Pregnant? Call or Text: 623.695.4112
Serving Pregnant Women Statewide With a Local Office Located in: Phoenix, Arizona
Adoptive Parents Call: 623.936.4729 or 800.340.9665

Pregnant and in a domestically violent relationship? Searching for a pregnant women’s shelter?  We can help.
Adoption is a viable option.

Our adoption agency can provide safe housing – no need to stay in a pregnant women’s shelter.  The pregnant women we serve who are victims of domestic violence have access to free housing, food, clothing, shelter, healthcare, and free adoption services.  Between 3% and 6% of pregnant women in the United States experience a physical form of domestic violence, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC.)

Physical violence while pregnant can result in:

  • Immediate effects on pregnancy can include:
  • Blunt trauma to the abdomen
  • Hemorrhaging (including placental separation)
  • Uterine rupture
  • Miscarriage/stillbirth
  • Preterm labor
  • Premature rupture of the membranes
Pregnant and in a domestically violent relationship?
Pregnant and in a domestically violent relationship?

As a victim of domestic violence, it is important that you stay safe. You don’t have to stay in a pregnant women’s shelter though. Adoption is a very positive option. Being in a domestically violent relationship is one reason that pregnant women choose to make an adoption plan.

Here are some reasons why:

Pregnant women in domestic violent relationships:

  • Postpone beginning prenatal medical appointments
  • Are twice as likely to miss their prenatal OB appointments
  • Have a higher risk of preterm birth and delivering low birth weight babies
  • Being in a domestically violent relationship is associated with having poor nutrition, inadequate gestational weight gain, and higher rates of smoking, alcohol use, and substance use
  • Women who have been hospitalized for a physical assault during their pregnancy are at a higher risk – 8 times the risk of fetal death and nearly 6 times the risk of neonatal death

Domestic violence during your pregnancy can have a negative impact on your child as they are growing up. Studies show us that women in domestically violent relationships have children that are at an increased risk of:

  • increased levels of trauma symptoms
  • twice as likely to have a difficult temperament
  • having behavioral problems during childhood such as: physical aggression, disobeying rules, cheating, stealing, anxiety or depression

We have resources to help you!  If leaving your abusive relationship leaves you homeless and in financial despair, you do not have to stay in a pregnant women’s shelter. We can help!!!
We can assist you with:

  • Housing
  • Food
  • Maternity clothing
  • cell phone
  • transportation
  • and for more please click here

Additionally, our Arizona Adoption Agency has an Adoption After-Care Program (The Donna K. Evans Foundation.)

Pregnant and in a domestically violent relationship?

Find out more information about unplanned pregnancy options in Arizona call (623) 695-4112 or click HERE.

U.S., call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for the National Domestic Violence Hotline or visit the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline operated by RAINN.

For more resources, visit the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s website.

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