When you’re thinking about adoption, you may want to talk to someone. It will help you to decide on what you want for you and your baby. Lifetime can connect you with a licensed counselor or you can also talk to a birth mom who has placed her baby for adoption and gone through the journey herself.
It’s important to take advantage of Lifetime’s offer of free open adoption counseling, since you’re making such a major life decision. A counselor will help you deal with grief, stress, and any other emotions that pop up as you think about adoption for your baby.
A licensed adoption counselor and birth mother counselor are available for you to speak with both before and after your baby’s birth. Having this resource available makes it so that you’re fully confident with the decision of adoption for your baby. A birth mother counselor, also known as a peer counselor, is a woman who has been where you are now and made an adoption plan for her child.
The peer counselor can help you work through your emotions and provide you with resources. Many women who have contacted us say that speaking with someone who had gone down the same path really helped them.
Here’s a quick video that talks about the free adoption counseling Lifetime can connect you with:
All of Lifetime’s services are available at no charge to you. Lifetime Adoption’s staff are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So you really can reach us at any hour!
Call or text with an Adoption Coordinator at 1-800-923-6784. Pick up your phone now and feel the relief of talking with someone about what you’re going through!
As the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Lifetime Adoption, Heather Featherston holds an MBA and is passionate about working with those facing adoption, pregnancy, and parenting issues. Heather has conducted training for birth parent advocates, spoken to professional groups, and has appeared on television and radio to discuss the multiple aspects of adoption. She has provided one-on-one support to women and hopeful adoptive parents working through adoption decisions.
Since 2002, she has been helping pregnant women and others in crisis to learn more about adoption. Heather also trains and speaks nationwide to pregnancy clinics to effectively meet the needs of women who want to explore adoption for their child. Today, she continues to address the concerns women have about adoption and supports the needs of women who choose adoption for their child.
As a published author of the book Called to Adoption, Featherston loves to see God’s hand at work every day as she helps children and families come together through adoption.