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For Parents

Pregnant? Need help? Keep reading!  You have options and we are here to help you determine which choice is the best for you and your baby.

Option 1: Parenting

If you want to speak with someone about parenting, our helpline staff will connect you with the nearest Pregnancy Resource Center. Please visit the Care Net website to find your nearest Pregnancy Resource Center and their staff will assist with ultrasounds, parenting programs, and local community resources available in your area. You can also visit the Option Line website for parenting resources.

Option 2: Temporary Placement 

Temporary Placement provides a short-term solution for parents in need who are not looking to surrender their child. This placement may be with a family member or an agency. For temporary placement options that support children of all ages and help keep families together, please contact the Safe Families Program for more information.

Option 3: Adoption

NSHA uses a rotating list of adoption agencies and we are able to connect you with an agency anywhere in the county. NSHA refers to for state agencies. We can connect you with an adoption specialist that will answer any questions you may have, discuss the adoption plans available to you, and help you choose the best option that fits your situation.

Option 4: Safe Haven 

NSHA' Crisis Hotline staff can provide Safe Haven locations near to you and discuss this option in more detail. Please call or text 1-888-510-2229 to learn about your state's Safe Haven Law. Your baby will either be placed through the Department of Child and Family Services with a foster-to-adopt family or directly with an adoptive family, depending on your state's law.

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