Birthparent Hospital Support
The social worker will ensure hospital is informed of the plan and will inquire about the hospital’s procedures, if hospital is adoption friendly, their procedures for adoption placements, etc. This will help the adoptive parents and birthparents be prepared and have an idea of what to expect.
The Social work will provide emotional support during this time via phone contact and a visit to hospital as requested by the birthparent for support during consent signing and experience. The social worker will provide guidance and emotional support to the adoptive family as well. Hospital plans are always tentative and can change based on birthparent’s wishes at that time or hospital’s involvement, so be prepared to “go with the flow,” and follow the direction of your social worker.
Birthparent Pre-and Post-Adoption Support and Counseling
We provide emotional support, guidance, & counseling to expectant parents making an adoption plan - from when you are starting the process, throughout the pregnancy and birth, and following the placement. Our goal is to ease the process, connect you with a family of your choice, be a source of support during your pregnancy, and prepare you for the grief and loss involved with the adoption process. Our counselors are experienced, licensed clinical social workers (LCSW) who specialize in adoption education and counseling.