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How To Get The Counseling You Need During Your Adoption Planning

There’s no doubt that creating an adoption plan for your baby is an emotional event. Every birth mother is going to experience the stages of grief differently. Know that it’s completely normal for you to wonder if this is the right decision, and to feel sad. Your emotions are normal and shouldn’t be discounted.

learn how to get no-cost counseling during your adoption planningWhat might help you is to talk to someone. Lifetime is happy to refer you to a licensed third-party counselor or to a peer counselor. Both types of counseling are provided to you free of charge. (By “peer counselor,” we mean a woman who’s gone through her own adoption planning and then placed her baby with adoptive parents.)

To help you process the grief you’re feeling, it’s important to take advantage of this free counseling. The counselor will help you cope with the grief, stress, and other emotions that come up during your adoption planning.

We’ll be up front: the process of grieving isn’t fun and it isn’t pretty. But working through these emotions now is the best way to get through this time in a healthy way. If you ignore how you’re feeling, it’ll just keep you from living a full, productive life.

You’re not alone with what you’re going through. There are millions of other women thinking about adoption and trying to process similar emotions. You’re able to talk to a licensed counselor AND a peer counselor right now and after your baby’s born.

With Lifetime, you’re able to speak honestly about the issues you’re facing as you get the help you need. Lifetime has a 24/7 adoption support phone number. If you’re more comfortable with texting, you can also use this number to text us.

Just give us a call or text us at 1-800-923-6784. We’re here to get you the help you need!

Adoption Counseling Available As You Make Your Decision

Learn about the adoption counseling we offerAdoption is a major decision and most women thinking about it need all the support, listening, and answers they can get. Adoption Agency Florida offers third-party licensed counseling and peer support from birth mothers. These birth mothers have placed a child for adoption, so they know what you’re going through! They’re here to listen and help other women moving through adoption.

You may be worried about who’s on the other end of the line, and whether or not they’re in the best place to give you advice about your pregnancy choices. All of the coordinators at Adoption Agency Florida who answer the phone have helped many women talk through their options. Calls are totally confidential, and the coordinators are qualified to help you by listening carefully to your concerns, offering helpful resources to you, and making sure you know you aren’t alone. They’ll share with you where to find insurance and financial resources, free legal advice and scholarship opportunities.

The sooner you have all the info about adoption, the sooner you’ll feel self-assured that you’re making an informed choice that is right for you and your baby. Our caring Adoption Coordinators will connect you with licensed counseling and make peer counseling available to you.

Having an honest conversation with someone who won’t tell anyone else is priceless. Remember, your call to Adoption Agency Florida is confidential: the person on the phone won’t share your feelings or information with anyone else. You can trust that you’re safe, so try to be as honest and open as you can about your feelings and situation.

No matter if you’re still thinking about adoption, moving through the adoption process, or have already placed, licensed counseling and peer support are available to you!

Contact Adoption Agency Florida today to find out how you could connect with another birth parent that once was where you are today! Just call or text us at 1-800-923-6784.