Birthmother Support and Counseling
We believe it is very important that birthparents receive counseling, education, and support when considering adoption, making an adoption plan, and after placement.
Our counselors are master-level, licensed clinical social workers (LCSW) as well as adoption-competent certified. Counseling sessions are offered via phone/video chat and in-person depending on preference. The frequency of sessions are determined during the initial assessment and interview with birthparent.
Counseling covers a variety of topics, some include anticipatory grief/loss, preparing for match meeting and hospital/contact agreement meeting, exploring role as birthparent, and discussing adoption with children already parenting.
In addition to counseling, the social worker can provide assistance with linking with community resources, government programs (i.e. Medicaid, food stamps, etc), as well as coordinating birthparent expenses, housing, transportation, and other identified needs. Case Management assistance depends on birthparent(s) specific situation.