It is the policy of The Magdalene Home to provide residents with a balanced presentation of all parenting options:
- Single parenting
- Parenting as a married woman
- Guardianship with extended family
- Placing a child for adoption into a loving family
The intent of The Magdalene Home is not to promote one parenting option over another but to present all options
It is important that staff, board members and volunteers refrain from giving any advice about parenting options to residents. It is solely the responsibility and privilege of the House Parents and counselors to counsel with residents and present and discuss the benefits and difficulties involved with each parenting option. Residents will receive counseling from a professional counselor on a weekly basis in order to consider all the parenting options and develop a parenting plan. Residents are free from duress to make their own decisions about placing for adoption or parenting their babies.
Residents who choose the option of placing their child for adoption will be referred to and work exclusively with Chosen One Adoption.