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 with no judgment." - OA&FS Expectant Parent

"My counselor helped me look at all my options; what parenting would be like, what my goals were for my child and myself. " - Randi Sue, OA&FS Expectant Parent

"Speaking with an OA&FS counselor has been invaluable to me.  Having an unbiased person to talk to has been wonderful and I’m so glad to know your agency is in this community." - OA&FS Expectant Parent

"Thank you SO much for your help and counseling. It helped so much and I am so happy to know there are people out there like you to help young women like me in the decision making process for such a touchy subject." - OA&FS Expectant Parent

"Thank you SO much for your help and counseling. It helped so much and I am so happy to know there are people out there like you to help young women like me in the decision making process for such a touchy subject." - OA&FS Expectant Parent

"My counselor had a way of tackling the heavy stuff with empathy and care, but also bringing up the reality without too much harshness. You can tell she really enjoys her job and loves the people she helps." - OA&FS Expectant Parent

"My counselor helped me feel safe and comfortable. She was great! " - OA&FS Expectant Parent

"Counseling is a good thing to have, so grateful." - Isabel {OA&FS Expectant Parent)

"I cannot say enough about my counselor. She was wonderful. Very knowledgeable, compassionate. " - OA&FS Expectant Parent

"They were thorough and helpful. I never felt pressured to choose adoption because my counselor wanted me to think about all my options. OA&FS Expectant Parent" - OA&FS Expectant Parent

Are you pregnant or parenting?

Contact us to speak with a counselor.

Our counselors are available 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. We’re honored to offer our services to individuals 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 Zoom. (OA&FS can place children in adoption up to the age of three and one-half.)

Call 1-800-772-1115

Contact us for no-cost confidential counseling. Counselors are available via phone seven days a week from 7 am to 10 pm PST.

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.


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.


parenting

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

Expectant Parent Bill of Rights


If you’re facing an unintended pregnancy, we believe that you’re entitled to ...


Be treated with respect, compassion and acceptance.

Freely explore your options without pressure or judgement.

Access unbiased pregnancy options counseling from qualified counselors.

Have access to info about all of your pregnancy options.

Whatever you decide, your choice will be honored.

 

Step inside the lives of pregnant people that come to our agency.


Meet Marissa, Chloe and Josh and Kendra. Their composite stories were created by OA&FS counselors,  combining details from actual experiences. They show how events within people's lives inform the decisions they make when facing an unplanned pregnancy. 


Expectant Parent Stories
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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.


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?

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


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



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 much like an extended family.



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



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



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



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