A Professional's Guide for Supporting Birth Parents Considering Adoption

A guide to compassionately assisting families placing a child for adoption.

For birth parents, choosing adoption is a big decision, one that requires knowledge and thoughtful consideration to ensure it’s the best choice for their family. This guide is designed to back experts like you to help birth parents who are considering making an adoption plan. Whether you’re a professional in healthcare, social work, law, education, or another relevant field, this resource serves as your guide to understanding adoption from their perspective and how to help families in the way they need.

This detailed guide lays out the importance of proper adoption language, the benefits of adoption, the diverse types of adoption plans, and the elements and importance of having an adoption plan. Additionally, it offers valuable guidance in navigating the legal process, provides access to useful resources, and highlights the key role professionals like you play in providing support to birth parents. Seize this invaluable opportunity to acquire profound insights that will empower you in providing meaningful assistance to these families.

When you download our guide, you’ll learn:

  • Different types of adoption plans and how to help prepare one 
  • How to assist families navigating the legal process
  • Ways to help families access counseling services, support groups, and educational resources
  • Where you can direct birth families to find support during and post-adoption for a smooth transition