We will help you get to a better place.


We will hold your hand and walk you through step by step.


We will give you all the power to choose your adoption plan.


We will help get your bills paid.

Thinking of giving your baby up for adoption?

  • Placing your baby with a family who deeply wants a child is a brave act of love and generosity
  • Giving your baby opportunities is an act of selfless love
  • We believe you should take great pride in your decision
  • We honor you and never judge you
  • Your pregnancy has the power to create great joy in this world

Read letters from birthmother who have touched our lives

“A close friend from high school told me about Elisabeth and Adoptions First. She had gone through the adoption experience and said so many wonderful things, she shared her story with me and so I contacted Elisabeth. Elisabeth was so open and friendly. She made everything simple to understand and truly deeply cares. She was there for me whenever. She listened to everything. No one ever made me feel ashamed of my decision. They made me feel good about it and supported everything that I wanted through the process.”

 – Birthmother, Katie

You Can Count On Us

Adoptions First will handle every detail of your adoption plan so your pregnancy and placement are as easy and comfortable as possible. We have many wonderful pre-screened families. You tell us what you need and what you are looking for in a family for your baby. We will do the rest.

Getting Started

We know the hardest step is the first step. If you reach out to us, we promise that things will begin to get easier. It is never too early or too late to call. We are happy to answer any questions you may have or just talk with you about your situation. Any assistance, advice or guidance we provide you as a birth mother is given freely, without any commitment from you. We guarantee your privacy and we give you all the time you need for you to understand the adoption process.

You do not have to do this alone. We are here to give you support. All you need to do is reach out to us. We are happy to talk to you any time 24/7 at 1-800-658-8284.

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How Adoptions First Works:

  • You can select the adoptive family for your baby, if you wish
  • You can meet the adoptive parents and establish a relationship, if you wish
  • You can choose a birth plan and hospital plan that is right for you
  • After placement, you can receive letters and pictures of your child, if you wish
  • Your bills will be paid, if you need
  • You can choose an open adoption or closed adoption plan

This is your adoption plan, so we want you to know all the choices available for you. We believe that you should be in charge of your own adoption and that you have the right to ask as many question as you want and as often as you need. We will guide you through the process. We will hold your hand. Our warm and caring staff is always available to speak with you or meet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Open Adoption

Open adoption is when you, the birthmother, choose the adopting family for your baby. You and the adopting parents get to know each other before you deliver. This includes phone calls, texting and visits, if you wish. You will spend time together in the hospital. You can also receive pictures, letters and updates after you go home, if you wish.

Closed Adoption

Closed adoption is when you, the birthmother, choose the adopting family or ask Adoptions First to select the adopting family for your baby. You can also decide to have little or no contact with the adopting family.

How We Can Help You

Pregnancy-related living expenses during your pregnancy and for a period after your delivery can be provided. We will assist you with medical, legal, and living expenses during and after your pregnancy.* Our goal is to make sure all pregnancy related expenses, and help getting back on your feet, are provided for you.

Pregnancy-Related Living Expenses Usually Include:

  • Cell Phone
  • Food
  • Housing/Rent
  • Utilities
  • Maternity Clothes
  • Transportation
  • Child Care For Your Other Children
  • Medical
  • Counseling
  • Legal
*Our program provides you with financial assistance above, as your state laws permit.

Post Adoption Services:

Even after placement of your baby, we are committed to providing you with continuing services. We are happy to make referrals and recommendations and to help you get more of the services you may need. Below are some examples:

  • GED Assistance
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Schooling
  • Job Help
  • Child Care

Please contact us for more information. We would be happy to explain the adoption process to you in detail.

Birthmother FAQs

1. Can my bills be paid?

Yes, your bills can be paid. Most states allow birth mothers to receive help with your rent, food, utilities, phone, maternity clothes, medical and counseling. We can also help with child care for your other children.

2. Do I have to pay for the adoption?

No, the adoption is paid for by the adopting parents. There is no cost to you as the birth mother.

3. Can I talk to another birthmother?

Yes, we have birthmothers who have placed their baby for adoption with Adoptions First families. They are available for you to talk to. They can share their experience and help you in making your own decision.

