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If You Are Facing an Unplanned Pregnancy...

Birth Parent

...you should know that you have options.

At Spence-Chapin we understand that an unplanned pregnancy can be confusing and overwhelming. We know what you're going through and we can help you find answers.
Our experienced counselors provide free, confidential and non-judgmental options counseling to help expectant and birth parents because we believe that the best choice is an informed choice. A few of those options are:
  • parenting
  • getting help from friends and family
  • making an adoption plan
Once you have had a chance to talk through all of your options, you will be better equipped to make a decision that feels right to you. A Spence-Chapin counselor will be with you every step of the way.
You can contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on our Pregnancy Hotline at 800-321-5683. If you're not ready to talk, you can email us your questions at helpline@spence-chapin.org.
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Meet Some of Our
Waiting Families
Birth Mothers
In Their Own Words
Marsha 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 Wendy shares her personal experiences and decision about whether to parent or make an adoption plan.

  • I found myself pregnant, alone and without support. I was lucky that a hospital worker referred me to Spence-Chapin.

  • From the beginning I knew that adoption was the right decision for me. I was not ready to be a parent, emotionally or financially.

  • Through extensive counseling Spence-Chapin helped me confirm that this was indeed the right choice for me. They encouraged me to choose the adoptive family by giving me a large stack of detailed profiles. When the right profile found me, a meeting was arranged. After only a few hours, I knew I had found the perfect person to lovingly raise my baby.

  • The whole process was very positive, even when I signed the final papers (a very difficult time). Continued support was/is offered post adoption.

  • Ten years later my semi-open adoption is now open. When my son was seven, we had a reunion that seemed so natural. His adoptive mother had sent such beautiful pictures and letters over the years, I felt like I knew him. He knew exactly who I was and he was okay with it.

  • This was the biggest relief of my life. I am now married and have a three year old son. They have met several times and I know their relationship will continue to grow as they get older. Without Spence-Chapin, this may not have turned out to be such a great story. I am thankful every day.

  • I found myself pregnant, alone and without support. I was lucky that a hospital worker referred me to Spence-Chapin.

  • From the beginning I knew that adoption was the right decision for me. I was not ready to be a parent, emotionally or financially.

  • Through extensive counseling Spence-Chapin helped me confirm that this was indeed the right choice for me. They encouraged me to choose the adoptive family by giving me a large stack of detailed profiles. When the right profile found me, a meeting was arranged. After only a few hours, I knew I had found the perfect person to lovingly raise my baby.

  • The whole process was very positive, even when I signed the final papers (a very difficult time). Continued support was/is offered post adoption.

  • Ten years later my semi-open adoption is now open. When my son was seven, we had a reunion that seemed so natural. His adoptive mother had sent such beautiful pictures and letters over the years, I felt like I knew him. He knew exactly who I was and he was okay with it.

  • This was the biggest relief of my life. I am now married and have a three year old son. They have met several times and I know their relationship will continue to grow as they get older. Without Spence-Chapin, this may not have turned out to be such a great story. I am thankful every day.