CYFS pregnancy planning counselors are licensed, trained and experienced. They specialize in working with expectant parents and families facing an unexpected pregnancy.
We could tell you all the reasons why you would choose to work with our Pregnancy Counseling Services team, but it might be more helpful for you to hear from others who have used these services in the past.
“When I first found out I was pregnant, I did not know what to do. I just wore big sweatshirts, and did not say anything to anyone. When my parents finally asked me and I said, ‘yes.’ They made a plan for me to go to see a pregnancy planning counselor. I was not happy about this. I did not want to give my baby up for adoption.”
“I went to the appointment and was surprised that the counselor did not try to talk me into making an adoption plan. She listened to what I wanted and helped me think about how I would raise may baby. She also told me about open adoption. I liked this idea because I could finish growing up and still see my baby. I liked the idea of my baby having two parents and a stable life, something I could not give just yet.”
“It has been three years since my baby’s adoption and I do not regret my decision. I love my baby, and I also know that I was not ready to be a mom. I do feel sad that I could not give him what he needed, but then again, I did. Through open adoption he gets to know me and he gets to have a happy, loving, two parent family.”