Approaching an Unplanned Pregnancy in Illinois
Considering placing a child for adoption is definitely one of the most challenging and important decisions that a parent will ever make.
It may feel overwhelming to make that first contact in learning more about placing a child for adoption. However, Adoption Center of Illinois is here to help in a non-pressuring atmosphere. All communication is confidential! At ACI, we will help empower you to know your rights. Most importantly, you deserve to be treated in a non-judgmental manner. From the first moment you contact us, we will always treat you with compassion and respect. Our counselors will help educate you on the option of adoption and be able to answer any questions you might have. Then you can best decide what is right for you.
At ACI we never say “giving up” or “putting up” a child for adoption. It’s important to acknowledge, when someone is facing an unplanned pregnancy and considering adoption, they are not “giving up” anything. These are old phrases used a long time ago. They do not recognize all the thought and consideration that goes into making this decision. We say “placing a child for adoption”. It is important to understand that there are many factors that go into someone’s thinking about choosing whether or not to place their child for adoption.
If you are facing an unexpected pregnancy or have already delivered and considering placing a child for adoption in Illinois, ACI can help educate you on the adoption process and Illinois adoption laws.
We invite you to explore the links below and hope you will find them useful on your journey to learn more about adoption in Illinois:
- Illinois Birth Parent Rights and Responsibilities
- Top Questions to Ask an Adoption Agency
- How Adoption Works at ACI
- Parenting Vs. Adoption Question/Activity Brochure