The services of APO focus on these areas:
- Support for women and men experiencing unplanned pregnancies
- Outreach to teen parents
Support for unplanned pregnancy
Pregnancy Counseling: Counseling is provided by our professional staff as you process the implications of the pregnancy and begin to make plans for the future. Counseling is available to the father of the baby and extended family members as well.
Transportation: For those in our counseling program who have no source of transportation, APO’s transportation volunteers are available to take you to doctors appointments, dental appointments, etc. Transportation needs to be scheduled 5 days in advance.
Medical Care: We will guide you as you discover what type of medical insurance coverage you have.
If you do not have medical insurance, we will help you through the process of applying for Medicaid or CHIP. If you are not eligible for Medicaid or CHIP, and if you are making an adoption plan for your baby, APO can reimburse you for your medical costs after your baby has been placed with the adoptive parents. APO is not financially capable of paying the medical costs for those who choose to parent their baby.
Food/Shelter/Clothing: If you are in need of these basic necessities, APO will help you find resources to meet your needs.
Aggieland Pregnancy Outreach is licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to provide complete adoption services to birthparents and adoptive parents.
Birth families: It is our desire to do all things with excellence. That includes the counseling care of our birth families. (birthmother, birthfather, extended family members.) We can be the most supportive to birth families who reside within a 50 mile radius of the Bryan/College Station area. We certainly help birth families throughout the state, but it just takes a little more time for us to reach you. APO handles all the legal details of adoption and there is no cost to birth families for any of our adoption services.
Adoptive families: We work with families who reside in the state of Texas. APO’s adoptive couples have been married at least 3 years, both are Christians, and one commits to being a stay-at-home parent until the child reaches kindergarten. (Stay-at-home is defined as working less than 20 hours per week outside the home.)
For married couples interested in our adoption program, visit AggielandAdoptions.org
Outreach to teen parents:
For more details visit The Mama Club Page
Real Men is for young single dads. It meets in conjunction with The Mama Club on Thursday nights. Young dads (or serious boyfriends of teen moms attending Mama Club) enjoy free dinner with the Mamas and children then they break off into their own group. They talk about manhood and handling the responsibility that comes with being a parent. Some nights they just hang out playing pool or basketball.
APO partners with local public schools to provide Parent Academy weekly to each high school campus. This elective class helps teen parents gain confidence in their parenting and guides them in making wise life choices.