Supporting Young Women Through Adoption
Since starting our adoption program, Adoption Choices of Northern California, Women’s Health Specialists has assisted hundreds of birthmoms and adoptive parents.
Our adoption program focuses on pregnant women and ensures that they are in control of their adoption plans. Birthmoms select the family, make decisions regarding the birth and hospital stay and determine the amount of contact that will be maintained after the placement. We empower pregnant women of all ages choosing adoption to create the adoption plan that will be the best fit for them.
Most of our clients are in rural Northern California. One of our recent cases was with a birthmom in rural North Eastern California who placed with a lesbian couple. In picking a family, she felt drawn to this couple and had a special connection with where they lived since her first child was born in the same community. The birthmom came to adoption because she felt it would be the best thing for the child as she was not ready to parent two children alone; financially or emotionally. Our staff traveled to her for all of our meetings including the meetings with the the adoptive family. After the birth and hospital stay, the adoptive family was in contact through daily texting and exchanged pictures of the baby for a few months to help the birthmom as she moved through her grief. They have a very open and caring relationship with each other and are so happy to have found one another through Adoption Choices.
Choosing adoption can be a difficult and emotional decision but when women are given control over their bodies and choices in their adoption, they are better prepared to handle their grief.
Our program is free to women placing. Our services include full adoption facilitation which for birthmoms includes; providing screened adoptive parents, coordination of meetings with adoptive family selected, hospital and post birth contact facilitation, pre and post birth adoption support, adoption counseling with a therapist in your area, and we travel to where birth moms live throughout Northern California. We also offer ongoing support groups for birthmothers and all members of the adoption triad.
Your support helps us continue to provide free services to birthmoms and supoprt young women through adoption.
Here's some quotes from our clients:
“Thank you for your help in making my adoption a positive experience.”
“I don’t know what would have happened with everything if you hadn’t been there. You made a difficult situation into an easier one. You and your program are a miracle.”
"This was the best decision I ever made. Thank you so much Adoption Choices!"