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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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Sharaine - 2 years 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.. #1
LaShelle - 1 year 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 #2
Annie - 8 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 #3
carol - 4 months ago
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Add a comment...hi, i want to give my 3years old daughter for adoption. Can you help? #4
Rubi - 12 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
duduzile mavimbela - 7 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 #6
yakerra - 4 months ago
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You know I'm 21 and I been hoping to help someone with a little girl...i lost my baby girl last month and got plenty newborn clothes up to 6 months... I'm in Louisiana area #7
Jessica - 2 years 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? #8
Alisha - 12 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. #9
eva05 - 7 hours ago
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Crishna - 2 months ago
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Hello im a 21 year old young women with my partner in miami hoping to find a teenage girl who is unable to care for her child basically a private adoption i love kids and i want a family of my own. If you want to know more of course here is my email: prcrishna12 @ g mail . Com #11
luaradonald - 1 week ago
I have been married to my husband for 18years without no issue. on this faithful day, I decided to check the net for updates on healthy living and I came across a story of a man who Dr saulat helped his wife to conceive a baby. I decided to put a try because this has been my greatest problem in life. Today i am a proud mom. Words will not be enough to explain what this man did for me. He caste a pregnancy spell on me and I noticed I was pregnant on the 7th day after the spell. I am a happy mother, the pride of my family, a miracle in my town. I know there is someone in same condition and you feel there is no way. I urge you to contact him via email: xxxx this is the solution to every single mother around the globe. Distance is not a Barrier; he will surely make your dreams come through. You want your lover back or any other miracle in your life, contact him today so the world can be a better place to live... #12
Benita - 2 weeks ago
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lucas - 2 weeks ago
I required help until i found DR.OKIKA a great spell caster, And he cast a love spell for me, and he assured me that I will get my husband back in two days after the spell has been cast. two days later, my phone rang, and so shockingly, it was my husband who has not called me for past 1 year now, and made an apology for the heart break,and told me that he is ready to be my back bone till the rest of his life with me. DR.OKIKA released him up to know how much i loved and wanted him.And opened his eyes to picture how much we have share together. As I'am writing this testimony right now I'm the most happiest woman on earth and me and my husband is living a happy life and our love is now stronger than how it were even before our break up.So that's why I promised to share my testimony all over the universe .Below is the email address in situation you are undergoing a heart break contact the great man on xxxxx919 #14
Elizabeth - 4 months ago
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Hello all of you reading..My hubby and I are NYS certified foster parents with a completed homestudy in Upstate NY. We've been searching for months to adopt so we are reaching out here in the hopes of finding a child to complete our family. Are any of you out there wanting to give your baby/young child(ren) up for adoption in the NY area? We have a few bio children and an adopted daughter who is almost 8. We do not need a newborn, or a single child, even a small sibling group of younger children would be welcome. We know how emotional this is (we've lost 4 babies ourselves so we may not understand completely, but we know pain/loss.) Please serious response only.We've had more than one person try to scam us already..We have tried adopting thru foster care but there are no younger children available in NY for adoption. Please contact us with any questions. Thank you for reading.. We've a webpage we can share about us also we would love to share with you! #15
kylie - 2 weeks ago
I required help until i found DR.OKIKA a great spell caster, And he cast a love spell for me, and he assured me that I will get my husband back in two days after the spell has been cast. two days later, my phone rang, and so shockingly, it was my husband who has not called me for past 1 year now, and made an apology for the heart break,and told me that he is ready to be my back bone till the rest of his life with me. DR.OKIKA released him up to know how much i loved and wanted him.And opened his eyes to picture how much we have share together. As I'am writing this testimony right now I'm the most happiest woman on earth and me and my husband is living a happy life and our love is now stronger than how it were even before our break up.So that's why I promised to share my testimony all over the universe .Below is the email address in situation you are undergoing a heart break contact the great man on xxxx #16
Jessica - 3 weeks ago
Im 34 weeks. I don't have a home to live in. I keep jumping from house to house and I'm getting close to giving birth soon. I don't have a job. I don't have clothes or for the baby. I don't have nothing still. I am losing hope more and more everyday not knowing what to do. I've been doing everything I can to get help but not much has come to me. I'm scared I still won't have a home to live in by the time my baby is born. I keep searching for shelter homes but they mostly talk about adaption and I don't want to give my baby away. Can someone please help me. Im falling apart doing this all on my own. #17
anna - 3 weeks ago
I am 24, I just left a physically emotionally abusive relationship. I was also recently raped. I don't know if the babies are my ex or not. We were at the time trying to get pregnant as well. I'm in a rough spot, I don't want to do an abortion. I am hoping to raise my baby. Wether someone is just willing to help me get back on my feet and if they want of course can be apart of our lives as well afterwards if it came down to it but last option I would let someone adopt but I would still want to see and spend time with my child every week if possible. I live in fort Lauderdale but would be willing to relocate. My email is xxxx #18
Tee - 2 years ago
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Hi, I am 19 years old and am currently 12 weeks pregnant, my family does not support my decision to keep my child and has ultimately shunned me. I have no place to stay and am looking for help. I am in Upper Marlboro, MD. #19
Angelina - 1 day ago
Hello I'm a 30 year old and I'm 4months, the father of my baby just kicked me out and moved a 20 year old in. So I'm homeless with no money,no job, no family, no friends because of him, and no car so all in all I've got nothing. I was with him for 13yrs this is my first baby and I really need help #20
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