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Pregnancy Support Services

Caring and confidential pregnancy counseling

Pregnant? We can help.

An unexpected pregnancy can set off a wide range of emotions. You may feel scared, angry or overwhelmed. You may feel alone – even with the support of family and friends. Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas is here to help. 

Our services support you and your baby through pregnancy and the early days of your child’s life. The goal of the program is to provide education, support and physical baby items to women who are pregnant and parenting their child. We provide client-centered case management to help encourage, guide and prepare for the upcoming arrival of the baby.

Support and Counseling

Our Pregnancy Support Services include:

  • Free and confidential individual pregnancy counseling
  • Caring, non-judgmental support
  • No age or income eligibility requirements
  • Regularly scheduled meetings at least once a month
  • Honest information regarding parenting and adoption options
  • Parenting support and community referrals
  • Post-delivery follow-up and support lasting up to 6 months
  • Education about safe sleep and car seat training
  • Essential supplies
  • Help with connecting and applying to Medicaid, WIC, food stamps or Happy Bottoms
  • Translators available when needed
  • Services are offered in-person, by phone, or by Zoom, depending on the client’s personal preference
  • Pregnancy counseling is available free of charge

What to expect in pregnancy counseling

We help you process the life change of carrying a child, provide educational information and support and walk with you as you explore options for parenting or creating an adoption plan.

We first get to know you personally. We start by getting to know a little bit more about you and your pregnancy. We will discuss your medical history, baby’s due date, your relationship with the father, your housing, financial situation, educational and employment goals and more.

The health and happiness of you and your child is our priority. We’ll discuss the importance of maintaining good health for you and your baby—physically, emotionally and mentally. We help identify the support you have in your life.

Education is a big part of what we do. This includes providing information about what to expect with pregnancy and how to navigate the healthcare system.

We offer ongoing support. For those who choose to parent, our staff continues to provide essential support for six months after your delivery, and can help connect you with long-term programs that support you in your parenting journey and in building a happy, stable life for your growing family. Our staff can also act as an intermediary between expectant parents and adoptive parents scheduling visits, forwarding letters/photos and helping with any other communication between the families. 

Most importantly, we will talk about your hopes and dreams for you and your baby. We are here to support you in building the best life for you and your child.

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas is part of the Adoption Association serving Kansans. Please click the button above to read FAQs and view additional resources.

Parenting

If you choose to parent the child, we’ll connect you with available community resources to help prepare you before and after the birth of your baby. We’ll continue to offer counseling for up to six months following the baby’s birth.

We help you consider details such as building a support network, pre- and post-natal care for you and your baby, safety trainings and parenting information, essential supplies, programs available to help with food assistance, housing and medical costs, etc. We help support you as you navigate educational and employment decisions with a young baby.

Adoption

If you would like to place your baby for adoption, you will work with us to select a forever family for your child, and to choose what kind of open adoption you are interested in. We will be there with you throughout your pregnancy, birth of your baby and beyond. Adoption fees are covered by the adoptive couple. After the delivery, our staff will be there at the hospital to serve as your advocate as you place the baby with the adoptive parents. We then provide ongoing support for several months after the birth.

Find more information for expectant parents here.

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Our Service Area

Counseling and Supporting Parents Across Northeast Kansas

We serve the 21 counties of Northeast Kansas: Anderson, Atchison, Brown, Coffey, Doniphan, Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Lyon, Marshall, Miami, Nemaha, Osage, Pottawatomie, Shawnee, Wabaunsee and Wyandotte.

Pregnancy Support Services – Office Address:
9720 West 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212

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