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 [email protected].

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:

  1. The right to privacy of information and privacy for both current and closed records.
  2. The right to know the reasons for involuntary termination and criteria for readmission to the program.
  3. The right to have freedom from potential harm or acts of violence to you or others.
  4. The right to know your responsibilities, including tasks, privileges and rules of conduct.
  5. The right to know there are service fees and other costs.
  6. The right to know the grievance and complaint procedures.
  7. The right of freedom from discrimination.
  8. The right to be treated with dignity.

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