At AVA Care, we understand the difficulty of facing an unintended pregnancy. We believe that information empowers. We strive to provide you with objective pregnancy and sexual health education so you can make a confident decision. We recognize that adoption may not be an option you’ve considered.

Reasons women choose adoption:

  • They are not ready to be a mom.
  • There is no support from the baby’s father.
  • They have plans that don’t include a baby right now.
  • They can’t afford another child.

AVA Care can provide answers to your questions, such as:

  • Is it the right plan for me?
  • How does it work?
  • If adoption is my decision, what is the next step?

Adoption allows you to be in full control of decisions regarding your pregnancy and your baby.

Types of Adoption


In an open adoption, the parents not only can choose the child’s family, they can also communicate directly with the new family about the child through letters, pictures, and possibly even phone calls or visits. The child will grow up knowing who their birth parents are.

PARTIALLY OPEN (or semi-open)

In a partially open adoption, the parents can choose the type of family the child is placed in. They may learn how the child is doing through pictures or letters that the adoption agency or lawyer shares with them. They usually will not know the child’s full name or location.

CONFIDENTIAL (or closed)

In a confidential adoption, the agency or lawyer will choose the child’s new family. The parents and new family won’t know any details about each other’s identity, but the agency may share medical information that will help the family care for the child.

AVA Care is here to advocate for you, validate your concerns, and provide answers to your questions about adoption.  Schedule an appointment online or call 540.434.7528 to speak with a member of our staff to get more information. We are here for you – no matter what you decide.


*AVA Care is not an adoption agency and we do not receive payment of any kind from adoption agencies. We provide you with information about adoption and can refer you to adoption agencies. They will provide you with further information and guide you through the process.

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