Our counselors have years of personal and professional experience offering guidance to individuals and couples experiencing unplanned pregnancy. At Forever Bound, we want you to be comfortable and to make the best decision for you. We’re here to help.
There are several options available to you. While we are advocates of adoption, we are dedicated to helping you educate yourself about all of the options available, and to helping you make the choice you believe is best for you.
If you choose to place your baby for adoption, there are many things you can do to ensure you have a positive experience throughout the process. Our team of adoption professionals will help you access all of the information and resources you need to make informed decisions.
Regardless of your choice, we want you to receive the education, support, counseling, and resources you need. United for Adoption, a nationwide network of adoptive families, birth parents, and adoption professionals, is an excellent source of lifelong support.
If you choose to place your baby for adoption, Forever Bound Adoption fosters an atmosphere where the rights of birth parents and adoptive parents are respected and supported. Forever Bound Adoption also carefully assesses and educates adoptive families to ensure their readiness to provide a stable, loving home. Additionally, your needs will be carefully evaluated, and support services and referrals will be provided to help meet your needs.
Some adoptive couples prefer to use an adoption attorney rather than an agency in order to minimize adoption expenses. Unfortunately, these couples lack support and are often less prepared to understand the adoption process, do not understand the importance of openness in adoption, have not been educated about how to make sure your needs are met and how to talk to their child about adoption. Carefully consider any family who is only willing to work with an attorney. At the very least, ask them to provide you with your own attorney and payment for counseling services.
No. We will answer your questions and discuss your options. We won’t move forward with anything until you decide what you want to do and are ready.
No, there are no costs to you as a birthmother.
Adopted children grow up knowing they are doubly loved – by their biological and adoptive parents. This love is demonstrated by the sacrifices made by each parent in their lives. Adoptive parents are eager to share with their children your legacy of love, courage, and selflessness in choosing adoption.
Choosing adoption will likely be the hardest choice you ever make. And, you might waiver throughout your pregnancy. However, if you truly feel that it is the best option for your child, you will become part of a strong, supportive community.
I had the good fortune of meeting Steve Sunday in 1993. I was nineteen and faced with an unplanned pregnancy. His knowledge and compassion during this process and afterward were unmatched. I am forever grateful to him for the help he gave to me and my family.
I will always remember what Shannon Lyon did for me and my beautiful baby boy. She saved both of our lives, and she helped me give him a truly amazing family which is what that sweet boy deserved.
We offer free one-on-one counseling. All of our counseling services are non-judgmental. We recognize that you are the expert on your own life. Our staff is committed to helping you make the right choices for yourself.
Give us a call if you’re ready to talk. Or, if you’d prefer not to talk just yet, fill out the form and we’ll contact you by email or phone as soon as we can.
While we do encourage you to reach out to your family for support, you can contact us confidentially.