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Kelsey Vander Vliet is a Blogger, Pro-Life Feminist, and a Birth Mom.

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PREGNANCY SUPPORT

Care Net: A network of pregnancy resource centers in the United States and Canada that provides free pregnancy tests, peer counseling, post-abortion support and other practical help to empower women facing concerns regarding their pregnancy.

Option Line: A toll-free, 24/7 nationwide hotline (1-800-395-HELP) that offers trained, caring consultants who can answer confidential questions about pregnancy tests, STDs, abortion, adoption, parenting, medical referrals, housing, other pregnancy-related issues, and can refer a woman to a pregnancy care center in her area.

Askthemamas on Instagram (or) askthemamas@gmail.com

 

POTENTIAL BIRTH MOTHERS

Organizations that will provide the birth mother with unbiased attention during her adoption plan…

Newborn Adoption Doulas: Provides a birth mother with focused support. This doula service focuses on the birth mother’s wishes throughout her adoption plan.

Legal Representation: Birth parents may want an additional legal representative during the adoption process and after relinquishing their parental rights. When seeking an additional attorney, find out how many adoptions the attorney has handled, and ask whether any of them were contested or developed other complications. The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys can help or refer a potential birth parent to the nearest adoption attorney in their area.

Murray Nellis Law Group: The Murray Nellis Law Group is a small firm located in South Georgia, with a passion for serving birth mothers, the adoptees, and prospective adoptive parents throughout their adoption journey.

 

MATERNITY HOMES

Talk About Adoption™ lists maternity homes that provide pregnant women with free and safe housing. The maternity homes listed below will also provide an expectant mother with parenting courses and resources if she is choosing to parent, and referrals to honest and reputable licensed adoption agencies if she is seeking an adoption plan. Talk About Adoption™ promotes maternity homes that advocate a woman’s decision to either parent or place her child for adoption.

Liberty Godparent Home

Guiding Star Brazos Valley

*If you are a maternity home that provides pregnant women with parenting or adoption resources, please contact Talk About Adoption™ so we can add your name to our list. Your organization must meet certain criteria. Once you have contacted us, we will respond back to you shortly for details in acceptance.

 

LITERATURE FOR BIRTH PARENTS

The Best for You, by Kelsey Stewart

Life Givers, by James L. Gritter

On The Night You Were Born, by Nancy Tillman

Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You, by Nancy Tillman

Released & Delivered: Pregnant At 16, From Regret to Redemption (A True Story), by Tasha Brown & Janelle Basham

A Birthparent’s Book of Memories, by Brenda Romanchik

The Open Adoption Experience: A Complete Guide For Adoptive and Birth Families, by Lois Ruskai Melina

 

LITERATURE FOR PARENTING

Simplicity Parenting, by Kim John Payne

The Five Languages of Children, by Gary D Chapman

Before You Were Born, by Jennifer Davis

 

VIDEOS

The Agape Project

 

FERTILITY ALTERNATIVES

The Guiding Star Project

Love Naturally

Take Charge of Your Fertility, by Toni Weschler

 

BIRTH MOTHERS – Now What?

Connect with the organizations below for non-judgmental support and community:

Big Tough Girl: Provides non-judgmental birth mom support and community

Three Strands: Three Strands exists to love, serve, and lock arms with a birth mom, through a community of birth moms, adoptive moms, and older adopted children. They begin with the delivery of Three Strands Bags to the hospital.

BraveLove: Exists to change the perception of adoption through honest, informative and hopeful communication that conveys the bravery of birth mothers

BirthMom Buds: Provides support to birth mothers and pregnant women considering adoption

Sally’s Lambs®: Celebrating adoption by cherishing birth mothers

 

BIRTH FATHERS

Connect with the organizations below for non-judgmental support and community:

Tyler & Catelynn (MTV Reality Stars)

The Open Adoption: A Birth Father’s Journey