If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, you may feel overwhelmed and even scared. You don’t have to face this situation alone. Loving Choice staff will listen, answer your questions, and provide confidential help and guidance.
The signs and symptoms of pregnancy can vary from woman to woman and even pregnancy to pregnancy. Of course, some of the symptoms of pregnancy are fairly common and you may already suspect or know that you are pregnant. If you request it, we can help you obtain free pregnancy testing.
The first step is to talk to someone who can answer your questions and provide you with information about you and your baby. If you call or email us, we can meet with you and talk about your situation. We can help you get medical care and if you have other needs, we can help with those as well. The more information you have about your choices and resources, the better prepared you will be to make important decisions.
Some people are prepared to parent their child. We can connect you with resources to help support you now and in the future. Perhaps you need baby items, health care, or have other needs. We can help provide these things for you or refer you to other sources that can help.
In some situations, parenting your child may not be possible at this time. We have families who have gone through a lengthy and in-depth approval process and are waiting to adopt. You will be given the opportunity to learn about these families and select a family to adopt your baby. If you decide not to choose an adoptive family, we will match a family to your infant according to your criteria and through the State of Ohio Matching Process. Many times, birth parents request to meet their future adoptive family; this can help to assure you that you have made a good decision for your baby.
Placing an infant for adoption is the ultimate act of unselfish love. You are giving your baby the priceless gift of life. Many adoptive families are open to ongoing contact and are happy and even eager to have a future relationship with you. If you would like your child to know you, you may offer as much information about yourself as you choose. Even if you aren’t raising your child every day, you can still be a part of his or her life.