Considering Adoption

Finding out you are pregnant unexpectedly can be overwhelming.  Our counselors are here to walk you through things one step at a time. A Caris counselor won’t persuade you to make a certain decision about your pregnancy; she will pay attention to your thoughts and emotions regarding each option and reflect back to you what she hears.  Sometimes, it can be helpful to hear yourself without all of the extra noise of other people’s opinions or high-stress circumstances.  Your counselor can help you focus and identify themes that continue to come up in while you sort through this tough decision.

There are three options for any pregnancy: parenting, adoption and abortion. Our counselors are trained to listen and help you think through these options as you are making your decision. If you are considering adoption, keep reading to see how a Caris counselor can help you process as you decide and give you some tools to start thinking about what you want to do.

If you have questions, or just need to talk to someone, we are here. Reach out to us today.

Adoption Decisions

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If you are thinking about adoption, you probably have a lot of questions, and may even have some fears or reservations about it.

Whether you are completely decided on choosing adoption for your pregnancy or if you are just considering it as an option, our counselors are available to listen to your thoughts and feelings about adoption and discuss any concerns you may have. Your counselor will give you space to process and talk through any and all of your questions or thoughts.

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Things to Consider

Our professional counselors are trained to listen and ask helpful questions as you make your decision. Some things to think about when considering adoption are:

  • Your thoughts about adoption
  • The pros and cons to considering adoption
  • Your thoughts on how adoption will impact you and your child long term

If you decide that you are interested in pursuing adoption as an option or learning more about it, your Caris counselor will give you referrals to local adoption agencies so that you can get even more of your questions answered.

Caris is not an adoption agency, but we refer to trusted adoption agencies which specialize in handling all of the details associated with the adoption process. Our counselors are experts in the emotional needs during an unplanned pregnancy and can help you process your feelings so you can make the best choice for your pregnancy. If you choose adoption, you can continue to come to your Caris counselor for support during and after your adoption process.

Contact us today to speak with a counselor.

Take Your Time

Remember, you don’t have to have everything figured out today.  Think about one step that you can take today that can help you form your plan or make your decision about what to do next.  Maybe your first step is just coming to terms with your feelings about pregnancy.  Or maybe it’s telling your significant other or the father of your child.  Whatever it might be, it’s important to us at Caris that you don’t feel alone in this process.  We are here to support you through your unique situation, and can help you come up with a plan to feel confident about.  Caris has a wide range of referrals that we provide and master’s level counselors trained to walk you through this process – give us a call and let us know how we can be a support.

After Adoption

If you placed for adoption after an unplanned pregnancy, you can always come to Caris for any of our free services. Our counselors can help you find the resources you may need to accomplish your goals or to receive ongoing support after an adoption.

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