Facing an unplanned, unexpected, or unwanted pregnancy? Considering adoption?
At Adoption Choices of Missouri, we understand this is a very stressful and confusing time for you. We are not here to convince you what you should do; this is your decision and yours alone. Rather, our compassionate team is here to guide and support you through the adoption process should you decide that this is the right choice for you and your baby.
Exploring our agency, you will read (or hear) the terms adoption social worker, adoption specialist, or caseworker. In the big picture, these are one in the same, the professional support we provide to our birth mothers. We will discuss the differences of each of these later. But what’s most important for you to know is that Adoption Choices has this staff available for you LOCALLY, on the ground, willing and ready to come to you.
Setting us apart from other agencies, our adoption professionals are local. We know what resources are available to our birth parents in their city and where to find them. Adoption Choices is focused on the needs of the birth parentswhereas other agencies cater to the adoptive parents. We take a far more hands-on approach with face-to-face support throughout the entire adoption journey. And beyond.
Your caseworker support continues after placement. We believe post-placement support is a critical part of your recovery and healing. Your adoption story doesn’t end at the hospital so neither does our support. While counseling is no magic fix, it can make a huge difference in your emotional stability during and after pregnancy and placement.
What else our adoption social worker, adoption specialist, or caseworker can do for you:
I. We are local so we can come to you, your home, your work, or even to the hospital. Since we are near, we are flexible to your schedule.
II. Your counselor or social worker can help you make important decisions for your baby throughout the process and coordinate the services you need. They will be with you *literally right next to you!* every step of the way as you create your adoption plan, find an adoptive family, and go through the legal process of placing your baby for adoption.
III. We can relate to your situation – we have worked with many birth mothers from all different backgrounds and we know that every woman needs varying types and amounts of emotional support. We provide individualized support based on your unique needs.
There is a lot to think about when you place your child for adoption. This is a big decision, and sometimes you will feel secure in your choice while other moments will be more uncertain. Being your support, your advocate, your go to during this period, is our commitment to you. If you have questions, are confused, feel like you need someone to talk to, the adoption counselors at Adoption Choices of Missouri will be at your disposal.
We are the team on your side!