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I’m Pregnant

Is adoption right for me?

With The Villages’ Mother-Centered Domestic Infant Adoption Program, it’s okay if you’re not sure. We take time to get to know you, understand your situation, and guide you through your decision. No matter what you decide, we’re here to support you. Your physical and mental wellbeing is our highest priority.

Are you pregnant and considering adoption? 

We’re here for you.

Why choose The Villages?

Our Mother-Centered Domestic Infant Adoption Program is different from other adoption programs because it’s designed around you. This program meets your unique physical and emotional needs as an expectant mother and honors your wishes throughout the adoption process. If you’re feeling alone or overwhelmed by the adoption process, this program connects you with real people who can walk with you every step of the way.

The Adoption Process

01 Meet with The Villages

02 Match with a Family

03 Receive Ongoing Services

In a virtual or in-person meeting, The Villages will help you determine if adoption is a good fit for you. You will receive one-on-one support from an Adoption Care Expert via phone, text, or email, and access to a 24-hour phone number for urgent situations. You may also choose to receive services unrelated to adoption, such as crisis intervention services and connections to food and housing assistance.

If you decide to move forward with adoption, our team will help match you with an adoptive family. You will select one of The Villages’ waiting families and decide if you’d like to meet in person. We also offer helpful services during this part of the process, such as arranging transportation to doctor’s appointments, helping you create a birth plan, connecting you with an attorney, and more.

Once the baby is born, you will sign the legal adoption paperwork. At this point, your continued engagement with us is up to you. Should you choose, we are happy to provide weekly check-ins, monthly check-ins, and post-adoption counseling. We can also continue to provide crisis intervention services, referrals for urgent and ongoing needs, and connections to food and housing assistance.

Meet Waiting Families

Our Mother-Centered Domestic Infant Adoption Program is full of wonderful families waiting to welcome a new infant into their home. These families have successfully completed a rigorous home study process with our licensed staff, so you can feel confident knowing your child will thrive in a safe and loving home.

Zach and Kari

Zach and Kari are all about love and outdoor fun; enjoying walks, sports, ATV rides, fishing, and golf. Excited to welcome a new child, they’re ready to make their family even more loving and active. A child will join their one son in creating a happy home.

Want to learn more about our waiting families?

Contact The Villages to learn more about the adoption process.

FAQs

Does it cost to be part of this program? Will my medical bills be covered?

There is no cost for birth mothers to be a part of our Mother-Centered Domestic Infant Adoption Program. If you choose adoption, you will not be responsible for the medical bills incurred during your pregnancy or delivery. If you choose to parent your child, the medical bills will be your responsibility. Our staff can assist you in applying for Medicaid (if insurance is not available) or helping you set up a payment plan with the hospital.

Can I choose the adoptive parents for my baby?

Yes! Through a secure online portal, you will be able to review parents seeking to adopt and select a family of your choice. In many cases, you can meet with potential adoptive families prior to birth. Click here to see our waiting families. In the event you wish not to choose the adoptive family, we are here to discuss your preferences to select a good match.

What kind of contact will I have with the adoptive family after the adoption?

Contact will look differently for every situation. If a semi-open adoption is arranged, you will be able to exchange pictures and letters through a secure online portal. You may also choose to arrange in-person visits every few months or every year. The Villages will work with you and the adoptive family to set these parameters during the adoption process.

Will I have an attorney to help me with the process?

The Villages will help connect you with an attorney that is separate from the adoptive family’s attorney. This attorney will answer any legal questions you may have about adoption. This is free of charge to help you make the best decision for you and your baby.

Will I still have support after the adoption is complete?

Absolutely. In addition to counseling, we can help connect you with other adoption resources, crisis intervention services, and more. It doesn’t matter if you need support right after the adoption or in several years. Adoption is a lifelong process and we are always here to help.

My housing/food/transportation is unstable. Can I still participate in this program?

Yes! This program is specifically designed to accommodate you and help meet those needs. Regardless of your adoption decision, our staff can help with food, housing assistance, transportation, and more.

How do I begin the adoption process?

Complete the form here to get started!

Resources

Programs and Services

Healthy Families

A home visitation program designed to promote healthy families and children.

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Healthy Families Resources

The Villages’ division of Healthy Families, offering numerous resources for families.

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Family Connection Network

A voluntary program that provides supportive services to kinship families.

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WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)

A program improving access to nutritious foods and promoting healthier eating.

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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

A program providing cash assistance and supportive services for families with children.

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Indiana 211

A service connecting Hoosiers with health and human service agencies and resources.

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Indiana Medicaid

A state-administered program that provides coverage for pregnant women.

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Indiana Department of Health

A department that provides programs specific to maternal and child health.

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Moms Help Line

A call center that helps give Indiana women access to answers and resources.

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Books

It’s OK That You’re Not OK

Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand. Book by Megan Devine.

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How to Carry What Can’t Be Fixed A Journal for Grief by Megan Devine

A Journal for Grief. Book by Megan Devine.

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Heart of a Birthmom

A Christian-based book offering encouragement to birthmoms. By Terri Gake, M.S.

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Reframing Adoption

A Christian-based Birthmother Grief Recovery Handbook. Book by Sharon Fox

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Birth Parent’s Guide to Grief

A 12-Step Process. Book by Jessalynn Speight and Alysia Foote.

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The Third Choice

A Woman’s Guide to Placing a Child for Adoption. Book by Leslie Foge and Gail Mosconi

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Given in Love

For Mother’s Who are Choosing an Adoption Plan. Book by Maureen Connelly

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Podcasts

Birth Moms Real Talk

A podcast where D Yvonne Rivers, a Birth Mom interviews other Birth Moms.

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Birth Mother Matters

A podcast helping birth mothers in their adoption journey.

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The Open Adoption Option

A podcast educating listeners the importance of children to knowing their birthparents.

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Online Resources

BraveLove

An online resource providing honest, informative, and hopeful content for birth moms.

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We’re here for you.

The Villages of Indiana’s Mother-Centered Domestic Infant Adoption Program is designed to support you wherever you are in your journey. Whether you’re committed to adoption or still deciding, we’d love to connect and share more about our services.

Set up a free initial meeting.