Counseling

print
bookmark
comment
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
You may use the stars on the left to rate and leave feedback for the current article. No registration is required. Waiting for 5 votes 0.0 of 5 stars (0 votes) — Thanks for your vote

Please fill out the following optional information before submitting your rating:



counseling

Advice and discussion provided to adopting parents, birthparents or adopted persons.

One of the primary advantages of an adoption arranged by a good, ethical agency is the counseling services offered. Caseworkers assist both birthparents and prospective adoptive parents in working through a variety of issues, for example, the grief and pain associated with infertility and felt by most adopting parents. The grief associated with placing a child for adoption is another issue that the birthparents and particularly the birthmother must face.

Although nonagency adoptions traditionally did not include any form of counseling and adoptive parents and birthparents were often not ready or able to cope with the myriad of feelings associated with an adoption, counseling of some sort is being increasingly provided. (See also PREGNANCY COUNSELING.)

Find more information on counseling

Visitor Comments (0) - Be the first to comment
Adding your comments contributes to the adoption community. Please keep all comments on topic and civil. Visitors are invited to comment and vote for or flag comments based on appropriateness and helpfulness. All comments must adhere to our commenting rules and are subject to moderation.

To see local Adoption resources, please select a location (U.S. only):


Need a Home Study?
Adoption Photolisting
Gentorrius (FL / 16 / M)
Gentorrius is a tall, independent, and handsome guy. He is grounded and shy but will advocate for what he thinks is right. He loves reality TV, learning to cook and fashion. He is... [more]
Parent Profiles
Children have a certain confidence when healthy and cared for. My responsibility as a parent will be to love my child unconditionally, guide them through both good times and... [more]
Directory of Adoption Professionals
Find a professional
for all of your adoption needs including:

Note: Our authors are dedicated to honest, engaged, informed, intelligent, and open conversation about adoption. The opinions expressed here may not reflect the views of Adoption.com.

Settings Help Feedback
Template Settings
Width: 1024     1280
Choose a Location:
Choose a Theme: