young, pregnant, poor, or single?
Do people put you down for being
unmarried or young?
Are people telling you that your baby deserves a two-parent
Are you afraid that you won't be a good mother?
Do you feel pressured to "place" your baby for
The purpose of this site
is to help mothers of all ages and walks of life who are
feeling pressured to "place" their babies for
adoption. No matter what your age or financial circumstances,
your pregnancy should be celebrated and your motherhood
Youth and poverty need not
be barriers to being a good mother. ALL mothers have rights
to the resources and support they need to keep their babies.
Adoption is NOT a "win-win-win" situation. And
parenting is not as difficult as you may have been led to
As a young expectant parent
today in the U.S. or Canada, you'll see a lot of "choose
by adoption agencies, facilitators, or lawyers. They have
waiting for babies - for YOUR baby. A coalition of adoption
agencies and adoptive parents called the National Council
for Adoption (NCFA) has even created an "I Choose Adoption"
campaign to encourage more mothers to surrender their babies.
There is a market for newborn
babies, and unfortunately it is a huge (estimated $1.8 billion
a year) industry. According to Adoptive Families magazine,
demand for babies for adoption outstrips "supply"
by 40 to 1. This means there could be up to 40 couples
who want your baby. And there are many businesses (adoption
agencies, adoption lawyers, and facilitators) set up to
make money from people who are desperate enough to pay for
But, in the face of overwhelming
pressure by prospective adopters, baby-brokers, and often
their own parents, many young parents are still keeping
and raising their babies!