Free Counseling Support for Adoption
As a birth mother, the decision to choose adoption is not an easy one to make on your own. Although placing a baby for adoption may be a difficult choice, we will be there to provide support, including counseling if you would like. We understand how important it is for you to stay healthy and well taken care of, and we are here to support you through your adoption plan. We want to help you customize a plan that you are 100% comfortable with. Counseling and legal representation are provided to you at no cost. We also have many resources to help you during and after the placement of your child.
We provide counseling to you as the birth mother, the birth father if he is interested as well as your family and other children. We want you to have a great support system and we believe that helping others around you understand adoption and what the future brings sets you up for success.
Support Groups for Birth Mothers who Choose Adoption
The purpose of a support group is to connect people who have a shared experience. You can share your personal experiences, feelings, coping mechanisms, words of affirmation, and advice with other birth mothers. They, in turn, will share their strengths and struggles with you, allowing you all to grow together. Adoption Choices of Colorado is partnered with Lifetime Healing, LLC to provide Post Placement Support Groups for Birth Mothers! We are excited to be giving birth mothers support after placement whether they have placed 3 weeks ago, 13 months ago, or 25 years ago.
We offer a monthly support groupin Golden – the second Monday of every month! Our next session is August 9, 2021. We provide food and childcare. For more information check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/adoptionchoicesofcolorado/ or contact Christy Ikeler at 720-371-1099.
It’s important that you RSVP to Christy at 720-371-1099.
There is no timetable on grief, and we don’t expect a timetable in our support groups either. You are welcome to share your feelings and emotions in a support group whether you are fresh from post placement, or it has been years since you placed your child for adoption. Many of the birth mothers are in different seasons of life. They have different levels of openness to their adoption, and some of them may be struggling with that, while others may be embracing that. Both are okay. Support groups are often a healing balm for birth mothers, because it gives you the opportunity to converse with your peers. Any space or mentality that you are in is okay, and this is a community that wants to support you where you are.
It’s Okay to Choose Adoption in Colorado
It’s okay that you made the decision to place your child for adoption. It’s okay that you’re devastated by it. It’s valid and fair to miss your child and to grieve the life that could have been.
If you are set in your adoption plan and looking forward to moving on with life, that is okay too. If you are dissatisfied with the level of openness to your adoption, or your relationship with the family feels strained, these are valid concerns that you should feel free to bring to our table.
However you feel is okay. It’s just important to seek counseling and emotional support because doing so can point you in the direction of a brighter and happier life.
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.