
race, religion, age, other children, etc.) and we will
present profiles of families that match what you are
looking for. You will have an opportunity to meet
families and make your selection.
Where do I start ?
- Contact our office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
at 877-422-6362 or by email at
- Meet with a counselor to discuss your needs, the
adoption process, and an adoption plan. Options
Counseling is available at no cost to you.
Family Center of Hope offers you…
- Professional and caring staff, support and
- Evaluation of your needs and development of the
best adoption plan based on your choices.
- Help in choosing the perfect adoptive family for
If you have questions or would like to be connected
to a birth parent counselor, call 757-244-2828 and ask
to speak with Rachel Stage, our Adoption Coordinator.