What is adoption counseling?
Deciding to place your baby for adoption is never an easy decision. So many emotions are involved. There may be times you feel alone, confused and/or have questions about the process, but have no idea where to start. Receiving adoption counseling from an adoption professional/social worker could help ease your worries. At the very minimum, it would give you the opportunity to get things off of your chest!
When you work with an adoption agency, like ACF Adoptions, the counseling you receive isn’t to convince you that adoption is the best choice. Instead, it’s to support you, provide you with resources and give you someone to talk with who will not judge you in any way. The hope is that you will build a positive relationship with an unbiased person who will ensure that you are in the front seat in making the best choice for you and your baby. This is free adoption counseling at no cost to you.
During adoption counseling, your social worker will answer any questions you may have, thoroughly discuss all options available to you and help identify some positive ways to reduce any anxiety you may be feeling. Your social worker will meet you where you are and be an ear to listen.
Not only is adoption counseling provided during your pregnancy, but it’s also provided even after an adoption is finalized! Many of our moms come back and meet with their social worker to talk about life after their adoption and to process their feelings. We like to say that as long as the agency exists, you will always have access to us!
Not only does ACF Adoptions offer adoption counseling and other resources through the adoption social workers in our agency, but we can also link you to professionals in your community for more frequent counseling, when the need arises, at no extra cost to you.
Feeling and being heard can help if you are unsure of the path you want to take. We strive for our moms to feel as supported as possible as they are considering adoption and/or through their process. We really encourage mothers to take full advantage of it.
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