Exploring Adoption with Your AAI Counselor
This first step can be the hardest. Our staff understands that an unplanned pregnancy can be overwhelming, but speaking to an agency counselor may help you make sense of the options available to you. We provide non-judgmental intake services to help you understand the adoption planning process. We are here to help, so give us a call!
No two adoption plans are the same. It is important to know all the choices available to you if you decide to place your baby for adoption. Speaking to an adoption specialist can help you understand the process and get you the specific assistance you need. Our trained staff is available to speak to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we’ll come to meet with you anywhere in Texas. Please call 1-800-966-HOPE or request information online to start getting support today.
How to Create an Adoption Plan
If you feel like adoption is the best choice for you and your baby, schedule an appointment with one of our adoption counselors. Your adoption counselor will begin helping you create an adoption plan. At Adoption Advocates, we are committed to respecting your role in the planning process. Here are just a few examples of the choices you can make:
- You can select the adoptive family for your baby.
- You can meet the adoptive parents and establish a relationship based on trust.
- You get to choose a birth and hospital plan that works for you.
- After placement, you can receive letters and pictures of your child.
- AAI will provide maternity-related financial assistance.
View our Making an Adoption Plan infographic for a detailed look at the adoption process step-by-step, so you’ll know what to expect after you make the first call.
Post Adoption Services
Over the next few days and months, it is common to feel many different emotions. It is important to stay in touch with your adoption counselor who can help you understand and process these emotions. Many women find it helpful to receive counseling, join support groups with other birth mothers, and receive photos, letters or emails from the adoptive family, and work on goals such as continuing education. Your adoption counselor can help you manage the stages of grief and loss that are experienced with adoption.
Adoption Advocates is committed to providing you with on-going services after placement. Your adoption counselor will make referrals and help you get the services you need.