Resources For Pregnant Women
If you are experiencing and unexpected pregnancy, you may need a little extra help as everyone does at times. It can be hard to know where to turn and how to find the help you need. At Lifetime Adoption, a Florida Adoption Agency in Pasco County, our caring adoption coordinators will guide you through the steps to access the resources you need. Give a coordinator a call or text at 1-800-923-6784 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
In addition to the resources available through Lifetime Adoption, there are many online and local resources available. You can contact 211 Pasco County online or by phone. The representatives at 211 can help connect you with housing, medical and put you in touch with other local organizations that can provide support.
Considering adoption while coping with an unexpected pregnancy, can leave some women feeling alone and as if family and friends might not really understand what you are going through. It is often helpful to talk with someone who has been in your shoes or to hear stories about others who have had your experiences. You may want some advice or just someone to listen without judgement. There are online and local organizations that can put you in touch with someone who will listen and help.
Counseling as well as support groups are available. There are opportunities, such as Birth Mother Blessing that can help with maternity clothes, and other necessities and Lifetime Foundation, which offers scholarships and counseling. The On Your Feet Foundation offers counseling, birth mother retreats and even financial assistance if you need to help you reach the goals you set for yourself.
There are many resources for you. Do not feel like you are alone. Visit some of these sites and contact your adoption coordinator to find the support and resources you need.
211 Get Connected. Get Help.
This Pasco County 211 will help you reach local organizations that will assist with medical, housing, and any other needs you have.
This faith based organization will provide support, peer counseling, encouragement, and friendship to women considering adoption and expectant mothers.
Concerned United Birthparents
Advocates for fair and ethical adoption policies, practices, and laws and supports everyone who has experience adoption in their lives.
On Your Feet Foundation
A place for adoptive parents and birth parents to receive emotional, financial and educational support after adoption.
HelpPro Therapist Finder
This is a searchable database of psychologist, social workers, family and marriage counselors and other mental health professionals that is a free service.
Changing the outdated perception of adoption is the goal of BraveLove. They do this through stories and first- hand accounts. You can hear others stories or submit your story to be an inspiration to others.
If you are in need of basic necessities or would like to apply for a scholarship to further your education, contact Lifetime Foundation.
Birth Mother Blessings
Provides household items, hospital kits, maternity clothes, and other necessities for birth mothers.
We are here to help you decide if adoption is the right choice for you. Along the way, we may need some additional information. The forms listed below are some of the forms we may ask you to complete, depending on your situation. You can start now, or your coordinator can direct you to the forms she needs. As always, any information you share here is completely private and will be sent only to our caring coordinators. If you have any questions, you can always call us at 1-800-923-6784.
- Adoption Questionnaire for Pregnant Mothers
- Adoption Questionnaire for Older Children Being Placed
- Health Form
- Birth Father Health Form
- Pregnancy Related Expense Form
- Medical Release
- Birth Father Questionnaire
- Adoption Disclosure
- Native American Heritage Form