Watch our videos:
|Birthmother Testimonial One|
|Birthmother Testimonial Two|
|Birthmother Testimonial Three|
|Testimonial: What Adoption means to me|
|Testimonial: Why She Chose Durand Cook|
We know that there are thousands of questions spinning around in your head right now which most likely include the following:
Do I keep the baby? Can I raise this child? How do I pay for this?
How are adoption agencies different? Am I ready to be a full time parent?
What will my family say or do? How do I live the life I had planned?
What about abortion? What about adoption? What’s best for this baby?
You probably have a hundred more questions… We are here to help.
- CALL our hotline at 800-321-2138
- TEXT us at 424-241-8141
- CHAT with an adoption counselor, or
- EMAIL us right now at email@example.com
We can send you our initial packet of information with helpful literature and an educational video via overnight delivery.
For over 25 years we have helped birth mothers like yourself find the answers they are looking for. We have helped form hundreds of families through our unique approach.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
We are not “parent profile” oriented and lean more towards personal “face-to-face” introductions. Other adoption agencies or law firms will most likely have you sift through “parent profiles” to “pick” adoptive parents on your own. Based on actual feedback from many birth mothers who have interacted with adoption agencies and then call our office, the profiles start to look alike after they go through pages and pages of them.
Many birth mothers prefer to be guided in this process and we are here to provide you with professional, personal, sensitive and unbiased guidance.
We encourage you to view the video clips on this page to hear and see first-hand what some of our birth mothers say about their personal experience with our adoption program.
OUR APPROACH IS DIFFERENT.
First, we focus on you, your wishes and concerns. We make sure we understand your criteria for adoptive parents for your baby.
Second, with your criteria in mind, we go through our registry of prospective adoptive parents and narrow down the potential choices for you.
Next, we fly you out to our office in Los Angeles for a day of counseling and education — all travel and related expenses will be covered by our office and at no cost to you. We encourage you to bring the birth father along, or, if he is not available, you are welcome to bring a friend, your mom, sister, or someone whom you trust.
During your visit, you will be able to accomplish the following:
- Become acquainted with not only with the attorney and our staff, but also the adoption process itself;
- Avail of private counseling with a licensed professional adoption counselor who can help you explore your options and help you assess what you truly want to do;
- Schedule an ultrasound if you haven’t had one.
YOU MIGHT BE FEELING VERY ALONE AND AFRAID RIGHT NOW.
We know that being faced with an unplanned pregnancy can make you feel very isolated and alone. Our commitment is to provide you the support you need and be there with you through every step of the process.
This is a new experience for you and we understand. Some women are afraid of making the wrong decision, some worry about what pregnancy will do to their bodies, and more than anything, many are worried about what people will say or think if they place their baby with adoptive parents.
DO I HAVE TO COMMIT TO ADOPTION RIGHT AWAY?
No. We encourage you to first explore your options before making a commitment to an adoption plan. We are here to offer you the information you need to make an informed decision as to what is best for you and your unborn child.
We know that you need time to evaluate all of your options. The choice is ultimately yours and you should take as much time as you need to make the best decision for you and your unborn baby.
WHAT DO I DO NOW?
The first step is to get as much information as you can about adoption and the options available to you. Please call, chat or email us and we will send you our initial packet of information via overnight delivery — without any obligation on your part and certainly at no cost you.
- Call us TOLL FREE at 1-800-321-2138, or
- Text us at 424-241-8141
- Click on our ONLINE CHAT, or
- Fill out the EMAIL form or send a direct email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be here for you every step of the way.
Adoption is an option and it is something we want you to be able to choose in a most loving, positive and life-affirming way.