Information, Resources and Services
Every Positive Alternatives site has information and referrals to local resources such as medical care, supplemental nutrition, housing assistance, child care assistance, adoption services, parenting education, and education assistance employment assistance.
Topic: Need someone to talk to?
I´d like to talk to someone about my situation, someone who knows what´s out there to help me.
Many of the Positive Alternatives grantees provide this opportunity. All services are free and confidential. There are also some 24-hour toll-free numbers listed where you can find someone to talk to at any time.
My baby´s father and I want to talk to someone in private about what help is out there for us.
Services provided by Positive Alternatives grantees are confidential. Your privacy is very important. Many grantees offer pregnancy counseling, and all of them have information on and referrals to local resources for medical care, supplemental nutrition, housing and child care assistance, adoption, employment and education.
I´d like to know more about the kind of adoption plan where I can keep in touch with my child as he or she grows up. Who can I talk to about this?
This is called an "open adoption". Some of the Positive Alternatives grantees are licensed adoption agencies. These organizations will be able to answer your questions. You aren´t under any obligation when you contact them. They can help you decide what is best for you and your baby, whether it´s to parent your baby yourself or to make an adoption plan.