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Understand your options for your unplanned pregnancy

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Free, Confidential Unplanned Pregnancy Counseling

We know an unplanned pregnancy can be scary. You may feel like you are all alone, but you aren’t. Connect with a compassionate, nonjudgmental counselor whose only goal is to help you make the best plan for you and your baby. We promise to treat you with dignity and respect. We will listen without judgment.

Although each woman’s circumstances are unique, most women facing an unplanned pregnancy have three options:

Adoption

You can choose a loving family to parent your child, and you can choose the level of openness that you are comfortable with. Consider:

  • What are my hopes and dreams for myself and my child?
  • What kind of adoptive family would I want?
  • Would I like to stay in contact with my child?

Parenting

If you feel the timing is right to parent your child, this might be the best option for you and your baby. Consider:

  • What concerns do I have about raising my child?
  • Who is my support system?
  • What are my hopes and my dreams for myself and my child?

Abortion

If you choose to end your pregnancy through abortion, we can refer you to providers. Consider:

  • How far along am I in my pregnancy?
  • Am I informed about this procedure?
  • How did I feel about abortion prior to becoming pregnant? Has that changed?

We are not medical professionals but can refer you to providers or medical resources near you. 

Meet the Families Waiting to Adopt

If you are considering an adoption plan for your child, you can choose the family you feel best matches your vision for your child’s future.

FAQs About Unplanned Pregnancy

Sarabeth’s Story

She made an adoption plan for her son and shares how she feels today.

Meet Our Unplanned Pregnancy Staff

We are ready to help you understand your options, answer your questions and provide the support you need.

Nancy Crouch, MA, LCPC

Domestic Program Director | IL

Samantha Santo, Holt International

Samantha Santo, MSW

Options Counselor | IL

Joy Quante, Holt International

Joy Quante

Social Worker | IL & MO

Beth Ilyckyi, Holt International

Beth Ilnyckyj

Interstate Adoption Supervisor | IL

Holly Berry, Holt International

Holly Berry

Adoption Social Worker | IL

Valerie Zeggers, Holt International

Valerie Zegers

Birth Parent & Adoption Supervisor | WI 

Sheri Mayer, Holt International

Sheri Mayer, MSW, LCSW

Birth Parent & Adoption Social Worker | WI

Tia Dulal, Holt International

Tia Dulal, CSW

Birth Parent & Adoption Social Worker | WI 

Stacy Presley, Holt International

Stacy Presley, CSW

Birth Parent & Adoption Social Worker | WI

Allison Rumbuc, Holt International

Allison Rumbuc

Birth Parent & Adoption Social Worker | WI

Contact one of our counselors 24/7.

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Call
1-800-222-966

24/7. Day or night.

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Text
1-630-205-5117

Safe and confidential.

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Email
[email protected]

We are ready to listen.