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PARENTING

Parenting is a lifelong commitment with many rewards and challenges.

It is difficult to make this decision when you feel that your career, education, financial stability, and relationships are in jeopardy. These are valid concerns, and our counselors will examine these issues further with you. Parenting is a lifelong commitment with many rewards and challenges. Thankfully, you do not have to face it alone. Our counselors will be here and will help you prepare both before and after your pregnancy. Assistance is available with referrals, parenting instruction, and material items.

ADOPTION

The idea of carrying your child only to release him or her into the care of another family may seem emotionally impossible.

This may seem to be the most difficult decision, regardless of the impact on your career, education, financial stability, and relationships. The idea of carrying your child only to release him or her into the care of another family may seem emotionally impossible. It may help you to know that you can be part of choosing an adoptive family for your child. Our counselors can answer many questions you may have regarding adoption. Referrals for adoption agencies are available.

Adoption FAQs

Should I choose an open or closed adoption?

With an open adoption, you select the parents for your child. You can also select the amount of openness you are willing to share before and after the baby is born with a formal “Adoption Plan.”

What kind of financial issues will I face?

Many adoption agencies do NOT charge the birth mother any fees and will actually assist with living expenses, maternity items, and all medical bills. We will help you pick the right agency for you and your situation.

 

How will my child's placement be handled?

The timing of your child’s placement with his or her adoptive family depends on your wishes and your particular situation.

Will my child know me?

That depends if you choose an open or closed adoption. The agency will encourage you to provide your complete medical and social history for your child’s wellbeing.

What if I have already chosen a family?

We will help you with counseling throughout your adoption process.

ABORTION

Abortion is a life-changing event with significant physical, emotional, and spiritual consequences.

Abortion is not just a simple medical procedure. For many women, it is a life-changing event with significant physical, emotional, and spiritual consequences. Most women who struggle with past abortions say that they wish they had been told all of the facts about abortion. The following information will help you understand more about abortion procedures and abortion side effects and risks.

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Disclaimer: Pathways of Pella neither provides nor refers for abortion. Abortion is legal in the U.S.; for that reason we want you to be informed regarding the types of abortions available.

CONTACT US

703 Main St.
Pella, IA 50219

CALL: 641-628-4827
1-800-395-HELP (4357) after hours

EMAIL: info@pathwayspella.org

HOURS

Mon, Tues, Thurs: 10 am - 4 pm

Appointments preferred; walk-ins accepted.
All are free and confidential.

DID YOU KNOW?

We offer free:

  • Clothing & Winter Coats for children up to 24months
  • Diapers (size 1-4)
  • Parenting Classes (you can qualify for free crib/car seat)