Being pregnant can be pretty scary, especially if it’s your first time or if you’re not ready. But it’s okay. Take a moment, take a breath, and remember—you have options. One of these options is to choose adoption. By choosing adoption, you could not only help yourself, but also the baby and a family that is ready for their new family member. But why choose adoption? And even if you do choose it, where do you even begin? Don’t worry. St. Elizabeth Foundation professionals are ready to help you with your adoption journey in New Orleans.

Why Do People Choose Adoption

Choosing adoption is a big choice. And like many big choices, everyone has their reasons.

One of the biggest reasons is simply that they cannot afford to support the child. There’s no shame in admitting this. In fact, it’s the responsible thing to do. After all, pregnancy is a very expensive thing, and children continue being expensive. So many mothers choose adoption because then their child can have a more fulfilling life.

On the other hand, some people just aren’t ready to become mothers. Or they don’t want to be one at all. Being a parent is a big responsibility, one that takes a lot of maturity to handle. 

Perhaps the mother in question also just doesn’t want another baby. And there are plenty of reasons for that as well. These mothers choose adoption because then the child will have a family that wants them deeply.

There are many reasons why people choose adoption for their current pregnancy. And all of these reasons are good reasons. Even so, there are plenty of stigmas surrounding adoption. For example, some expecting mothers may feel as if they are “giving up” on this child. But the thing is, it’s quite the opposite. You’re choosing to give this child their best shot at life.

What Can St. Elizabeth Do to Help? 

At St. Elizabeth, we’re ready to help you with your adoption plan. For expectant mothers, we offer the control you need to get through this. 

After contacting us, our counselors are going to help you look through your options. If you do choose adoption, you also get to choose your baby’s family. We ensure the families we offer live up to expectations to provide a loving home and a bright future, giving the child their best chance. The birth is also your choice. We encourage you to have as comfortable of a birth as possible. And if you’d like, you have the option of either an open or closed adoption. Everything is designed with your comfort in mind.

But the assistance doesn’t stop there with St. Elizabeth. We also provide support every step of the way, even after birth. Ask us about helping you with living, medical, counseling, and legal costs.

Contact Our Adoption Agency in New Orleans

Are you ready to begin the process? We’re more than happy to help you begin! Learn more about the process and possibilities by contacting us online or giving us a call at 225-769-8888. We’re also available through email through  

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