Charitable Programs

Maternity Closet is a collection of maternity clothes that is available to pregnant women who are considering adoption. The clothing is offered to pregnant individuals free of charge.

Perspective Adoptive Parent Support Groups  The waiting period can be a particularly difficult time for couples and singles who are trying to adopt. The Perspective Adoptive Parent Support Group will offer support and guidance for those awaiting placement.

Family Options Annual SHARE Picnic is an event for biological and adoptive families to Share Hope And Real Experiences with other families looking to connect through adoption.  This occasion offers a casual environment for adopted children to interact with other adoptees, as well as visit with biological families.  While we do accept donations there is no required fee to attend.

Birthparent Scholarship Fund is offered annually to one applicant. Birthparents submit an essay about what adoption has meant to them and how it has impacted their life.  Family Options staff will vote to select their favorite essay.  The winner will receive a small scholarship to be used toward their education.

Education is a key component for a successful adoption. Family Options currently offers two educational courses.  “Ready, Set, Grow”  is a 3 hour training session that helps perspective adoptive parents understand the history of adoption, the process and how to navigate many of the issues surrounding adoption.
Community Outreach is a vital piece of our educational program. Family Options staff conducts workshops for individuals and professionals within the community to dispel myths and educate on the adoption process.  Our workshops are conducted for high schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, youth groups, community organizations, pregnancy centers, etc.
Additional Educational Workshops Offered By Family Options Include:

  • Building Relationships Between Birth and Adoptive Families
  • Talking to Your Children About Adoption
  • Preparing Your Profile
  • Baby Care


 
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