The face of adoption has changed dramatically over the past decade. Previously, women facing an unplanned pregnancy chose adoption because they felt they had no other choice. Not only were they pressured to choose adoption, but they had no say in how their child was...

Step 1-- Initial contact When you are ready, the first step is to make contact with Cradle of Hope so that we can answer all of your questions, explain your options and help you decide if adoption is right for you and your baby. All of...

Keeping your pregnancy a secret seems easy enough in the first few weeks and months. As your belly begins to grow you find yourself increasingly wondering when, or if, you should tell your friends or family about your pregnancy and your adoption decision. Ultimately, the choice...

It only takes one time - in the heat of a moment you start down a path that changes your life forever. Staring down at a positive pregnancy test, suddenly everything changes. What do you do now? Women of all ages, of all walks of...

The adoption world is full of terms and language that can be confusing. There is a lot more to the adoption process than simply deciding whether or not to make an adoption plan -- including what type of adoption plan would work best for you. Here...

Finances can have a major impact on your decision when considering your pregnancy options.  Most women have worries about resources and costs when they learn they are pregnant. Will you still be able to work through your pregnancy? If you choose adoption, what will it cost you? How will...