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.
3 Primary Goals of Expectant Parents Counseling During Pregnancy - Part 1: Informed Decision-Making
Adoption Advocate (2014)
Explains the function of adoption counseling from the perspective of the child welfare professionals. This resource is the first in a three part series. The other series' resources, Part 2: Adoption Education and Part 3: Grief Preparation, are also available.
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Child Welfare Information Gateway
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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
Madden, Ryan, Aguiniga, & Crawford (2016)
The Donaldson Adoption Institute
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Discusses the complex emotions and practical considerations parents may experience in options counseling.their options during a pregnancy and once the child is born.