Pregnancy, Parenting, and Adoption Services (PPAS)
During this COVID- 19 pandemic, Pregnancy, Parenting, and Adoption Services are still being provided to expectant mothers and fathers and adoptive families. Our social workers are being respectful of social distancing, screening for COVID-19 risk, and wearing masks when clients prefer it.
If a client is unwilling (or unable due to COVID-19 risk) to meet in person or have the PPAS social worker in their home, services are still provided. In these instances, technology is utilized and video conferencing is used to continue to stay connected during these times.
The Pregnancy, Parenting, and Adoption Services Program (PPAS) focuses on three main service areas.
- Adoption Services: Families who live in North Dakota and want to grow their family through adoption can do so through the PPAS program. There are four main types of adoptions that families choose from: North Dakota Infant adoption, Out of State adoption, Intercountry adoption, and Identified adoption. Our adoption services are tailored to meet the needs of each family and situation.
- Pregnancy Services: Anyone in the state of North Dakota who is experiencing an unexpected pregnancy can access free Pregnancy Services through CCND. Our compassionate social workers assist women and men in making the best possible plan for themselves and their babies. Women/men are supported in their choice to parent their child or to make an adoption plan. If they choose to make an adoption plan, the PPAS program connects them with a qualified, home study approved family, and walks them through the legal aspects of adoption. If they choose to parent their child, the
PPAS program helps them to prepare for their baby. Expectant families are supported in their decision, and help is offered throughout their pregnancy, labor and delivery, and after the baby is born.
- Post-adoption Search and Disclosure Services: Search and disclosure services are offered to adopted adults, birth parents, and biological siblings of adopted adults whose adoptions were completed through CCND. Our social workers share in this emotional journey with clients as they learn non-identifying information, obtain updated medical information, and/or explore new relationships with their birth families.
If you are looking for any of our services, please give us a call at #701-235-4457 or you can email us here.