Who We Are:
The Birth Connection was founded in 1988, by Lois Baxter, now Executive Director, and a friend.
Lois was, at the time working for a local attorney, who did adoptions, and saw the lack of preparation and support given to the women who were answering his ad, placing their babies, and expected to “go on with their lives”.
After noticing the high rate of failed adoptions, and the number of women who changed their minds and reclaiming their babies, Lois began to talk with them and discovered the lack of services provided for these women.
She believes that the Lord used this experience to show her the need and open the door for this ministry to women.
The Birth Connection began to simply provide the services of:
• Decision Making – Exploring all a woman’s options
• Childbirth Preparation – Giving women alone a support and birth plan
• Parenting Resources – Peer & Community support to young mothers
• Adoption Planning – Choosing the family, preparing for the hospital, making a going home plan, and an open adoption agreement.
Each of these services is given with the individual needs and desires included, and are given at no charge to the woman or her family, regardless of her decision.