Thinking About Adoption?
Adoption Services in Sterling
Here is our commitment to you…
An adoption counselor who lives in the Sterling area and comes from Illinois will be available for you A compassionate and experienced counselor who has have helped hundreds of people explore adoption will meet with you. Whether you are facing an unplanned pregnancy or considering placing an older child – we are here to help you understand your options. Because you are reading this page we know that you are on the Internet and we have some ideas that we want to share with you. Whether or not you decide to work with Adoption Center of Illinois and Family Resource Center, we strongly recommend that if you are considering placing a child for adoption that you work with an agency that is licensed and located in Illinois. You will find that on the Internet there are many adoption agencies who will offer to provide services to you, but, many of these places are not located in Illinois. The following are some questions we suggest you should ask:
- Where are you located?
- Are you licensed in Illinois?
- Where is your main office in Illinois?
- If I wanted to, could I visit your office?
- For how many years have you been offering adoption services to birth parents in this area?
At the Adoption Center of Illinois and Family Resource Center we believe that everyone we work with has the right to question absolutely everything and we also believe that every question deserves an answer. The decision to place a child for adoption is perhaps the most important decision a mother or father will ever make. Obviously it is a major life decision that will resonate with the child, the adoptive parents and birth parents throughout the rest of their lives. We respect your right to decide who you want to work with. Maybe an agency located out-of-state is the best choice for you – but – you owe it to yourself to understand the difference between working with agency that is local and one that is far away. If an out-of-state adoption agency is not “up front” with you from the very beginning about where they are located, we recommend that you ask yourself why? Sometimes adoption counselors are aware of possibilities that you may not have considered. We respect and understand that it is up to birth parents to decide whether or not to place a child for adoption. And our counselors are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you have adoption. If you are long for straight answers and people who are willing to discuss everything you have come to the right place.
Our services are confidential and free for birth parents and your decisions are respected
Your contacts with us are kept in the strictest confidence. Nothing you say to us will be told to anyone else without your permission. FRC respects your privacy and your right to explore all options in a trusting environment. Our services are available to you at no cost. We believe that every individual is unique and that you are the only one who can determine what is best for you and your child. Our motto is, “Our Help. Your Decisions” and we mean it. You have the right to know and understand all of your options – ranging from having long term on-going contact with adoptive parents or no contact at all. Whether you are already linked with a hospital like Memorial Hospital of Sterling or a program like WIC in Sterling, Adoption Center of Illinois can help you discover services that may be of assistance. If you have not already linked up with medical care or if you would like to examine your options we would be glad to speak with you. We know first hand that adoption is not an easy choice and we also believe that it is possible for birth parents to place a child for adoption and feel certain that they acted responsibly and provided a good life for their child. Adoption in Sterling, Illinois today is not like it was in the past. The range of options, from open adoption to maintaining ongoing relationships with children who are placed for adoption is more varied than ever before. We would consider it an honor to speak with you and to answer every question you can think of.