This landed in my email today from Origins USA. I thought with all the young women in crisis pregnancy visiting us recently I'd post it here. Feel free to add to it.
Resources to Help You Keep Your Baby
The following resources can assist parents in raising their children and avoiding adoption separation.
Nationwide Resources Support and Information
Cornell University's links to adoption laws in the states. http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/Table_Adoption.htm
Singlepregnancy.com is dedicated to empowering, informing, and supporting
single mothers-to-be, regardless of religious views, political views, orage. Created by Mari Gallion, author of The Single Woman’s Guide to a
Support, community, and education for young mamas. GirlMom.com
Adoption: Legalized Lies is providing information and support to
expectant parents. Can also help them find local resources that will
aid them in keeping their babies, as well as offering baby supplies and
Freecycle is a great place to get baby items, as well as other tangible needs: http://www.freecycle.org/groups/
WIC: All 50 States http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/Contacts/statealpha.HTM
TOLL-FREE Numbers: http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/Contacts/tollfreenumbers.htm
Angel Food Ministries - provides discount food, available in 32 states http://www.angelfoodministries.com/default.asp
Commodity Supplemental Food Program. Not all 50 states participate in this program. If you are on WIC; you do not qualify for this program. http://www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/programs/csfp/
Insurance for mommy during pregnancy:
All fifty states
Health Departments/Medicaid http://www.pregnancyinsurance.org/links/links-health-departments-by-state/
State Children Insurance Programs: http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/states.asp
All 50 States: http://www.publictransportation.org/systems/
Additional Resources in Particular States
Please remember to check out your own states support and recourses. You have a right to help and support, and there might very well be much more out there than you can imagine. You have a right to child support. You have a right to medical care.
It is much better to have a few hard years, than a life time of grief and loss!!
YOU CAN DO IT!!
Warm Hearts Warm Babies
303-919-5413 - Carol
Helps the family one time.
Education and support for families.
The Teen-Parent Improvement Program is an effort to improve teen parents' lives by giving them a chance to go back to school. The project provides school-based day care services, family planning, health services, and education services to teen parents and their infants.
Wisconsin Teen Parent Resources
dpi.state.wi.us/sspw/teenpar.html - 69k
Origins-USA appreciates suggestions for additional resources to add to this list. To suggest additional resources to help young parents, please contact Origins-USA at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that we do not list organizations that promote or encourage adoption separation or that require clients to participate in religious meetings.