I live and breathe for chances to help mothers in need. Via twitter (follow Ethica) today I stumbled across the latest announcement from Ethica wherein they share their recent domestic family preservation efforts.
I have already written them and offered to help in my area now or in the future.
Would you consider doing same? Particularly if you live in the area of one of their two pilot cities – Tucson, AZ or Houston, TX?
Ethica has partnered with social service organizations in two pilot cities to launch our Family Preservation initiative.
While there are many services available to parents who are affected by poverty and/or youthful age, if the parent(s) were considering adoption and then chose to keep their child, often they find themselves unprepared to do so.
Ethica believes that poverty, youthful age and gender should not be, in and of itself, reasons to place a child for adoption. Sometimes a mother and/or father, just need a little help to get started.
At times Ethica has been told stories of parents who were transported to other states to give birth (usually states with “better” adoption laws…or laws that mostly benefit the adopting parents), and then if they choose to parent after they give birth they are stranded in a strange state, with no family or friends around to support them. Generally return transportation to their home state is withheld, and they have no car seat, no clothes, no diapers etc. (ETA: This was my situation exactly. Easter House transported me IL to take advantage of IL adoption law, lied to me about CT adoption law, and left me with the only support available – their employee/caseworker – that stood to profit from the sale of my child)
Even if they are not in a strange place, they often have not prepared for parenting a newborn and they need help and quickly!
Read more at Ethica site.