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What Is Covered In Adoption Counseling?

By Tyra Watts

For some birth mothers, adoption is not an easy process to go through. Nor is it an easy decision to make. Putting a child up for adoption could potentially take a toll on a birth mother physically, mentally, and emotionally. Especially considering the birth mother’s situation that led them to adoption being their final decision. One of the positives of placing a child for adoption is that adoption counseling is included. It is there in case you need a shoulder to cry on or to vent out your frustrations.

Choosing adoption is not giving up. If you need unplanned pregnancy help now, Adoption Choices of Kansas serves birth parents statewide and beyond. We can help with teen pregnancy, financial assistance, difficult situations, and more. 

If you need adoption help now, please call us at 877-903-4488, text us at 316-209-2071, or visit us at Adoption Choices of Kansas.

What Is Adoption Counseling?

Adoption Counseling is a form of support counseling that adoption agencies in Kansas provide to birth mothers going through the adoption process. Kansas adoption agencies would typically pair you with a caseworker that will be by your side comfortably and emotionally. There are other forms of adoption counseling provided as well, such as one-on-one sessions with a birth mother counselor. This is when you can express your thoughts and feelings and what you’re going through. Or support groups, where other birth mothers who are experiencing similar emotions like yours can confide in one another.

There’s usually a therapist or a health professional that guides this kind of session. Not only that, but there are also even retreats that birth mothers can go to. It is similar to the support groups. It’s just that with a retreat, you go on vacation with other birth mothers. 

What Is Covered in The Counseling Sessions?

Depending on the birth mother and how they feel about their adoption plan, a lot is covered in counseling sessions. For example, if one birth mother is feeling guilty about placing their child for adoption, then the topics covered in that session would involve why the birth mother may feel a form of guilt or what led them to feel this way.

Other topics that covered in the counseling session include why adoption was the final decision, the situation that caused them to choose adoption, what emotions the birth mother was going through during the adoption, how they feel now that the adoption is finalized, and what the future holds for the child and the adoptive family (as well as the birth mother), and wondering if they want to change their mind about adoption or not, and much more. Adoption in Wichita and other adoption agencies in Kansas are more than happy to get you started with a counseling session. 

What Are The Benefits of Adoption Counseling?

There are many benefits of adoption counseling, such as…

  • Being able to properly process your thoughts and emotions about the adoption.
  • Knowing that you’re taking the time to put yourself first.
  • Adoption Choices of Kansas is there for you 100%.
  • Experienced counselors and caseworkers will answer your questions or concerns 
  • Having a shoulder to cry on, vent to, or express how you’re feeling.
  • It helps you become a better version of yourself as a person and a birth mother (especially if you are planning to start a family of your own in the future).
  • You’re taking care of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally.
  • Getting to the root of the problem/multiple problems.
  • You’re helping yourself to make sense of the adoption.
  • You have an additional support system (assuming that your friends, family, and loved ones already have a support system in place).
  • Knowing that you are not going through the counseling alone and that someone is willing to help you in the process. 
  • You’re helping your future self. 

Adoption Choices of Kansas is Here To Help

Adoption Choices of Kansas comes to meet you as a responsive and trusting agency to work with. Birth mothers are treated with respect and dignity. Adoption Choices of Kansas helps the mom with various resources besides counseling, such as financial and medical assistance, as well as groceries (e.g., WIC and Food Stamps) and transportation to doctor’s appointments. It all depends on the birth mother’s financial and current living situation. You can start your adoption in Wichita or call us or text us to learn more! Call Us 877-903-4488 or Text Us 316-209-2071  

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