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Maternity homes are typically dorm-like residences which offer housing, transportation and other services to women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy and, for whatever reason, need a place to stay through the duration of their pregnancy. In addition to the typical dorm-like residences, there are some organizations that have recruited volunteer families who provide free housing for women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy and include them in their day to day family life. Both options allow expectant mothers a reduced stress atmosphere in which to continue their pregnancy and obtain regular medical care until delivery.

Maternity housing was a popular option in the 1950's and 60's which offered women a place where they could go in order to escape the stigmas associated with unplanned and unwed pregnancies. However, with the decriminalization of abortion, the wide-spread availability of birth control, as well as the changing attitudes towards single parenting in society, the numbers of maternity homes as dropped dramatically.

Maternity homes typically offer a wide range of services for women in need, ranging from counseling services and parenting classes to adoption related guidance and job training. In addition to providing guidance and support, staff and volunteers often assist expectant mothers with the process of applying for state-funded aide and other available public assistance.

Staying in a maternity home during your pregnancy is often free of charge, as are most of the services provided during your stay. Each maternity home operates differently, so it will be important for you to ask questions and find out what is expected of you, if you intend to utilize the option of staying in a maternity home during your pregnancy.

Maternity housing is a great option for expectant mothers who wish to make a decision regarding their future as well as the future of their unborn child, without the pressure that can come from friends and family who may not be supportive.

Visit the Adoption.com Professionals Directory to learn more about the housing options available to you in your state or across the country.

