About Us

Adoption Support Now’s mission is to work hand-in-hand with community organizations by providing them with free adoption educational resources they can share with pregnant women who are considering their options. We believe every woman has the right to choose if, when, and how to have a family. Adoption is one of her choices.

Nathan Etter Director of Outreach & Education phone: 815-900-6296

After an eight-year career in public education, I was thrilled to join the Adoption Support Now community! I continually work to build relationships and cultivate partnerships with community organizations who serve expectant mothers. My goal is to equip these organizations with the tools and resources necessary to allow them to educate and support expectant mothers who are considering adoption. I am proud to be a part of an exciting enterprise whose mission is to empower expectant mothers with the knowledge they need in order to make their best informed choice.

Maryellen Kandu Birthmother & Expectant Mother Support phone: 815-307-0620

My passion for adoption comes from being a birth mom myself. I love sharing my story with others and I am excited to help guide other expectant moms on their journey. I am forever thankful for the support and encouragement I received before, during, and after placement. Once I realized that I was at peace with the decision I had made, I wanted to let others know that adoption is always an option. Once offered the opportunity to join the team at Adoption Support Now, I jumped at the chance because I was ready to help other expectant mothers who are now in the position I was once in, start their own journey. My goal is to listen to your wants and needs and provide my insight and the resources available for you. I know how tough this time is for you and you are so very brave. I want you to know that you are never alone. We are in this together.