We can help you decide on a plan that is right for you
We provide non-directive counseling to expectant parents; respecting all of their decisions. We listen without judgement and provide information and support. Our free and confidential pregnancy counseling is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, throughout all stages of pregnancy.
The choices and decisions are yours. We offer practical guidance and emotional support to every birth mother and/or birth father. This promise extends to family members and professionals who are inquiring on behalf of an individual facing an unplanned pregnancy.
CHOOSING TO PARENT
The decision to place your child with an adoptive family or parent the child yourself does not come lightly.Learn About Ways We Can Assist You in the Decision to Parent
Choosing Open Adoption
You may come to the decision that you are not currently in a position to parent. However, you can still play a role in your child’s life. In an open adoption, you will choose the family to adopt your child, and work with them to prepare an open adoption plan.Learn More About Open AdoptionView Waiting Family Profiles
Information for Birth fathers
Many men choose to take an active role in creating an adoption plan for their children.Learn About Birth Father Rights and How You Can Participate in the Decision Process
Information for Professionals
We offer free in-service training to professionals in the community hoping to learn more about pregnancy counseling, adoption, and the ways we can help you meet the needs of expectant parents. Please fill out the contact form below to schedule a training or receive information.
Contact a pregnancy counselor today for confidential, free and nondirective services. We can travel to meet you where you feel most comfortable. You can contact us directly, or via the form below.
If your need is urgent, we recommend you contact our 24-hour on-call services at 651.287.2599.
General Contact Information
firstname.lastname@example.org | toll free: 888.205.3769 | 651.646.7771
Metro, Duluth, and Southern Minnesota
Julie Marka | email@example.com | 651.255.2237
Miranda Barker | firstname.lastname@example.org | 651.255.2349
Shinay Rasmusson | email@example.com | 651.255.2375
Vanessa Thoennes | firstname.lastname@example.org | 218.824.3803
Dianne Delaney | email@example.com | 320.251.7700
No one can understand exactly what you are going through. However, other birth families and birth parents can often understand the emotions and concerns that you’re experiencing better than any one else, both during an unexpected pregnancy and throughout the years afterward. For this reason, we’d like to offer a way for birth families to connect, whether you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy now, or experienced one in the past.
If you are interested in connecting with other birth families, please fill out the form below. We will send out an email to everyone who has indicated interest once a month so that you can choose to connect with each other in any way you feel comfortable. Any groups that may be formed will not be facilitated by Children’s Home and LSS staff, but we are always available should you need assistance. Please feel free to contact us (contact information listed above).