Family Research Council

The Missing Piece: Adoption Counseling in Pregnancy Resource Centers

By Family Research Council and Rev. and Mrs. Curtis J. Young

In 1997, the Family Research Council conducted research to assess the
effectiveness of pregnancy resource centers in helping women with unwanted
pregnancies. The study asked a representative sample of American women how
likely they would be to encourage a single, pregnant young woman to consider
each of the following four options:



  • getting an abortion;

  • marrying the baby's father;

  • placing the child for adoption;

  • rearing the child by herself.