ADOPTION Resources FOR
Financial Aid/Resources for Our Expecting Mothers
Are you in need of Financial Assistance? We are allowed to assist you with finances as long as it follows the guidelines given by licensing. Areas we are allowed to help you would include:
- Gas to go the doctors appointment or to meet with us
- Phone bill
Our staff can assist you in applying for Medicaid. We can also help you sign up for local resources that can help you now and after the birth.
There are many pregnancy centers located around the DFW area to help guide and support you. They can provide proof of pregnancy, offer you a free sonogram, and can give you guidance and support.
The Womens Clinic in Grapevine – 2401 Its E. Woods Ave. #300, Grapevine, Texas 76051. Phone: 817-488-2668. Website: www.ecfa.org
PregnancyHelp4U – 5857 Park Vista Circle, Keller, TX 76428. Phone: (817) 753-6222. Website: www.pregnancyhelp4u.org
Mid Cities Pregnancy Center – 201 Westpark Way Euless, TX 76040. Phone number: 817-577-4387. Website: http://mcpregnancy.org
Downtown Pregnancy Center (Dallas) – 525 North Ervay, Dallas, Texas 75201. Phone: 214-969-2433. Website: www.downtownpregnancycenter.com/
Fort Worth Pregnancy Center – 3221 Cleburne Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76110. Phone: (817) 924-9110. Website: http://fwpc.org/
Pregnancy Resource Center -1010 Ridge Road, Rockwall TX 75087. Phone: 972-772-8292 (Rockwall) and 972-288-5500 (Mesquite). Website: Options4me.org
Real Options for Women –1776 W. McDermott Dr. Ste 100 Allen, TX 75013. Phone: 972-424-5144. Website: www.realoptionstx.com
Prestonwood Pregnancy Ctr – 690 West Campbell, Suite 150, Richardson TX 75080 Phone: 972-386-4015. Website: www.prestonwoodpregnancy.org
Cleburne Pregnancy Center –100 S Main Street, Cleburne TX 76033. Phone: 817-641-7741 or 800-712-HELP. Website: www.cleburnepc.com
The Brazos Pregnancy Center – 1812 Action Hwy, Granbury, TX 76049. Phone: 817-579-1233. Website: www.brazospregnancycenter.com
The Children’s Advocacy Center in Denton – 1854 Cain Drive, Denton, Texas. Phone: 972-538-9659. Website: https://cacdc.org
Bravelove is another wonderful resource for Birthmothers.
BRAVELOVE is a pro-adoption movement dedicated to changing the perception of adoption by acknowledging birth moms for their brave decision. Their website has Pre and Post Adoption Help, Personal Stories, Resources for Professionals and much more! You can go to their website to find out more: www.Bravelove.org
Cora Beth’s Adoption Journey
We have a Birthmother Support Group that meets regularly to help encourage and affirm our courageous Birthmothers and Expecting Mothers.
Ashley helps TCA with our Birthmother Support Group Meetings as well as encouraging Expecting Mothers who have questions about the adoption experience. She knows firsthand what it is like to be a Birthmother, and has a heart for helping other Birthmothers who may be at different stages of their journey.
Her firsthand knowledge about the adoption experience gives unique insight and encouragement to Expecting Mothers considering adoption as well as Birthmothers who already chose adoption for their child. Ashley is available to chat or text Expecting Mothers.
If you have questions for Ashley, or would like to be a part of our Birthmother Support Group, text her at (469) 534-6540.
For a birthmother, adoption is such a unique loss. When she chooses adoption for her child, she sometimes finds herself unable to deal with the overwhelming sense of loss and sadness. To whom can she turn for encouragement? Traditional counseling doesn’t always help. Her child isn’t dead, so a memorial service can’t provide the closure she so desperately needs. This is the world of the birthmother. She is misunderstood, grieving in spite of her good decision. Millions of these women are alone and hurting. They are angry at God, at themselves, and at their families. “Heart of a Birthmom” uses the Bible and inspiring, applicable devotions to: • offer encouragement in the face of doubt and grief, • offer love in spite of how birthmoms view themselves, • reflect the light of a holy God, and • challenge readers to explore a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. Whether a birthmother chose adoption last month or ten years ago, “Heart of a Birthmom” is a book whose time has come.
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