Loving Alternative adoption ministry provides individual counseling and compassionate friendship for any mother that chooses adoption or is considering it. It is located in Tyler, separate from the Maternity Home, to ensure that residents don’t feel pressured to place their child for adoption.
Loving Alternative’s ministry to the birth parent does not end at placement. It continues through the time when she grieves the separation of her child. The birth mother receives pictures, letters and updates from the adoptive family (exchanged through the agency) which help provide her with the assurance of knowing that her baby is healthy, happy and much loved. Adoption is a loving and self-sacrificial choice that a birthmother, birthfather and/or birth families make to ensure that their child has a stable and secure two-parent family to grow up in.