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LaShelle - 7 months ago
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Hello I am 11 weeks pregnant and the environment I am staying is lots of drama and stress. I am finding good myself having a emotional breakdown and I am more concern about my unborn child. Can someone help me where can I go till my delivery date on December 1. I had move to California to south Carolina and I have no family and friends out here. I don't want to go back home because my baby daddy want to be part of the pregnancy, delivery and the child life. him and myself staying with his family and they are the causing unhealthy environment for my baby #1
Sharaine - 1 year ago
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Hi I am 4 months pregnant... I have a job and a car.... I am just wondering is there any housing avalaible? I am in lynwood ca.. #2
Jessica - 1 year ago
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I am 23 and expecting my first child and am currently enrolled in online classes for college. I have no where to go and am 8 months pregnant. is there anywhere in Jacksonville, NC? #3
Annie - 3 months ago
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@NICOLLETE is there a way I can reach you? My little sister is 18 will be 19 soon she works and is 10 weeks pregnant but has been having complications with her pregnancy and just recently been released from ger dcf foster home last time i spoke to her she was staying at the father if the baby's house but cant stsy for long she has asthma and the basement has mold. my birth mom is out of the picture and I live in AZ i cant do much but help pay for prenatals and food she lives in West Haven CT last i heard. please feel free to contact me @xxxx my name is Annie. Thank you #4
Rubi - 7 months ago
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I'm 15, my names Rubi I am 22 weeks pregnant. And I live only with my father. I'm alone day and night. And I'm stressing and always worrying. He can't take care of me right now. He's struggling a lot, I can't take this anymore. Somedays he can't even buy food. The apartment we live in is pretty bad. My baby's father is signing his rights away when he is born. Being alone all day, to dealing with hearing about my baby's father getting drunk and doing things with girls really depresses me. Wondering if theirs any housing available for me until my father gets back on his feet. I live in longview Texas. And I really don't know what to do anymore. I have no place to go and I can't stay here any longer. #5
Kimberly - 2 months ago
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Hello, my name is Kimberly. My partner and I have been together 5 years. I have children of my own but we are willing to adopt privately from someone who is unable to care for there child and give them a home filled with lots of love. If you are a mom considering us as your answer you can reach me. I currently live in Michigan #6
duduzile mavimbela - 2 months ago
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Hi im a 24 yr old lady.im 16 weeks pregnent .i nid a plc to stay until i gv birth nd gv da baby up for adoption ,t1gen i cn #7
jami - 2 weeks ago
Hello everyone it wont let me leave my email or number so I will right it six zero three seven nine three eight zero five zero iam looking to adopt private anyway im looking to help a homless mother or a mother that needs a good home for there child I can provide that home my email I will rite diff wont let me.add that eather to ill space my email when u right it right it all together iam willing to take in a baby and a mother or eather or thanks j a m I l y n n 1 2 0 0 at xxxxxx dot com please iam not a scam iam a loving carein person you can get to no or I can help thanks #8
Passion - 4 months ago
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I just found out im 20 weeks pregnant. Thank God Im really small but people are starting to catch on. I have 2 jobs and i start college in 2 weeks. The father is VERY much involved and is happy about it but understands in this situation we are financially unprepared and is deciding on the high possibility of having an open adoption. I honestly do NOT need my mother to know at all that im even pregnant. Im 18 and live in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. #9
donisha - 1 month ago
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I have been stressed this whole year just had a baby 8 weeks ago and im ready to give up #10
Juanita - 2 days ago
This is a message to anyone who needs someone to give their newborn a home, my Husband of 16 years will be blessed to love and care for your little one. If you find your self in a situation that you may need help, there is help out there and there is also ,people like us who wants a child. my contact info is nitahodge7 at g mail dot com #11
Juanita - 2 days ago
Hello, My Husband and I have been married for 16 years, We have been looking to adopt a newborn. If you find yourself in a situation where you want your baby to have a stable home and will receive more love and attention with a stable environment . please keep us in mind. we are located in Richmond, VA you can contact us at nitahodge7 at g---- dot com Don't give up there is help out there and people like me that would love to help. Please No Scammers #12
jami - 2 weeks ago
Hey everyone I will.help you while ypur pregnant and with the baby please I have to right it weird cause it wont let me post heres my.number texr or call iam willing to take you in.and help one six zero three seven nine three eight zero five zero please conatct I will help you guys #13
Jasmin - 2 weeks ago
Hi I'm 20 and am currently living with my mom, dad big brother, and 4 younger sisters and brother and I no longer wanna feel like a burden on them. However my boyfriend is still in the picture and wants to continue to be there but both of us are having a hard time getting jobs but he's still trying. I was wondering are there any places available for both parents to live together to help us out #14
jami - 2 weeks ago
donisha contact ms it wont let me put my email texr me six zero three seven nine three eight zero five zero please and any other pregant mom text or call me and ill help heres my email j a m I l y n n 1 2 0 0 no spaces at g no spaces mail then dot com #15
jami - 2 weeks ago
My name is jami I help teen mothers homeless mothers and mothers who want to give there bany up tp a good home please contact me I been looking into private adopting I wanna spoil your baby and help you also so please call or text me six zero three seven nine three eight zero five zero or email xxxx I cant have anymore childern do to dammage done when I had my daughter so please contact me iam not spam or scam iam real and Im willing to welcome you in my home to help so againcall text or email #16
Schina Moore - 9 months ago
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Help. I am 20 and pregnant. I need a place to live. I have to move out end of this month and don't have no place to go. #17
Tanisha - 1 month ago
HI were looking for someone that can't afford to take care of their baby, we are a loving family and would love to add to our family. We want it to be a private adoption. Maybe if the mother needs a place to stay we can arrange something that way it feels like were part of the pregnancy too. #18
Alisha - 6 months ago
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Hi, I'm 32 weeks along and this is my first child. I recently lost my job and will soon be losing my car. I'm in need of housing- my bf and I broke up (the baby is his) and I was planning on living with him, but he insisted I find a place ASAP. I live in Belleville, Illinois, but was considering relocating back to Norman/Moore/Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Any help would be appreciated. #19
ema - 1 month ago
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I am a single women and cannot have my own but I am looking for some one who is in need of help and looking to help . I am financially stable African American , located in Chicago I am very serious . If u are looking into adoption and need help please contact me #20
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