4. If I need a place to live, can you help me?

Yes, we can help you move into a new place of your choice to live.

5. How do you know the adopting parents are a safe family for my baby?

All of our adopting parents have been referred by people we know. We only work with adopting parents that have an approved Home Study from a state agency.

6. Can I choose the adopting parents for my baby?

Yes, the birth mother can choose the adopting parents.  You tell us what you want in a family for your baby and we will share profiles of adopting parents that match what you are looking for.

7. Can I talk to and meet the adopting parents for my baby?

Yes, you can get to know the adopting parents as much or as little as you want. All of our families are open to getting to know you and spending time with you before and after your baby is born. Most of our birthmothers and adopting parents continue to talk, text, share pictures and updates.

8. Will I be all alone?

No, we will be there for you as much as you want us to. We will hold your hand throughout your pregnancy and help you with anything you need. We will also be there for you after you have your baby. We have birth mothers that keep in touch for many years after.

9. What happens when I go into labor without choosing adopting parents?

If you do not have adopting parents picked out when you go into labor, do not worry. We will work together to choose adopting parents for your baby. Your baby will not go into Foster Care or to an Agency. Your baby will go home with a family of your choice.

10. What happens when I go into labor and I have already chosen adopting parents?

If you have adopting parents chosen for your baby, you will have made a hospital plan with Adoptions First and the adoptive family. When you go into labor you will call the adopting parents and your Adoptions First caseworker and we will follow your plan.  We respect the wishes of the birth mother throughout the entire journey.

11. How do I talk to my other children about adoption?

Your Adoptions First caseworker will share with you how other birth mothers have talked to their children about adoption.

12. Will anyone know my business?

No, everything is private and confidential. The only people that will know about your adoption are the people that you choose to share it with.

13. Where are you located?

We have offices all over the country. If you would like to meet, we can come meet you. If you do not want to meet, that is fine too.  We work with many birth mothers by phone each and every day.

14. Can I call you if I am unsure of my decision?

Yes, you can call us anytime. We will never pressure you to make a decision. We want the decision to be yours.  You can call or text us anytime to talk about adoption without making a commitment.

"To help build a family is one of the greatest gifts you could give someone. I feel extremely blessed to have been through this experience and I have to give a HUGE thank you to everyone at Adoptions First."

− Sarah, Birthmother

"When no one was there for me, I had the staff of Adoptions First. They never judged me, never laughed at me and never questioned me. They were always there for me. To this day I still talk with them. I love these incredible women. I am ever so grateful to all of the staff at Adoptions First."

− Jessica, Birthmother

"We do know we were absolutely in the right hands with Elisabeth and do believe this could not have come together if not for her help and involvement. We will be HIGHLY recommending your team."

− Anonymous from New York

"My family will never be the same. David and the staff opened our eyes to the adoption process. Instead of a daunting experience, we felt totally supported throughout the process with a successful outcome. The group at Adoptions First are sincere, honest and totally professional. My deepest thanks."

− Howie Mandel of Deal or No Deal

"Honestly, this process can be very hard at times, and the strength and kindness of this group provides a hardy shelter when it gets a little stormy out there. I cannot say enough about David and Elisabeth. They are wonderful! There is no one else to trust your adoption to."

− Trish, Adopting Mom

"My experience with Adoptions First , David and Elisabeth, was nothing short of amazing. The whole team made me feel like a part of the family and it was the BEST experience of my life.... The results... My baby boy!"

− Brandi, Adoptive Parent

"David and the staff of Adoptions First are the very best. We have recommended them for many years."

− Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys

"Hey gang, for many years, I have recommended David and his staff. They have helped build my family."

− Rosie O'Donnell

"I called (Adoptions First) so many times with what I thought were stupid, and emotional questions and they were always there to support me and my husband. They told us to be ourselves. So we relaxed."

− Rebecca, Adoptive Parent

"I never thought this day would come. Your team is amazing."

− Jeffrey Tambor

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Would you like more information about the process of adoption, our services or staff?

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