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Beginnings Family Services

An Unplanned Pregnancy?

It’s normal to feel confused, alone and overwhelmed when facing an unplanned pregnancy. You may want help to explore options and decide what is best for you and your baby.

Beginnings has been serving individuals and couples facing unplanned pregnancies since 1985. A Beginnings counsellor can help answer your questions in a safe, caring environment. A supportive, trained counsellor can help you determine your options and decide what is best for you and your baby.

Our Services:

  • Free pregnancy counselling and pregnancy support
  • Licensed, private open adoption services
  • Short-term foster care (if needed)
  • Post-adoption counselling
  • Post-abortion counselling
  • Community resource assistance

All of our services to birth parents are free.

Beginnings is an open adoption agency.

We believe that birth parents are significant people in the lives of children. Open adoption is a way of honouring that significance and making those connections accessible to the adopted child.

We ask all our prospective adoptive couples to learn about and become comfortable with open adoption as part of their process of preparing to adopt through Beginnings.

Open adoption involves ongoing communication and contact between the birth parent(s) and the adoptive family, including the child. This can take the form of letters, emails, phone calls or visits. The amount of contact is negotiated and varies from one adoption to another. Open adoption is good for the adopted child as it allows him or her to maintain relationships with important people in his life; as he or she grows older, open adoption allows access to information about his or her origins and background.

Note: Wherever possible, we encourage open adoption. However, there are some circumstances where sharing identifying information may not be appropriate.

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