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Resources to Help you Keep Your Baby

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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. 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
Happy Pregnancy.

Support, community, and education for young mamas.

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 parenting support.


Baby Items

Freecycle is a great place to get baby items, as well as other tangible needs:



WIC: All 50 States

TOLL-FREE  Numbers:

Angel Food Ministries - provides discount food, available in 32 states

Commodity Supplemental Food Program.  Not all 50 states participate in this program. If you are on WIC; you do not qualify for this program.


Housing  Nationwide

Health Insurance

Insurance for mommy during pregnancy:

All fifty states

Health Departments/Medicaid

State Children Insurance Programs:



All 50 States:


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!!



Warm Hearts Warm Babies

303-919-5413 - Carol

Helps the family one time.


BETA Center

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 - 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  Note that we do not list organizations that promote or encourage adoption separation or that require clients to participate in religious meetings.

by on Jan. 11, 2012 at 1:25 PM
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by Gold Member on Jul. 18, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Bumped for a new member.

by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 8:31 PM
2 moms liked this

This is good information I will have to look at it all soon.

by Member on Jul. 19, 2012 at 7:04 PM

update: Angel Food Ministries is no longer available. They are defunct and filed for bankruptcy a while back.

by Silver Member on Dec. 13, 2012 at 8:19 PM


by Gold Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 7:22 PM


by Silver Member on Jul. 12, 2013 at 12:01 PM


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