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Among the rights highlighted in this video is another fundamental right. It is the right of any birth mother to choose to parent her child until the moment that consents are signed.
We believe in this right.
As a result, our staff are committed to educating expectant women about their rights and equipping them with the knowledge they need to make the best decision they can about the future of their unborn child. We call this Options Counseling.
Through the process of options counseling, expectant women are given the opportunity to carefully think through each possible outcome for themselves and their child, and make an informed choice. At times, this results in an expectant woman choosing to parent. This is a courageous decision.
So, while every conversation may not end in a decision to make an adoption plan, we still see this as a success. According to our mission: Adoptions of Indiana seeks to identify and meet the needs of adoptees and birth and adoptive families through compassionate and comprehensive adoption services. Since our goal and mission is not to maximize placements, we rely on donated funds to keep our doors open. Donations make it possible for us to continue to provide expectant women, throughout the state of Indiana, access to options counseling.
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We believe in empowering women to make their own choice. Will you join us?