Post-Placement Counseling and Birth Mother Support After Adoption
You are a birth mother who is deciding to put your child up for adoption in Colorado. This decision is a lot to take in and can affect you emotionally and physically. You may be wondering how you will be able to find the right adoptive family. There are pressures and questions to think about for this adoption journey to work in your favor. At Adoption Choices of Colorado, we help make this experience as simple and easy as possible. We provide post-placement counseling and birth mother support to help you get through this time.
Lifetime Healing is a company that is working with Adoption Choices of Colorado to provide a place of healing. According to president Ashley Mitchell, post-place counseling is free and for a lifetime. It doesn’t matter if you are twenty or fifty years old. The counseling service is here for you. Women all over the state of Colorado are welcome to use our adoption counseling services.
Birth Mother Support Group
Adoption Choices of Colorado has birth mother support groups in place, these support groups happen every month. Even if you are a birth mother who hasn’t chosen adoption or even the Adoption Choices of Colorado, all women are welcome. It doesn’t matter what age you are or if you have already given birth to your child. If you want to be part of a community of birth mothers who relate to your situation, you are welcome. A birth mother support group is free in the state of Colorado and is a place of healing and getting out of isolation. Being pregnant and planning to place your baby for adoption is an emotionally draining experience. What better way to heal before and after the pregnancy than to talk openly about your adoption plan and concerns you have. A support group gives you a sense of community and talks to people going through a similar situation.
Reasons Why You Need Post-Placement Counseling and Birth Mother Support
- First Step to Healing- Sometimes, you feel that as a birth mother, you have to do it all on your own. This decision is painful to make. The truth is, you can ask for help. This is your child’s future. Once you take that first step into accepting your choice for what it is, you can start healing your heart. Deep down, it may hurt, but the decision was for your child’s future happiness and to find your own happiness too.
- Process Your Grief and Happiness- Once your child is officially part of the adopted family, you may feel various emotions, one of them being grief. You may be feeling fragments of guilt and shame for this adoption choice. However, there is no shame in doing what’s best for you. Counseling and birth mother support can help you sort out your grief and to go through it as long as you need it in a healthy way. Your happiness is in reach. With time you can center yourself and find it again.
- Improve Concentration on Adoption Process- During your adoption process, there are several things that need to get done. You have to choose the kind of adoption you want and learn about all the possible adoptive families out there. This requires your concentration, the decision is yours to make. It can get overwhelming, and having a counselor to talk to can lift that weight off your shoulders. Having an ear to listen to your concerns about the adoption and what it entails can help. This can improve better decision-making and less stress.
- Improve Physical and Emotional Health- Creating an adoption plan, processing your decisions for the child, and learning about adoptive families can be tough. You may be indecisive about your choice, grieving, or moving nonstop like a headless chicken. Being panicked or nervous about all the things the adoption plan requires is normal and common stress. However, we can help with your physical and emotional health with birth mother support and counseling. Our priority is physically assisting with financial aid for medical checkups and any other needs that can keep your baby and yourself safe. Counseling can help you center the origin of your emotions through this process. Our birth mother support group is an opportunity to learn skills of love, acceptance, and voicing your troubles to a professional who understands. What better way than having birth mothers like you to lean on who are also going through the adoption process.
Finding Birth Mother Support Through Counseling
Counseling provides a safe one-on-one discussion about the deeper unaware feelings you may have. It’s an opportunity for validating your self-worth and decisions but also helping you challenge yourself to heal. There is no proper timeline for healing. Go at your own pace, and discover what triggers you. Your grief of placing your child for a Denver adoption is something that can occur before and after pregnancy. Learning ways to cope and love yourself is through our counseling programs. We set you up with one of our adoption counselors, and you can share your concerns, worries, regrets, and fears. There is no wrong way to do this, and seeking help is not a weakness. You are a birth mother who had to make a choice, and you chose your child’s happiness. Now it is time to think about your own happiness, a way to move forward.
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and want to learn more about your adoption options, contact Adoption Choices of Colorado by email, phone, or text: Email Us, Text us: 720-371-1099, Call us: 303-670-4673 (HOPE). If you are hoping to adopt, please contact us here.
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