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At New Life Adoptions, we provide resources for you during your pregnancy, during your decision making process, and after birth.

Hear from Others who have chosen adoption

Click HERE to view stories of birth parents who made adoption plans through New Life

New Life is proud to be a partner agency of BraveLove, a non-profit pro-adoption movement that seeks to change the perception of adoption through honest, informative, and hopeful communication that conveys the heroism and bravery of birth moms. Read BraveLove’s blog for encouragement in your own journey. www.bravelove.org

It can be difficult to imagine what placing a child for adoption could actually look like. Sometimes it can be helpful to talk with someone who understands what considering adoption feels like and has been there themselves! Your social worker can help connect you with a birth mother who has placed through New Life. This is an opportunity for you to get some of your questions answered and talk to someone who just “gets it”.

Practical Resources

If you are pregnant, it is important to get prenatal care. We can help you find a prenatal provider near you. If you don’t have medical insurance, our social workers can provide you with information about Medical Assistance and help you find a MNSure enrollment expert. www.mnsure.org

All of our services are free to expectant parents. If you have financial concerns related to your pregnancy, talk with one of our social workers. We can help you with finding community resources, such as paying for medical bills after birth, help with rent or other expenses.

www.mothertobaby.org

“MotherToBaby, a service of the non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), is the nation’s leading authority and most trusted source of evidence-based information on the safety of medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. We specialize in answering questions about the safety/risk of exposures, such as medications, vaccines, chemicals, herbal products, substances of abuse, maternal health conditions and much more, during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Our no-cost information service is available to mothers, health professionals, and the general public via chat, text, phone, and email in both English and Spanish.” – from their website.

The following groups offer support at no charge for women who are at risk of or are experiencing distress such as isolation, depression, anxiety, fearful thoughts, insomnia, trauma, and other difficulties during pregnancy or postpartum. Support groups provide a safe and caring place for connection and recovery. Please call or email for more information.

Minnesota residents or providers may contact the Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Minnesota HelpLine for referrals, resources and to be connected with peer support.
Call or text: 612/787-7776
Email: ppsmhelpline@gmail.com
Website: http://www.ppsupportmn.org/get_help 

 

www.postpartum.net/get-help/adoptive-and-birth-mothers/

Birth mothers struggling with post adoption depression can call Postpartum Support International’s HelpLine for support.

Call 1-800-944-4773 (4PPD)
#1 En Espanol or #2 English

Text in English: 800-944-4773
Text en Español: 971-203-7773

Or contact their specialized support coordinator dedicated to birth moms who are having a hard time with the birth and relinquishment of their baby or with subsequent pregnancies.  If you are a birth mom who needs help please reach out to Maureen Fura:

831-920-7907 (call or text) | maufura@gmail.com
Maureen offers support in both English and Spanish.