What if I don’t want any counseling after the adoption process?

August 22, 2022

By Adoption Choices of Florida

What if I don’t want any counseling after the adoption process?

By Blessing E. Ikhimokpa

Suppose you, as the birth mother, find yourself not wanting counseling or support after you’ve gone through the adoption process. You don’t have to seek counseling. Counseling is just an option. Adoption agencies give birth to mothers. Who has gone through the adoption process? At  Adoption Choices of Florida, just because you’ve been through the adoption process. Doesn’t mean you need to seek out counseling. Just know that whenever you feel like you want counseling or support. You can come to see us at our agency.

Is it okay not to want to receive counseling/support after the adoption process?

Yes, it is okay not to be reminded of the adoption process, especially if you want to put it behind you. Often, the birth mothers who have placed their birth child up for adoption. Have done it because they were going through an unplanned pregnancy. By then placing the birth child up for adoption.

They’re taking that weight off their shoulders. Which means they don’t want to be reminded of it. As a result, this makes them not want to seek out counseling. Instead, from their friends or the adoption agency, they worked with. 

Do I need to go to counseling just because it was offered?

Counseling is something people go to when they don’t feel good. It’s not something that is forced. If someone doesn’t feel they need counseling, they won’t go. So when it comes to counseling, don’t feel like you have to go just because others tell you that you need to. At Adoption Choices of Florida, we have counselors available if needed. But they won’t seek you out unless you want them to. 

Why do people go to counseling after placing a child up for adoption?

The adoption process can be a tolling process for some birth mothers. Not all, but some birth mothers find themselves feeling guilty. They tend to feel like they’ve let the birth child down. That since they’ve placed the birth child up for adoption. The birth child will grow up to not like the birth mother. These feelings and thoughts are what cause some birth mothers to seek counseling. 

Can I still work with an adoption agency without receiving counseling?

You don’t have to use adoption agency counseling. To use their other services. Most of the time, counseling is just a suggestion they give to birth mothers. Since not all birth mothers deal with the adoption process the same. So having that option for them is useful. 

If you’re pregnant and going through an unplanned pregnancy. You can look up “how to place my baby for adoption.” This is after you’ve contacted your local adoption agency and reviewed your options. 

What do I do if I’m pregnant and I don’t want it?

If you’re dealing with an unplanned pregnancy and don’t know your options. Contact an adoption agency of choice, and they’ll go over your options after you’ve gone over your options and have decided to choose adoption. You can look up “how to Give up my baby for adoption.” Doing that will bring you to some adoption agencies available. Depending on your location, you can decide to type in “adoption agencies in my area.” If you’re located in Florida, you can limit your searches by typing “adoption agencies in Florida.”

What are the different types of support systems offered with adoption in Florida?

When working with our agency, birth mothers are offered:

  • Financial stability
  • Medical care
  • A place to stay
  • Supportive counseling
  • Adoption resources

Not every birth mother’s situation is the same. This means having options to choose from depending on their situations are important. Just because one birth mother has a support system available doesn’t mean they all do. For example, one birth mother could be struggling with financial support. While the other isn’t. This is why we give birth mothers options to choose from at Adoption Choices of Florida. Whatever their situation, we’ll help them out. 

What is the adoption process in Florida?

When it comes to the adoption process, some steps need to be followed. Before you can continue. You have to contact your local adoption agency. After you’ve contacted them, tell them you plan on placing your birth child up for adoption. 

They’ll guide you towards their adoption agents, and you’ll go from there. When looking to place a child up for adoption. You need to create an adoption plan. An adoption plan is a list of things birth mothers need to do before finalizing the adoption papers. In that list it includes:

  • Step 1: Contacting an adoption agency
  • Step 2: Creating an adoption plan
  • Step 3: Going over the different types of adoptive families available
  • Step 4: Deciding whether or not to keep in touch with the adoptive family
  • Step 5: Giving birth and going through the required time before the adoption agreement can be finalized

Counseling is something that is offered and not forced. If you are a pregnant woman in Florida considering adoption and have any questions or concerns about the adoption process, please don’t hesitate to reach out. For more information on adoption, visit us at Adoption Choices of Florida or call us at: (833) 352-3678, or text us, at 904-559-1251.