Life can be unpredictable and confusing sometimes, but you are not alone. If you’re experiencing an unexpected pregnancy and are unsure about the future, it can help to know your options to make the best decision for you.
Catholic Charities Pregnancy & Parenting Support team is here to help. We work with expectant mothers/parents of all ethnicities and backgrounds, supporting you as you make the decision that’s right for you. Call us today to learn more about our Pregnancy & Parenting Support program and Adoption Services.
An unplanned pregnancy does not mean your life is over. We know how difficult and confusing this time can be, especially for brave mothers going through an unexpected pregnancy alone and without support. We are here for you.
Many women choose open adoption as a loving option for their baby’s future, seeking an option that allows birth mothers to be a part of their child’s life while still pursuing their own future goals, like finishing school or pursuing career aspirations. Some expectant parents choose adoption because they are not able to provide for their child without the support of a partner or family. If you feel that you’re out of options, know that adoption is still another option for you.
Are you seeking an adoptive family who will love, care for, and look like your child or, someone who can provide the love, care, and cultural upbringing you want for your child? Visit our Options in Adoption page to learn more about your options.
Prospective adoptive parents seek to open their hearts and loving home to a child and make their family whole through adoption. An Adoption Caseworker walks alongside the Forever Families, from the application and vetting process through child placement with a family as they grow and develop.
“Catholic Charities has been unbelievably supportive doing this whole process. They really helped us manage the emotional valleys and peaks along the journey.”
-Allison, Adoptive Family
Contact us for more information:
Jennifer Layton, MSW, APSW
Director of Child Welfare Services
414-771-2881 Ext. 4167
*Please contact for adoption inquiries
A Forever Family Through Catholic Charities
Meet Olivia, the newest member of the Terselic Family!
In early 2021, an expectant mother asked Catholic Charities to help her with an adoption plan for her child. She wanted a family who could provide a safe, loving home for her child and would be open to her having contact in the future. With the birth mother’s wishes known, the adoption case manager helped her and the adoptive parents walk through the adoption journey of paperwork and emotional support.
Laura and Mike Terselic and their adoptive son, Joey, were eager to welcome a new child into their family. Baby Olivia was placed with Laura and Mike from the hospital, and her adoption was finalized just in time to celebrate Christmas as a family of four. The Terselics are forever grateful to Olivia’s birth mother.
Read more Adoption Impact Stories here.