Are you pregnant or parenting?

Call us to speak with a counselor.



Are you pregnant or parenting? Or is your partner, or someone close to you, pregnant or parenting? When you talk to our counselors, you’ll find the understanding and support you’re seeking. Call any time, day or night, 1-800-772-1115.

We’re honored to offer our services to women and couples throughout the United States. If you live in Oregon or Washington and would like to meet in person we have offices in Portland and Eugene, Oregon and Seattle, Washington or we’ll come to you. We can also meet via Skype. (OA&FS can place children in adoption up to the age of three and one-half.)

Call 1-800-772-1115

A counselor can talk with you now. We’re available 24/7 to listen and provide you with a compassionate, non-judgmental space to talk about your thoughts and feelings. You’ll be treated with dignity and respect as you explore all of your options. Para Español 1-800-985-6763.

Fill Out Our Online Contact Form

A counselor will contact you shortly when submitted Monday-Friday from 9 am-5 pm PST. If outside of these hours, we’ll reach out to you the following weekday. Continue to form page.

If you’d like to inquire about becoming an adoptive parent, get started here.

Text “Open” to 971-266-0924

Available Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm PST.

You have choices.

Explore your pregnancy options with a compassionate counselor:
parenting, abortion, adoption.



“It’s really great to have an agency that supports you in any of the three options that are available to you with no judgment.” – OA&FS Expectant Parent

Unplanned pregnancy?
You are not alone!


Nearly half of pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended. Considering your pregnancy options raises many questions that can feel overwhelming. If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, you may relate to this common mix of thoughts and emotions.

Infographic: Feelings You May Experience
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Your pregnancy decision is a personal choice.

Only you can decide which choice is right for you. Whatever you decide, we’ll stand by you, offering our compassion, guidance and support. By exploring each pregnancy option thoroughly, you will gain clarity about what choice feels best to you.


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Parenting

  • How will parenting change your current lifestyle and the goals or plans you have?
  • What challenges do you expect? Such as financial needs, emotional needs and others.
  • How might you meet these challenges?
  • Talk to your friends and family and list the types of support they can realistically provide (like childcare, housing – long term or temporary, baby items, emotional support).
  • Explore and list community resources available to help people meet parenting needs.
Parenting Resources
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Abortion

  • Do you have information about the types of abortion, including the procedures and costs?
  • What are the pros and cons of choosing abortion?
  • What are the expectations of your family and community?
  • What is your relationship like with the father? Will he be involved? If so, in what ways?
  • What do you hope your life looks like in five years?
  • How might you feel after making this decision?
Abortion Resources
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Adoption

  • Before you were pregnant, what were your impressions of adoption based on your values and beliefs?
  • Do you know what open adoption is?
  • What qualities and type of relationship would you be seeking in an adoptive family?
  • What is your relationship like with the father? Will he be involved? If so, in what ways?
  • What are the expectations of your family and community?
  • What are the pros and cons of choosing adoption?
Adoption Resources
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How does
counseling help?


Counseling offers you a safe place to explore all of your options. We’re here to empower you with the information you need to make the choice that feels best to you.

What makes us different from most adoption agencies is that we are here to support you no matter what decision you make. We are a non-profit, pro-choice agency not affiliated with any religion, and will treat you with dignity and respect.


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What to expect in counseling.


An OA&FS counselor will listen and provide support as you consider each of your choices: parenting, abortion or adoption. You’ll explore questions like:

  • How would each choice affect my everyday life?
  • How do each of the choices fit with my values and beliefs?
  • What would each choice mean to the people closest to me?
  • Who can I count on to support me through this process?
  • What are my plans for the future?


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Here’s how the OA&FS open adoption process works.


If you choose adoption, you select the adoptive family after reading their entire homestudy, which is a report about their lifestyle, values and beliefs, relationship, and why they want to become adoptive parents. You will also review a detailed family book written by the prospective adoptive parents that uses photos and words to give birthparents a glimpse into their lives. View waiting families.

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You meet and form a friendship with the family. We’re there to help you feel comfortable and get to know one another.


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You and the adoptive parents create a legally enforceable contract for ongoing visits. All of the adoptive families we work with want a lifelong relationship with you. You get together often, much like an extended family.


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Your child will grow up knowing who you are and that you love her.


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We provide you with ongoing relationship guidance and adoption support as you navigate your open adoption relationship.


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You’ll become an important part of our open adoption community, which is full of opportunities to connect with other birthparents through retreats, workshops, and gatherings. You can also volunteer to be a mentor.


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All of our services are free of charge for expectant and birth parents.


Nuestros consejeros te ayudarán a explorar tus opciones:
La crianza, El aborto, La adopción.


Estamos aquí para apoyarte y proveerte información de manera imparcial para que puedas tomar la mejor decisión para tí.

  • ¿Cuánto sabes acerca de cada opción?
  • ¿Acerca de cuál opción te gustaría tener más información?
  • ¿Quién te puede apoyar mientras consideras tus opciones?
  • ¿Cómo te sientes sobre este embarazo y qué quieres para tí y tu familia?

¿Cómo me puede ayudar un consejero o un asesor psicológico?


En OA&FS ofrecemos asesoría confidencial para que tengas un lugar seguro donde explorar todas tus opciones. Puedes venir tantas veces como quieras, sin costo alguno para tí. Estamos aquí para proveerte la información que necesites para tomar la mejor decision para tí. Es de nuestro agrado ofrecerte compasión, comprensión y aceptación.

Lo que nos distingue de otras agencias de adopción es que estamos aquí para apoyarte independiente de la decisión que tomes. Somos una agencia sin fines de lucro y sin asociaciones religiosas, y siempre te trataremos

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