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Maternity Services

Bringing a child into the world is an amazing gift from God. However, for some, it can be a frightening experience. Facing an unplanned pregnancy can be overwhelming. Agape’s Maternity Services staff is here for you if you or your partner are facing a crisis because of an unplanned pregnancy.

We’re Here for You.

We can provide you information about your pregnancy options, offer you free pregnancy testing, answer your questions, and support you as you make difficult decisions regarding your future and that of your child.

You have the right to:
  • be free from pressure or coercion.
  • place your child for adoption through an adoption agency or private adoption.
  • choose the parents who will adopt your child, know their names, religion, etc., and even meet them if you want to.
  • review the adoptive parents’ Home Study Assessment.
  • make a written open adoption agreement, which allows you to share pictures and letters and might allow you to see and talk to the child after the adoption. This is a moral agreement and cannot be enforced in all states.
  • name your child on his or her first birth certificate.  The name can be changed by the adoptive parents on the second birth certificate issued after the finalization of the adoption.
  • be represented by your own attorney.  In most cases, you also can refuse to be represented by an attorney.
  • make a choice for counseling.
  • financial help with certain reasonable and actual expenses.
  • see or not see your child before you place him or her for adoption.
  • change your mind about the adoption at any time before you sign a consent or surrender and complete the revocation period.
  • receive a copy of the surrender form and any other forms you sign.

Please contact us if we can assist you by explaining adoption as an option and help you come to a decision about whether or not it is right for you.  We assure you that you will receive non-judgmental, non-directive support and counseling from our Maternity Services staff.

Please call Agape today to find out how we can help you through our Maternity Services:
901-323-3600