If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, it’s likely that you are dealing with a wide range of emotions including guilt, fear, confusion, uncertainty, griff, and worry. You may be wondering where you can turn for help or who you can talk to that will understand what you are experiencing.
Know that you are not alone.
At AIM Adoptions, we offer birth mother counseling and a peer support network with other birth mothers who have been where you are. Peer counseling from a fellow birthmother can give you the support you need as you sort through your feelings — a safe place to land. The adoption specialists at AIM Adoptions help you make the most of the counseling and support group resources available to you throughout your pregnancy and through the adoption process.
Most women facing an unplanned pregnancy and thinking about adoption experience doubt and overwhelming emotions that can be exacerbated if the relationship with the birth father is strained and there is little by way of a support system. Birth mother counseling can take on many forms, whether it’s one-on-one meetings with a professional social worker, support groups, or peer counseling services.
A peer counselor can help you better understand your feelings because she’s been where you’re at. Peer counselors have birth mother stories and adoption stories to share that can offer invaluable insight not found elsewhere. We encourage you to visit our birth mother story section online to review stories as a starting point. From fear to triumph, their stories and support can offer hope and clarity that help you find a calming peace.
At AIM Adoptions, peer counseling and support groups are available free of charge. This is true whether you continue with an open adoption through our Houston-based adoption agency or not. You can choose to receive counseling both during your decision-making process and after your baby goes home with their adoptive family. You have the option for regular counseling sessions, peer mentorship, or as-needed check-ins when you need support. It’s up to you to decide what type of adoption experience you want to have, and what type of counseling you receive.
At AIM Adoptions we are here to support you in your unplanned pregnancy journey to help you and your baby find the best outcome. If you need additional support services, including drug rehabilitation, mental health treatment, or other community programs, we have access to a wide network of resources and can get you the help you need. If you place your baby for adoption with us, we will match you with a counselor and peer support people that will help you every step of the way, in addition to our caring and compassionate adoption experts. Connect with us today to learn more about your options, and discover the support you deserve.