Did you know that AGOHA has a Due Date Calculator app for your phone?
This app is designed for those working with pregnant women to both provide accurate due date information as well as to gently introduce the option of adoption. Often, upon discovering pregnancy, when discussing options adoption is mentioned but dismissed immediately by a client in crisis. While we would never presume that every woman in a crisis parenting situation should place a baby, it is absolutely worth considering, even though difficult. We hope that this will be used as a tool to begin the conversation.
The app is easy to use, and a tutorial is provided below. We welcome any suggestions for improvements and would love to hear how you use it!
To begin, download the app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store for Android. Simply search on AGOHA Due Date Calculator, or download directly by scanning the QR codes below.
Once you have installed it on to your phone or tablet, you will see this screen:
As you can see, you can choose to calculate a due date based on the first day of the last menstrual period or a known date of conception. Once you enter your date, a due date is calculated immediately.
As you can see, on both screens appear photos, names and a link to downloadable profile is provided at the bottom of the screen. You can scroll through the families. All of these families are approved, hopeful adoptive families through A Gift of Hope. The app automatically updates as we add and remove families from the website, so you can be assured that any family you see on the screen is available to adopt. Again, this is designed to help start the conversation about long term goals and options for your clients. Feel free to click through the families or even give us a call if you or your client has questions about them or the adoption process in general. Our contact info is in the menu and we would love to hear from you! No pressure, just information.