Unplanned pregnancy and adoption can be an emotionally challenging experience, and you may be feeling overwhelmed by a complex mix of uncertainty, fear, and confusion. Adoption Choices of Texas can help. When you make an adoption plan with Adoption Choices of Texas, your adoption social worker will always be available to provide the adoption counseling you need through your adoption journey.
What Exactly is Adoption Counseling?
Adoption counseling is a broad term used to describe the education, guidance, and support we offer to all women who contact us, regardless of where they are in their adoption process. This includes women who are unsure whether adoption is right for them, as well as the women who are in the middle of their adoption plans.
If you are in your decision making process and decide to contact Adoption Choices of Texas, we discuss all of your options, not just adoption. Each are fully explained and explored; we are committed to make sure that you make a decision that is right for you and your child. No birth parent is ever pressured to make an adoption plan, or to select a particular family for the child.
Adoption Counseling Benefits
While you may not feel like you need adoption counseling, there are many reasons to consider taking advantage of this free service. With adoption counseling, you can:
- Explore all of your options. Adoption Choices of Texas provides pregnancy counseling to help you explore all of your options, so you can feel completely confident that adoption is the right choice for you.
- Have a guide through the adoption process. Your adoption social worker will provide general case management services to help you navigate each step of the adoption process and ensure you have the services you need.
- Receive individualized support. Everyone experiences grief and loss in their own way, and your social worker will provide as much or as little support as you need, whenever you need it.
- Get a professional perspective. Your social worker has worked with dozens of adoptive parents and other women in your shoes. She or he can offer this expertise when you have questions or just need someone to talk to.
- Choose your perfect adoptive family. You will have an opportunity to review family adoption profiles as you search for the perfect parents for your child. Your adoption social worker can provide additional information about these families and help you determine the types of adoption situations you are willing to consider.
- Build a relationship with the adoptive parents. You can work with your adoption social worker to get to know the adoptive parents and develop the type of relationship you want to have with them before and after the adoption.
- Ensure your financial needs are met. Your adoption social worker will facilitate living and medical expenses for you based on your circumstances.
- Process grief and loss in a healthy way. Most birth parents experience some difficult feelings during and after the adoption process. Having an experienced and compassionate social worker to lean on can help you through the grieving process.
- Benefit from ongoing support. Even after the adoption process is complete, your social worker can continue to provide the support and services you need.
All of these services *and more* are always available to you at Adoption Choices of Texas.
It is up to you to decide how much adoption counseling you need; some women touch base with their Adoption Choices of Texas social worker through each step of the process, while others reach out only when they have a question or are facing a tough decision. Some women want the extra assurance of talking to an independent lawyer who will explain the legal rights and responsibilities of placing a child for adoption. Whatever your thoughts and feelings may be, our goal is to fully support you as you explore your options, so we can ensure that you are confident and happy with whatever decision you make.
If you are searching for adoption counseling in Texas, contact us now to learn more about our support services. Your call is confidential and does not obligate you to proceed with an adoption plan.
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