Choices for Birthparents

Do You Need Help with an Unexpected Pregnancy? Are You Having Difficulty Parenting?

Finding yourself with an unexpected pregnancy can be difficult, as you are faced with a lot of difficult decisions.  At Adoption By Choice we have staff who have years of experience working with adoptions and we would be happy to talk to you about your options. We have been helping birth parents of all ages for more than 25 years who are facing an unexpected pregnancy and we can help you and your family through this difficult time. Adoption is by no means limited to newborn children. Sometimes a parent may consider building an adoption plan for an infant or young child. Sometimes the child has been with another caregiver or in foster care when an adoption plan is considered. Our goal is to help you make the plan that works for you and your child. At ABC, we are here to listen, provide support and give you information as you decide what to do.

How Does Open Adoption Work?

If you decide adoption is the right choice for you and your child, ABC will help you build an adoption plan.You choose the adoptive family from carefully screened applicants. You can meet the family and make arrangements for ongoing contact after the child is placed which may be in the form of emails, pictures, phone calls or visits. A legal consent will be signed before your child is placed with the adoptive family.Every adoption plan is unique and ongoing contact will depend on what works for you and the adoptive family.We know that adoption for your child is likely the most difficult decision that you may ever make and we are here to help you consider this big decision. We also offer support and counselling for your family, and there are no fees charged for services for birth parents or their families.If you would like to talk to someone about considering an adoption plan, please give us a call (toll-free) 1-800-570-2835, or text at 403-681-9630  or email us at or and we will connect with you as soon as possible.



Pregnancy Care

    - Calgary 
    - Edmonton 
    - Red Deer


Healthy Moms Healthy Babies

Louise Dean Centre ​

Birthright ​

Terra Centre - Edmonton

Kara Program - Calgary ​

Alberta Children Services ​ – the website of Brenda Romanchik, who is a birthmother

who has published some excellent information for birthparents.



Birthparent Grief  - by Brenda Romanchik

Being a Birthparent: Finding Our Place - by Brenda Romanchik

Sacred Connections - By Mary Ann Koenig




Beginnings: How Families Come to Be -by Virginia Kroll

Did My First Mother Love Me? - by Kathryn Ann Miller

Pugnose has Two Special Families - by Karis Kruzel

Place in My Heart - By Mary Grossnickle

Resources for


Adoption By Choice

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