(1) Free Counseling - Including Phone Counseling
Having the support of someone who is experienced in dealing with your situation can be helpful. We offer free counseling (by professionals) to help you through this process. Appointments are available at convenient times and locations for you. Of course, all such contacts are confidential. You will find warm and friendly people who are prepared to spend many hours with you.
Receiving proper medical care is very important. We can help you obtain medical care and assist you in connecting with Medicaid or available insurance. We provide direct financial assistance for medical expenses in cases of adoption, as necessary.
There are times when birth mothers need help with transporation to doctor's appointments, counseling appointments and other related services. We will do our best to meet your needs.
(4) Assistance with Temporary Housing
Sometimes, expectant mothers need help with temporary housing. The possible reasons are many. For those making adoption plans, we provide this service within reasonable boundaries.
(5) Adoption Planning and Placement
Adoption may be the best choice for you and your child. If you decide on adoption through Georgia Agape, your needs and preferences will guide the whole process. As there is so much that comes together in adoption, we like to consider this process as "making an adoption plan." You can choose who your child's adoptive parents will be. You design the adoption plan that is right for you and you make the decisions which affect you and your baby.
(6) Financial Assistance with Adoption
Financial assistance in adoptions is available in many states to help with reasonable living expenses and expenses related to the birth of the child. Each state has differing laws on this. In Georgia, we are able to help with pregnancy related expenses and necessary living expenses, depending on your need and situation.
(7) Choice of Adoptive Family
We know that selecting the right adoptive family for your baby is very important. You want to feel very good about who will be raising your child. We provide information on each family to help you make your decision. There are also opportunities to talk to families and meet the families.
(8) Help in Any Way We Can
We know we can't list all the ways we provide help and assistance. Our commitment is to do whatever we can within the scope of our abilities to help you through this time in your life.
(9) Support for Parenting Options
After careful consideration of what is best for you and your child, you may decide to parent your child yourself. If you choose this, we can help you prepare for this task. We can provide parent training and assist you in connecting with available community resources to help you.