About Our Program
Pregnancy Support Coordination helps individuals develop tools for good decision making. Expectant parents carefully explore all their options and make a thoughtful and appropriate plan for their baby, whether it be an adoption plan or a parenting plan. Services are funded through United Way and Catholic Stewardship Appeal, and are provided at no charge to the client.
For more information on our services, please call our offices at 414-771-2881 OR call or text our 24-hour crisis cell phone at 414-551-3754 for immediate assistance.
Pregnancy Support Coordinators also assist by providing education and support to prepare individuals for successful and safe parenting. The needs of each individual are met, including, but not limited to, education on pregnancy, childbirth, parenting, prenatal care coordination (PNCC), community resources, and emotional support.
The Pregnancy Support program serves the ten counties of the Milwaukee Archdiocese, and meetings can take place at the individual’s home, one of our offices, or within the community. Services are comprehensive, confidential, and provided to people of all faiths.
Pregnancy Support Coordinators are also here to help individuals who wish to make an adoption plan for their child. Adoption is a lifelong process that involves the needs and interests of the child, the birth parents, and the adoptive parents.
At Catholic Charities, we advocate for open adoption, and birth parents have the opportunity to choose an adoptive family. The birth parents and adoptive parents can then work together to establish a mutually agreed upon plan for contact following the adoption.
Individuals choosing adoption will receive education, emotional support, information on community resources, along with support and legal assistance through the termination of parental rights.
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.
Contact us for more information:
Jennifer Layton, MSW, APSW
Director of Child Welfare Services
414-771-2881 Ext. 4167
Individual adoption information sessions are available. Call Jennifer Layton to set up an appointment.
In a desparate situation, Jada was alone, facing homelessness for herself and her baby girl and an unplanned pregnancy. She called the Catholic Charities emergency help line looking for support and shared her trauma due to her upbringing. With care and compassion, our Pregnancy & Parenting Support case manager listened, assessed her needs, and guided her through her options: adoption or parenting.
While adoption was the initial plan, Jada knew she could be the mom her girls needed her to be. The family is happily getting settled in their new apartment with the help of Catholic Charities, and Jada now feels she can make better decisions, utilize resources available to her, and is accomplishing the goals that she and her case manager set forth. Jada shares, "I'm extremely thankful to my case workers at Catholic Charities. They never gave up on me and that has helped me be successful."
Read more Pregnancy & Parenting Support Impact Stories here.