What do Dave Thomas (founder of Wendy’s restaurants), Steve Jobs (co-founder of Apple and creator of the iPhone), Colin Kaepernick (San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback) and Faith Hill (country music superstar) have in common? Their mothers all chose to give them life in the midst of difficult circumstances and then placed them with an adoptive family to raise them.
Adoptees continue to make their mark in the world. They live, love, serve, and succeed in their chosen fields. Contrasted with closed adoptions in the past, a birth mom now makes an adoption plan and can be involved in the process of determining the child's adoptive family. She also participates in decisions on future openness with the family she decides to place her child with.
Adoption is a decision that can be approached slowly with the birth mother in control of her own and her child's destiny. Medical and other expenses can be covered, and contact with the birth father can be handled by the adoption agency.
Adoptions are finalized after the birth to give mothers sufficient time and full knowledge of options. We work closely with New Life Family Services, an organization devoted to helping women who are assessing their openness to adoption. An Options for Women/Cornerstone advocate will support the birth mother throughout the process.
At Options for Women/Cornerstone, we eager to work with you regardless of what you decide, and we're happy to meet whatever your needs are along the way.