The Adoption Process

We know this is not an easy decision. It’s not easy to carry your child to term or to choose another family to parent your child. But make no mistake - these sacrifices make you a very special mom. Because of your love and courage, your child has everything needed to start a beautiful life.

Step-by-Step Process

Reach Out & Gather Information

By reading this, you’re already taking this important step. The more you understand your options, the more confident you will feel about making the best choice for you. Call an options counselor. Your call does not mean you’ve decided on adoption, but it helps to talk to someone who cares and also can give you factual information. You can make contact through a personal meeting, by phone, through live chat, email, or by completing the contact form.

Consider Your Options

Think about what your future goals are. Do you see yourself being a parent as you finish high school, college, or work full-time? Will you have the support system to help you with your child? These are just a couple of questions that you should consider.

Meet Your Caseworker

Begin working with your caseworker on your personal adoption plan.

Choose Your Level of Contact

Adoption today looks very different than it used to. You have control over the level of contact you want with your child going forward. See your options.

Choose a Family

Adoptive parents submit profiles after they are screened and selected by Gladney. Parent profiles provide you with photos and personal information about each family - who they are and what they value in life. You’ll have plenty of time to select the perfect family for your child when you are ready.

Plan Your Delivery

You can work with your medical professional and your caseworker to customize your delivery for you and your baby.

Support After Delivery

Our Community Resources Team can provide the training you need to meet your goals, such as a place to live, a job, or even a career. We also offer one-on-one counseling by phone or in person. Through our support groups, you can continue to share life’s ups and downs with others like you. Gladney provides you with counseling and encouragement for a lifetime.

What to Expect

Adoption today looks very different than it used to. We know this is a difficult season, but we also know good things can come from this. Gladney will do everything we can to support you during and after this journey.

What to Expect