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Birth parent services

When you contact the Adoption Center, we will match you with an adoption counselor who will guide you through the process, supporting you every step of the way. Our goal is to help you make a plan for yourself and your baby that is comfortable, without pressure, and as stress-free as possible.  

You are entitled to receive free and comprehensive services and ongoing support, including: 

  • Professional counselingTalk one-on-one with an experienced adoption counselor who will help you plan for your future and that of your baby.
  • A personalized adoption planTell us about your preferences for an adoptive family, such as race, siblings, age, and the type of relationship you want before and after the placement.
  • Your choice of adoptive parentsYou are able review letters and pictures of waiting families,and choose your baby’s adoptive parents.
  • Quality medical care – We will help you apply for medical coverage, if needed. If you have private medical insurance that does not cover 100 percent of your care, we will  make sure that you are not left with a medical bill. The adoptive family will pay the deductible and/or co-pay, as needed.
  • Help with living expenses In accordance with your state’s adoption laws, we will assist you with living expenses (e.g. rent, food, utilities, phone, maternity clothing, and other basic necessities) for a period of time before and after the placement.
  • Legal assistanceWorking with an experienced adoption attorney, we will adhere to the laws in your state to ensure that the adoption plan you make for your baby is secure, and your rights are protected.
  • Open adoptionYou and your child’s adoptive parents will determine the type of openness and contact following the placement. You may agree to stay in touch through family visits, phone calls, email or social networking.  Some women prefer a closed adoption.  

Interested in learning more about the adoption process?  .

  • Send us a text message or call us. Simply click this link and choose a way to reach us: contact us

If you're ready, ask to schedule a time to meet with an adoption counselor. The meeting will help you to learn more about your options so you can make an informed decision. There is no obligation to move forward with an adoption plan if it is not the right decision for you.


Services Available throughout Illinois and Indiana

Outposts: Chicago, Northern Illinois, Central and Southern Illinois, Northern and Northwest Indiana and Central and Southern Indiana


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"We had an amazing experience with this agency. The counselors are open minded, supportive of birth mothers and prospective adoptive families."