Adoption Services Since 1908

If You're Pregnant | Spence-Chapin Adoption Services
http://www.spence-chapin.org/unplanned-pregnancy/a0_unplanned_pregnancy.php
Meet Some of Our
Waiting Families
Birth Mothers
In Their Own Words
Francesca and Sarah Our waiting families come from all walks of life, and look to adopt for many different reasons. What they have in common is a deep desire to share their love with a child. These waiting families have completed the home study process at Spence-Chapin and are ready to adopt. Learn more about them here. Birth mother Noelle shares her personal experiences and decision about whether to parent or make an adoption plan.

  • I was petrified. I was six or seven months pregnant before I came here. At first I thought my world was over.

  • I didn’t even know about open adoption. Amy, my social worker, explained all my options, and the different types of adoption: open, semi-open, private. She also explained that there’s a 30-day period if you decide you don’t want to do it.

  • My main concern was my child and giving him the best life possible. [The family I chose] are like another part of my family. We’re very open. I go to my child’s birthday. I saw him last weekend. They’re very open to my family. Their attitude is the more people who love him the better.

  • Here at Spence-Chapin you just feel so supported in every way. Even if you feel you might not go through with it, there’s no pressure. It just felt so comfortable almost like a family environment. They make it about you. They make you number one. Because you are. You’re coming here for their help, and that’s their main concern. Not just to get a baby to give to somebody else.

  • I know that all adoptive parents don’t want an open adoption. It sounds really scary to them. Every situation is just so different. But if an adoptive parent came here, I don’t think there’d be pressure…I think Spence-Chapin would be supportive of what you would be comfortable with. They wouldn’t push you into something you really wouldn’t be comfortable doing.

  • I’m just so grateful that I came here. I don’t know where I would have been if I didn’t come here. I’m just so grateful for the loving, warm, and supportive attitude that they have. Even now, four years later, they still feel like family to me.

  • I was petrified. I was six or seven months pregnant before I came here. At first I thought my world was over.

  • I didn’t even know about open adoption. Amy, my social worker, explained all my options, and the different types of adoption: open, semi-open, private. She also explained that there’s a 30-day period if you decide you don’t want to do it.

  • My main concern was my child and giving him the best life possible. [The family I chose] are like another part of my family. We’re very open. I go to my child’s birthday. I saw him last weekend. They’re very open to my family. Their attitude is the more people who love him the better.

  • Here at Spence-Chapin you just feel so supported in every way. Even if you feel you might not go through with it, there’s no pressure. It just felt so comfortable almost like a family environment. They make it about you. They make you number one. Because you are. You’re coming here for their help, and that’s their main concern. Not just to get a baby to give to somebody else.

  • I know that all adoptive parents don’t want an open adoption. It sounds really scary to them. Every situation is just so different. But if an adoptive parent came here, I don’t think there’d be pressure…I think Spence-Chapin would be supportive of what you would be comfortable with. They wouldn’t push you into something you really wouldn’t be comfortable doing.

  • I’m just so grateful that I came here. I don’t know where I would have been if I didn’t come here. I’m just so grateful for the loving, warm, and supportive attitude that they have. Even now, four years later, they still feel like family to me.