In September, ACFB hosted our very first adoption celebration for families who have adopted through us in the last ten years. Our theme for the
Unplanned Pregnancy? Is Adoption Right for you?
Placing your baby for adoption can be a difficult decision, but it’s an important one that will impact you and your child’s lives forever. No matter what anyone tells you, adoption is a personal decision that only you can make. The opinion of family and friends is important, but in the end it is your life and your future. You must make the best decision for you and your unborn baby.
Expectant mothers contact the Adoption Center for Family Building for a variety of reasons. A single mother may feel she can’t support another child or she may want her baby to be raised by two parents. An unmarried couple may feel the timing isn’t right to start a family. A pregnant teen without adequate education or job skills may worry about the risk of poverty for her child and herself.
Regardless of what your situation looks like, we can help you explore your options and make a plan for you and your baby. Your decision will depend on many factors including where you are in life, your goals and wants for your child, your financial situation and your relationship with the birth father.
As you think about adoption, it might be helpful to consider the following questions:
It’s normal to experience a range of feelings before, during, and after your adoption – even if you know it’s the right choice. Placing a baby for adoption involves a loss and a sense of sorrow. In order to ensure that your experience is a positive one, you will have an experienced counselor supporting you throughout the adoption process. In the end — if you choose adoption — knowing that your child is part of a stable, secure and loving family will give you peace of mind. If you choose open adoption, you may stay connected with this child and his or her family.
Adoption Center for Family Building is an adoption agency licensed in Illinois and Indiana. For more information about placing your baby for adoption, please visit our website at www.centerforfamily.com or call our toll free number at 1-800-869-1005. Birth parent counselors are available to answer questions, Monday-Sunday from 8am until 9pm. You may also request a free information packet or text Maggie at 847-366-6343.
Hi, and a heartfelt welcome to our story. We are Gretchen and Nestor! We've always felt strongly about building our family through adoption. We are both very excited about adding a child to our family and providing a loving home. Choosing to place a child for adoption is an incredibly brave decision. We fully respect and honor your reasons, knowing they are uniquely your own. We are grateful for the immense love you're showing by considering this path, and we thank you.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know us! We are Nina and Mike. We are in our mid-thirties and live in a suburb outside of Indianapolis. We met in high school at a choir competition in Michigan and have been friends ever since. We love music, reading, playing games and look forward to sharing all of this with a new member of our family. We are excited to grow our family through the adoption process and would be honored to walk this journey with you. Please know that you and your baby are already valued and loved by us!