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Pregnancy Counseling

An unplanned pregnancy can bring feelings of confusion, fear and anxiety.

Catholic Charities has been a provider of pregnancy counseling and adoption services in Northern Kentucky since 1948. Our caring staff will help you and the other significant people in your life, before and after the birth of your baby. We are committed to providing information and support to help you make the best plan for yourself and your baby.

We are nationally recognized for the quality of our program, accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children and licensed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services as a Child Placement Agency for Adoption and Foster Placement.

What is the best plan for my baby and for me?

Good decisions don't just happen, they require careful planning. By taking the time to gather facts and explore feelings, you can be confident in your decision to choose either parenting or adoption.

What if I choose to parent my child?

At Catholic Charities we provide on-going counseling, support and parenting education to help you prepare for and parent your child. We can also assist you in finding resources available to you and your baby in the form of referrals for medical, housing, educational, employment and financial assistance.

What if I choose to make an adoption plan?

We have a strong commitment to provide a stable loving home for your child. Our potential adoptive parents have been carefully screened, educated, and prepared for adoption. We offer both closed and open adoptions. Birth parents are encouraged to design the adoption plan best suited to their needs and the needs of their child. Openness options may include selecting your baby's adoptive parents, meeting with them and making plans for continuing contact. If the plan includes openness, it is to the extent agreed upon by the birth and adoptive families. Catholic Charities covers all legal expenses. Assistance with medical and living expenses may be available on a case by case basis. Catholic Charities counselors provide ongoing support and counseling for both adoptive and birth families.

What kind of help can I expect?

When you call our agency you can schedule an appointment with an experienced professional counselor who will be an objective listener - someone with whom you can discuss your situation in confidence. She has a Master’s Degree in Counseling or Social Work and is interested in your overall emotional well-being as you go through this process.

How do I contact a pregnancy counselor?

If you would like to arrange an appointment with a pregnancy or adoption counselor you can contact our Client Care department by calling 859-581-8974. If you would like to email or speak with a pregnancy or adoption counselor directly please contact:

Monica Kuhlman, MA/NCC at mkuhlman@covingtoncharities.org or 859-581-8974 ext.125
Angel Stumler, MSSW/CSW at astumler@covingtoncharities.org or 859-581-8974 ext. 114

A Caring Connection

We partner with all Kentucky Catholic Charities pregnancy counseling and adoption programs through A Caring Connection. This partnership allows us to collaborate and provide best practice for our clients. To learn more visit the Caring Connection website.

Opportunities for Life

Pastoral ministry of the laity, offering life-affirming hope and help to those experiencing untimely pregnancies. Helpline answered by trained volunteers 24 hours a day.