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I’m Pregnant

Offering Counseling and Support:

Maybe you just discovered that you’re pregnant. Maybe you’ve known for a while but haven’t been sure what to do next. Or maybe you currently are parenting a baby, and are thinking about placing him or her for adoption. Whatever your situation, St. Mary’s Hopeful Beginnings Program can help you make a plan that’s best for you and your baby. For free counseling support and referral services, call 1-847-870-8181, email or text HOPE1 to 67076 to request more information. All of your communication will remain confidential. We’re here for you.

Hopeful Beginnings: An Opportunity For A Fresh Start

We understand that many women experience unplanned pregnancies and need the support, counsel and understanding of trained professionals during this challenging time in their lives. As a result, St. Mary’s Services, a maternity counseling and adoption agency, began the Hopeful Beginnings Program. As the name suggests and was chosen by women who also have faced an unplanned pregnancy, we truly believe that through this difficult time in your life, there is an opportunity for a hopeful beginning ahead for you and your baby – and we’re here to help you find that.

As part of the Hopeful Beginnings Program, our counselors don’t just talk. We listen too. We provide women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy with free, confidential counseling and supportive resources in a non-judgmental environment. Our counselors will meet with you regularly at a time and place that is convenient for you, and offer you support during your decision-making process and throughout your pregnancy. With Hopeful Beginnings, you will receive compassionate, caring attention and support regardless of your decision. If you need maternity clothes or assistance with medical or living expenses, Hopeful Beginnings can help as well.

If you choose to create an adoption plan, one of the many benefits of the Hopeful Beginnings Program is that you will have the opportunity to choose from the families we have carefully selected and thoroughly screened. You can watch your child grow with the loving, stable adoptive family that you chose.

Throughout St. Mary’s more than 127-year history, we have provided hopeful beginnings for infants, birth parents and adoptive parents of all races and religions. Let us help you as well.



If you currently are parenting a baby, you might be overwhelmed, financially stressed and feel like you are not in a position to parent any more. St. Mary’s adoption counselors are here to talk with you about making an adoption plan that is best for you and your baby. You won’t feel pressured and we’ll give you all of the facts. We place children from newborn to age 3, so if you would like to learn more, call St. Mary’s for free adoption help at 1-847-870-8181.



  • Can my baby’s father be depended on for support?
  • Are my baby’s father and I ready for marriage?
  • Am I ready to be a parent on a full time basis?
  • Am I prepared for the demands of raising a child?
  • Do I want to finish school or go to college?
  • Do I have child care resources?
  • Will my parents understand and support me?
  • Who will pay my medical bills?
  • Can I afford to buy formula?
  • Can I afford to buy diapers and clothing?


If you are pregnant and would like to speak to someone immediately, please call (847) 870-8181 or text HOPE1 to 67076

Si usted está embarazada y quieres hablar con alguien inmediatamente, por favor llame al (847) 870-8181 or envie un texto a HOPE1 al 67076


“You always hear that making the decision of adoption is the toughest and most selfless thing you can do, and they’re right. My advice would just simply be to think of the future of your baby.”

– St. Mary’s Birth Mother