Your Choices

Know All of Your Options

Confused about what to do next? Every situation is unique, just like every person is unique. Only you know the details of your situation. Although others may have opinions about your choices, you are the one that will have to live with your decision. Your personal pregnancy navigator will help you explore each option available to help you decide what is best for your baby and for you.

This should not be a rushed decision. It will take a lot of thought and consideration over the course of days or weeks. After you’ve been given information, you may find that you are overwhelmed and need to “sit with it” for a bit. That’s OK. We will give you the information you need and want in a timeframe that works for you. You may find that you want further explanation. We can answer questions or go through the options as many times as you need.

What Do You Want for Yourself

The first step in this process is to take a good look at the goals you have for yourself. This may seem selfish to think about yourself while there is little one growing inside of you. However, you cannot take care of someone else until you take care of yourself. We want you to think first about your life and future. Here are a few of the topics your personal pregnancy navigator will talk to you about.


  • Where are you in your education and career?
  • Would you like to further your education or work towards a better job?

Social Life

  • What type of social life do you want?
  • Do you enjoy staying home or going out with friends?


  • If you are in a relationship now, what is the status of that relationship?
  • Is it a positive relationship?
  • Do you feel loved and supported emotionally?

Living Arrangements

  • Where are you living?
  • Would you like to continuing living there?

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If you are UNSURE what is best for your baby and for you WE CAN HELP. Your personal pregnancy navigator will…

  • We can talk about your current income and expense and see what life will be like after your baby is born.
  • If you choose adoption, we can discuss what financial and medical assistance will be available to you.

Deciding between parenting and adoption is probably the most important decision you’ll have been faced with in your life. This decision takes a great deal of thought and consideration, and we don’t want you to have to make it alone. Your personal pregnancy navigator will help you explore every angle as it pertains to YOU and YOUR LIFE so that you can make the best decision for you and your child.

We will NEVER PRESSURE YOU. This decision is one you will live with for the rest of your life.  It’s a decision ONLY YOU CAN MAKE. You must make the right decision for you – we are just here to help.

Adoption Services for Pregnant Women in South Dakota, North Dakota and Nebraska


Choosing Adoption

If You Choose Adoption – We Can Help You – All Services Are Free To You.

Before Baby is Born

  • Help you create an adoption plan that is YOUR PLAN done YOUR WAY.  It will then become your personal pregnancy navigator’s goal to carry out YOUR PLAN.
  • Help you find prenatal care; somewhere you are treated with respect and comfortable.
  • Be a there for you 24/7 to help you deal with emotions and questions.
  • Help you determine how much and what type of contact you are comfortable having with the adoptive family in the future.
  • Help you find an AMAZING, SAFE and LOVING adoptive family of your CHOICE that is just right for YOU.  If this is not a decision you wish to make, we can make it for you.
  • Help you tell your friends, family and/or baby’s father about your pregnancy.
  • Help you tell your friends, family and baby’s father about your decision to choose adoption so they can understand and SUPPORT YOU.
  • We will guide you through the entire legal process.
  • Provide financial assistance
    • Create a budget to ensure you have the best tools at hand to create a successful life.
    • Each state has different laws about what financial assistance birthmothers can receive.  These laws are designed to protect you from being coerced into placing your child for adoption.  Your personal pregnancy advocate will guide you through what is and is not allowable.  If you find yourself needing assistance with rent, utilities or transportation, your personal pregnancy navigator will discuss these laws and guidelines with you.
  • EMPOWER YOU through adoption.


During Delivery

  • Your personal pregnancy navigator will plan to be with you during your delivery and see you through the entire experience, if that is what you want.
  • Based on YOUR adoption plan, we will contact the adoptive family when/if YOU want them to be at the hospital.

After Baby is Born

  • We will BE THERE FOR YOU to help deal with the emotions that come after your baby is born and the days, months or even years after.
  • We will be there to assist with coordinating any medical needs after baby is born.
  • We will continue to guide you through the legal process.
  • We will be a part of your life for as long as you want. We love building long-term relationships and friendships with the mothers we work with. But we also understand that, for some, we can be a reminder of painful memories. If that is your situation, we completely understand. But we will always be here for you if need help – days, months, or years after your pregnancy.
  • We also enjoy CELEBRATING the JOYS and SUCCESSES in your life that you chose to share with us.

Choosing adoption for your child is an extremely selfless and loving decision. Without amazing birthparents, those who cannot have children biologically would never be able to be parents. While you are making a difficult decision, please know that the adoptive family you choose will forever honor you, hold you in their hearts and be grateful to you. You will forever be a part of their family as well.


Choosing Parenting

If you chose to parent - WE CAN HELP

Providing Resources

  • Give you suggestions on medical/prenatal resources.
  • Connect you to financial assistance and resources for parenting. 

Help You Identify Support Systems In Your Life, Such As

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Neighbors
  • Coworkers
  • Baby’s Father
  • His Family

Help You Come Up With A Plan For Parenting

  • Where will you live?
  • How will you support yourself and your baby?
  • What financial resources do you have?
  • What child-care resources do you have?
  • How does a baby grow and develop?
  • What will I need to go home from the hospital?
  • What will I need as my baby grows into a toddler?
  • What role will the father of my baby play in our lives?
  • What legal rights/obligations does he have?
  • What if parenting doesn’t work out for me in a few days, weeks or months?

Give You Information On How To Have A Healthy Pregnancy

  • Prenatal care (who, where, when)
  • Healthy food/nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Risks/concerns

Be There For You Should You Want To Revisit Your Options At Any Point
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Considering Abortion?

Are You...

  • Pregnant?
  • Scared?
  • Alone?
  • Confused?
  • Angry?


Is Your Life...

  • Chaos?
  • Stressful?
  • Planned out?

You are pregnant. This is not what you’d planned. What do you do? Who can you talk to? At this point in your life, you may be looking for a quick fix. Abortion may seem like like the only solution to helping you get back to a normal life.

Before making a decision about your pregnancy, we want you to know there are physical and emotional considerations to any choice you make. We encourage you to consider the long-term impact of this decision.

We are here to help. Please contact Coleen to talk about your options. Our services are free, confidential and private.

A Few Things to Think About…

We sincerely hope you will chat/call/text/email us so we can objectively help you talk through your options. 

Do Not Let Anyone Pressure You Into A Decision

 Whether you chose parenting, adoption or abortion, it’s a decision YOU will be living with for a life time.  Make sure YOU are 100% comfortable with this decision.  Women who go through with an abortion that they felt pressured or coerced into are more likely to experience strong emotional impacts.

Find Support

It may be tempting to isolate yourself right now but you don’t need to.  Doing so can put you at risk emotionally.  We are here to listen and help you find your support system.  Women who do not have support, are at greater risk of the emotional side effects.

Your Beliefs

What impact do your personal/religious/spiritual beliefs have on your decision?  This is a choice you will live with for the rest of your life.  Your beliefs will impact how you feel about your choice.

Pros & Cons

Have you weighed the pros/cons of all of your options?  If not, please contact us now.  You owe it to yourself to explore all options available to you before making this life changing decision.  You will be able to objectively explore your options and determine your best course of action.

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