At Adoptions by Heart we understand this can be a difficult time for you. We have compiled some of the best resources for you to make sure you are healthy and safe. Resources available here in Colorado and nationwide.
No matter how far along in your pregnancy you are it is important to get regular prenatal care. Whether you have insurance or not, you can get quality medical care to ensure a safe and healthy pregnancy.
Click on the links below to find prenatal care and state funded health insurance in your area:
Federally funded food and nutrition program for pregnant women and women with small children.
Planned Parenthood provides high quality prenatal care. Find a location near you.
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Prevention Services Division
DRUG & ALCOHOL USE
It is estimated that 6% of women use illegal drugs during their pregnancy. Although the use of illegal drugs is never a part of a healthy pregnancy, Adoptions by Heart understands and has experience working with women who use illegal drugs recreational, or who are addicted to illegal drugs and use throughout their pregnancy.
The American Council for Drug Education provides an information site to learn more about the use of illegal drugs during pregnancy.
To learn more about drug addiction ask your health care provider or search for professional help in your area:
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral Service
(800) 663-HELP (800-662-4357)
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)
(800) NCA-CALL (800-622-2255)
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence estimates that 324,000 pregnant women are victims of domestic violence every year. If you are a victim of domestic violence or know someone who is, please contact one of the following resources for support:
Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Sexual Assault Hotline
National Runaway Switchboard
PLEASE PLEASE CALL US OR TEXT US IF YOU FIND YOURSELF IN THE POSITION TO SEEK SAFE HAVEN FOR YOUR BABY-WE WILL HELP YOU! 303-317-9241
If a parent voluntarily delivers a child to a firefighter, or a hospital staff member who engages in the admission, care or treatment of patients, when such firefighter is at a fire station or such hospital staff member is at a hospital, the firefighter or hospital staff member shall, without a court order, take temporary physical custody of the child if:
a.) The child is seventy two hours old or younger; and
b.) The parent did not express an intent to return for the child.
If a firefighter or hospital staff member takes temporary physical custody of a child pursuant to subsection (1) of this section, the firefighter or hospital staff member shall:
a.) Perform any act necessary, in accordance with generally accepted standards of professional practice to protect, preserve, or aid the physical health or safety of the child during the temporary physical custody; and
b.) Notify a law enforcement officer and the county department of the social services or the abandonment within 24 hours after the abandonment……
- 47 states currently support a “Safe Surrender” or “Safe Haven” law that allows a parent or person with lawful custody to surrender a baby confidentially to a Safe Surrender site, without fear of arrest or prosecution for child abandonment.
Safe Haven sites include hospital emergency rooms and state and county fire departments.
Rape Crisis Hotline
BIRTHMOTHER PEER SUPPORT
C.A.B.H offers birthparent mentoring support for both birth mothers and birth fathers. To find out more, contact the Birthmother Service Coordinator of C.A.B.H. at 720-317-9241.
CDHS Division of Supportive Housing and Homeless Programs
POST ADOPTION SUPPORT
ON YOUR FEET FOUNDTION COLORADO
On Your Feet Foundation of Colorado, a new nonprofit (501(C)3) post-placement adoption resource dedicated to helping and inspiring birth mothers after adoption. On Your Feet Foundation’s goal is to empower and support birth mothers post adoption to achieve personal and financial independence by providing them with the tools, training and support they are not able to get elsewhere. By honoring and valuing the loving choice that birth mothers have made to place their children for adoption,On Your Feet Foundation Colorado is able to help these women become more confident, successful and productive in their lives and the world we share.
“Our greatness lay not so much in being able to remake the world as in being able to remake ourselves.” – Mahatma Gandhi
To contact On Your Feet Foundation Colorado
email: [email protected]
Phone number: Call or text 720-272-6122
Facebook: On Your Feet Colorado