The decision to make an adoption plan for a child is never easy. Like the decision to parent a child, it takes courage and much love. The resources for professionals in this section explore various counseling options expectant parents have while pregnant and once their child is born.
Adoption: Considering Your Options and Making a Plan
Exploring All Options: Pregnancy Counseling Without Bias
Family Planning National Training Centers
Provides a series of videos designed to train individuals in nondirective, neutral options counseling for clients exploring pregnancy options.
Pregnancy Options Counseling Model
Reproductive Health Access Project (2014)
Provides step-by-step tactics for child welfare workers counseling ambivalent clients in the first four days of counseling.
Understanding Options Counseling Experiences in Adoption: A Qualitative Analysis of First/birth Parents and Professionals
Madden & Aguiniga & Crawford & Gobin & Ryan & Verbovaya (2017)
Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute. Lynn Franklin Fund. & University of Texas at Arlington. School of Social Work. (2017)
Discusses the complex emotions and practical considerations parents may experience in options counseling.their options during a pregnancy and once the child is born.