Friends in Adoption provides support services to pregnant individuals/expectant couples.
The right to choose, is about the right to choose without pressure, having access to community resources and supports, and nonjudgmental professionals who will empower. Maureen Sullivan, regional site manager of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, said, “Women come to Planned Parenthood with unintended pregnancies, and when presented with options, one of those being adoption, they say they ‘could never do that.’ Planned Parenthood views this as an opportunity for education and presents all options with equal baring.”
Through open adoption, she may choose before termination of parental rights to pick the adoptive family, have a relationship protected by law for visits, and updates maintaining her relationship with her child.
Friends in Adoption is a community partner with Planned Parenthood, a member of the Vermont State Adoption Consortium, a co-founder of the National Pro-Choice Adoption Collaborative, a recipient of the Human Rights Council seal and is a proponent of open adoption promoting the right of choice.”
– Sandra Schlosser