I’m pregnant – now what?
The good news is that there are many life choices available. You may have thought about raising your baby. Or, you may have considered placing your baby for adoption but, you aren’t sure what adoption is like. Maybe you are afraid of what other people might say if you place your baby for adoption. You may have heard negative things from others about placing your baby for adoption. The staff of Wasatch Adoptions can help you understand your current situation and your available options. We understand this is a critical time in your life. We can help you understand and make the decisions that need to be made for you and your baby’s future.
Who can I talk to?
Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you have an unplanned pregnancy and don’t know what to do, give us a call. We will make an appointment to talk with one of our Pregnancy Counselors. When a life altering event happens, it’s best to talk to a professional who understands your situation and can help you with the available choices. Our pregnancy counselors are here to help you decide what will work best for you. If you would like to talk to one of our counselors, please call us at 801-334-8683 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are my adoption choices?
Some of the things to think about –
- Should I keep my baby and be a single parent?
- Should I place the baby with an adoptive family?
- If I do place my baby with an adoptive family, will they love my baby as much as I do?
- How does adoption really work?
Our pregnancy counselors will help you understand the options and resources available to you.
What are my rights as a birth parent?
As clients of Wasatch International Adoptions, you are entitled to the following rights:
- Be treated with dignity.
- Be free from potential harm or acts of violence.
- Be free from discrimination.
- Be free from abuse, neglect, mistreatment and fraud.
- Communicate and visit with family, attorney, clergy, physician, counselor, or case manager, unless therapeutically contraindicated or court-restricted.
- Privacy of current and closed records.
- Be informed of agency policies and procedures that affect client or guardian’s ability to make informed decisions regarding client care to include:
- Program expectations, requirements, mandatory or voluntary aspects of the program consequences for non-compliance.
- Reasons for involuntary termination from the program and criteria for re-admission program service fees and billing.
- Safety and characteristics of the physical environment where services will be provided.