POWERS refers to adoption placement organizations that support all pregnancy options, including abortion and parenting. Services for pregnant people exploring or planning adoption are free.
On this page, we list adoption organizations that support pregnant people in making individualized and informed decisions and help them create an adoption plan that feels best for them. These organizations welcome single, unmarried, multi-racial, and LGBTQIA+ folks as prospective adoptive families and are not affiliated with religious groups.
Many of the listed organizations offer counseling and referral to pregnant people, as well as ongoing opportunities for education, support, and networking. Resources on our Life Resources page may also be of interest.
An informational hub for options, resources, and support around adoption, created through a partnership between the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families and the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families. WiAdopt is affirming of LGBTQIA+ people and unmarried people, but the majority of adoption organizations in Wisconsin is not. Please note the inclusivity details provided on their statewide organization list.
Offices in Madison, works with pregnant people statewide as well as those outside the state who wish to consider adoptive families in Wisconsin
Person-centering counseling is offered to help pregnant people determine options that are best for them. Callers exploring adoption are not obligated to choose adoption. Prospective adoptive parents are required to agree to some form of open adoption, but if a birth parent does not want ongoing contact (a closed adoption) , that choice will be honored.
Office in San Francisco, works with pregnant people in all states
Welcomes couples and individuals of all ages, religions, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.