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.
National Drug Help Hotline: 1-800-662-4357
National Alcohol and Drug Dependence Hopeline: 1-800-622-2255
Al-Anon for Families of Alcoholics: 1-800-344-2666
Help Finding a Therapist: 1-800-843-7274
AIDS National Hotline: 1-800-342-2437
Unplanned Pregnancy Options
Understanding your three choices: Parenting, adoption and abortion
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
Rape, Abuse and Incest
Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN): Counseling for victims of sexual assaults.
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
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)
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)