Our vision: That all women can freely make their own reproductive and sexual health choices.
Our mission: To be the leading voice for women's reproductive choices in Queensland.
Children by Choice is an independent Brisbane-based non-profit organisation, committed to providing unbiased information on all unplanned pregnancy options – abortion, adoption and parenting. We have a pro-choice and client-centred approach.
We provide non-judgemental all options counselling, information and referrals for Queensland women and people with uteruses experiencing unplanned pregnancy, and post-abortion counselling, through our Queensland-wide phoneline and in person at our Brisbane office.
We also provide sexuality education to young people and professional development training for health and community sector professionals. We work to advance Queenslanders' reproductive choices, and to improve access to safe and legal abortion.
We are a state-wide service and operate Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. We are funded by the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services to provide our counselling and community education services. We rely heavily on our members, supporters, and volunteers to assist us in our non-funded work, and are a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission.
Always was, always will be Aboriginal land
Children by Choice acknowledge and honour the traditional owners of country throughout Queensland and their continued connection to land and community. We recognise the three separate cultures of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and South Sea Islander people.
As women, we believe that women need to respect traditional owners, to communicate this respect to them, and to recognise the dispossession of the land and its ongoing effects on Aboriginal peoples today.
As a women's service, we acknowledge the sorrow of the mothers of the Stolen Generations and apologise for the removal of their children by white Australians.
Our key values
- pro-choice and woman-centred;
- ethical and evidence-based;
- non-judgemental and unbiased;
- confidential and respectful;
- committed to social justice, diversity and equity; and
- dedicated to promoting self determination.
Our values mean we strive to make our service a safe space which is responsive to the needs of our clients above all else. We welcome anyone here who needs our support, regardless of race, religion, level of ability, gender identity, sexuality, class, or age.
We can arrange for a translator for clients whose first language is not English. If you or someone you're supporting would rather talk to us face to face but is unable to access our building at Windsor, we will do our best to organise a session at an alternative Brisbane location. Support workers are welcome to attend your session with you if you wish them to.
Sex workers are welcome here, as are trans, gender-queer, and non-binary Queenslanders. The content directed towards people who are pregnant on this website is classified as ‘for women’ and the material for those supporting them as ‘for men’. We know this is a heteronormative generalisation and we're reviewing this at present - and we’re very open to feedback from you on how we could do this better.
Rascism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and other forms of discrimination and bullying are not tolerated at Children by Choice, and shouldn't be tolerated anywhere.
Everyone is welcome here.
About this website
Any information about health or medical procedures given on this site is offered by non-medical professionals, and is intended to complement and not replace any medical advice given by health professionals. Information about medical procedures is intended as a guide only for women on what they may expect; details on specific procedures should be sought from the person or service offering them.
This site is intended to support women in their decision-making around unplanned pregnancy, and offer information that may help in their own decision-making processes. We also assist people supporting pregnant women. We are a non-directive service and will never advise you on which pregnancy option you should choose. Our services are client-driven and supporting you is our primary aim.
This site is also intended to support students and researchers interested in information about sexual and reproductive health, and to assist health and community professionals to best support their own clients and patients by making accurate and evidence-based information on pregnancy options easily available to them.
We do not accept advertising on this site, nor do we endorse products or services. Where a logo or business name is displayed it is in an information-giving capacity and does not imply endorsement.
Website editor: Molly Howes, Communications Coordinator, Children by Choice. We welcome feedback on this site. Please provide any feedback or suggestions for this site through our feedback or contact pages.