Counseling for Expectant and Birth Parents
Facing an unplanned pregnancy is an extremely challenging time. If you are considering adoption as one of your options, it is important to have the space, emotional support, and information to better anticipate how your decision will impact you and your child, now and in the future.
Counseling can offer a neutral space where you can explore your feelings and goals.
Learning more about your rights and preparing for the adoption process
Each person brings to an adoption her or his own past experiences and knowledge. As you consider adoption, it will be important to learn about the most current adoption practice and laws that may impact you and your planning. There are many rights that you may not be aware of, including the right to legal representation, pregnancy-related living expenses, health care, and mental health support*. There are many different steps to an adoption plan that may be confusing.
Adoption Counseling can provide support as you select adopting parents, plan for your delivery, as well as understanding openness in adoption, post-adoption contact agreements, and the relinquishment process.
*May vary from state to state