The path to creating your family through adoption can be one full of
joy and challenges. It can be a very positive and enriching experience,
yet the process itself may be stressful and difficult to navigate. We can work together throughout your journey of exploring if adoption is the right choice for you, through the different stages of the adoption process. I can help you process topics such as transracial adoption, risks and possible outcomes, and issues of open adoption and and future contact.
In adoption, each person brings their own experiences, hopes, beliefs, fears and feelings, all of which may impact their adoption
experience.We will work together to reduce
anxiety, help you and your partner become a team, and assist you in
navigating the process.
- Support Groups
approach is supportive and personalized. I recognize that talking about
adoption honestly and authentically is not always possible with our
friends or family. I believe that with support, information and
realistic expectations, your adoption journey will be a positive and
you are just starting to explore alternative routes to parenthood to gain a better understanding about the process or you
are ready to to move forward in becoming a parent through adoption and
want to learn about your options; my extensive knowledge of adoption
systems will help you find the adoption path that is right for you.
I will explain the different routes to adoption including:
- Domestic Open Adoption
- International Adoption
- Foster Care Adoption
- Step-Parent/Domestic Partner
- Relative Adoption
Having the opportunity to learn in depth about your options will help you to determine which path is best for you.
I feel strongly
education and information about the process will provide you with a sound foundation as
you move forward. Information is key! I provide individualized and group education sessions with topics including:
- Developing a Relationship with Expectant/Birth Parents
- Evaluating Factors in a Match
- Creating Meaningful Future Contact Relationships
- Understanding Risk Factors Affecting a Pregnancy (Drug/Alcohol Exposure, Mental Health, Health Risks)
- Preparing for the delivery and hospital experience
Nina Anderson, L.C.S.W.
801 Portola Drive, Suite 203
San Francisco, CA 94127