Most people considering adoption have a lot of questions. You may be in a very difficult situation. It’s normal to feel confused or be unsure of what to do.

The following resources will help you understand adoption and find the help you need to create an adoption plan.

Adoption Information

American Adoptions

Considering Adoption

Adoption Agencies

Adoptions from the Heart

Birth Mother Thoughts


National Drug Help Hotline: 1-800-662-4357

National Alcohol and Drug Dependence Hopeline:  1-800-622-2255

Health Effects of Chemicals

Al-Anon for Families of Alcoholics: 1-800-344-2666

American Addiction Centers

Start Your Recovery



Help Navigating the Medicaid Application

Affordable Care Act Plans

National Life Center: Offers free medical help, assistance obtaining WIC and can provide free baby supplies.

1-800-848-LOVE (5683)

Help Finding a Therapist: 1-800-843-7274

AIDS National Hotline: 1-800-342-2437 offers accurate information on prescription and over-the-counter medication and their associated side effects. Please see the Yaz Lawsuit page for more information.

Unplanned Pregnancy Options

Understanding your three choices: Parenting, adoption and abortion

American Adoptions

Planned Parenthood

Parenting Help

1-888-4-OPTIONS (678-4667)

Care Net: A faith-based crisis pregnancy center that provides referrals to pregnancy centers in the caller’s area. This resource can be helpful to some, although those considering abortion will want to look elsewhere.


Pregnancy Centers Online: Provides counseling, referrals to clinics, pregnancy development information and post-abortion help.

Post Abortion Trauma: 1-800-593-2273

Unplanned Pregnancy

Rape, Abuse and Incest

Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN): Counseling for victims of sexual assaults.

1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Child Abuse

Childhelp USA, National Child Abuse Hotline: Provides crisis counseling for child victims of abuse and referrals to area services.


National Hotline for Missing and Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678

Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline: Provides counseling for domestic violence victims, family members, friends, and batterers. The hotline provides callers with the location of a nearby shelter, legal information, outreach services, and can help the family develop a safety plan.


TDD: 1-800-787-3224 (TDD for hearing impaired)

Mental Illness

National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

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