When facing an unplanned pregnancy, you might have many worries and preconceived ideas about adoption. When considering adoption at the later stages of pregnancy, you might feel pressure to have all the answers before your child arrives. For example, you might wonder how choosing adoption...

After you browse adoptive family profiles and select your favorite family, it can be hard to know for sure if they will be the right parents for your child. Speaking with and meeting adoptive parents can help you decide. Think about the values you want...

Wanting to have your family’s support when choosing adoption because you don’t want to go through this life-changing event alone is incredibly valid. If you’re struggling with unsupportive parents when choosing adoption for your baby, Cradle of Hope can help. If you need support right away, call...

You just took a pregnancy test and it’s positive, NOW WHAT?  Understandably, you have a ton of emotions with a lot of questions going through your mind and it can be very overwhelming. How will you tell others in your life and what will they say?...

Many women question if they’re ready to be a mother. Some may question themselves because of financial constraints and others, because of their school or careers. Some women may already be parenting and worry about whether they can begin again with another infant. Some women...

Pregnancy can be a difficult and trying time for a new mother, but an unplanned pregnancy is a whole other experience. Everyone’s different, which also means everyone takes their own time to process this shock and begin exploring their choices regarding the pregnancy. Maybe you...

Teen pregnancy isn’t uncommon but it’s not something most teenagers plan. Having an unplanned pregnancy means that you will have to consider whether to parent, plan an adoption for your newborn, or you may even be considering an abortion. This may be the hardest decision...

If you are a pregnant woman considering adoption, transracial adoption is one of your choices. Transracial adoption is simply adopting a child from another race. Cradle of Hope Adoption Center is a private nonprofit adoption agency with offices in DC, MD and VA. If you are a birth mother thinking...