In the conviction that life is a gift from God, Beginnings provides services related to pregnancy and adoption. A group of concerned Christians met in 1981 to discuss the difficulties faced by women with unplanned pregnancies and thereafter recognized the need for a Christian counselling and adoption service. Thus, Beginnings was incorporated in 1984 and opened its doors in 1985. To this day, Beginnings continues to provide services with Christian values, but respects the rights of those it serves whose beliefs are different. Services include: Free pregnancy counselling, including decision-making assistance; prenatal and postnatal support; foster care for up to one month while birth parents work out their plans (if needed); licensed, private adoption services (open adoption); post-abortion counselling; community referrals; and post adoption counselling.