Information for Birthparents
Unplanned Pregnancy? Adoption Circle is here to help.
Adoption Circle’s philosophy is that all children have the right to love, security and nurturing; the foundation necessary to become a healthy, happy and productive adult. Adoption Circle realizes that this type of environment may not always be possible if a child remains with his or her family of birth. It is the Agency’s belief that birthparents have the ultimate responsibility to make parenting decisions for their children. Adoption should be a parenting decision that birthparents make for their children after considering all of their options, free of pressure and coercion from all potential sources.
We know you and every birthparent who calls us has searched their heart to make the right decision for their baby. Adoption is a permanent lifelong decision that requires courage, responsibility, unselfishness and love of yourself and your child.
Adoption Circle is an Ohio-based, state licensed, non-profit adoption agency that believes all parents want to make decisions that are in the best interest of their children. When the choice is adoption, Adoption Circle’s caring and compassionate staff will personally work with you to design your adoption plan. Working together builds trust and comfort, the foundation for a positive adoption experience.
We are proud that our circle stands as a symbol of the lifelong relationship between adoptive and birth families, children and adoption professionals. Adoption Circle pledges its support to you and wants you to be fully informed and know that this decision is yours to make.
At Adoption Circle, our pregnancy counseling is free, nonjudgmental and confidential. We will always treat you with respect and care. Our experienced social workers will discuss the many options that are available to you.
Your Rights as a Birthmother:
- Right to dignity and respect.
- Right to make your decision at your own pace at your own time.
- Right to choose stable, secure and loving parent(s) for your baby and receive information about them.
- Right to choose what type of adoption you want.
- Right to receive counseling before, during and after the placement.
- Right to financial, medical and living assistance according to State laws.
- Right to retain legal counsel.
- Right to confidentiality.
- Right to maintain contact with the agency and adoptive parents over the years.