Where to Find 24-Hour Adoption Hotline Support
I have been in and out of counseling for many years. I have seen the benefits and dealt with the challenges of what it takes to open yourself up emotionally to another person. I have developed relationships with helpful therapists, and left the care of judgmental ones. I know how scary it can be to seek help when you are whirling with emotions. I also know how freeing it can be when those thoughts begin to become sorted out.
Imagine a tornado that starts out as a gust of wind. As it picks up speed, havoc commences in the environment it exists in. In a tornado, when the winds die down, chaos and destruction are left. The best way to avoid the emotional tornado is to not let it pick up that speed in the first place by taking one thought and emotion at a time in bite-sized pieces.
Therapy is helpful in any situation, when the right therapist comes your way. I especially would suggest therapy and counseling when it comes to highly emotional events and potentially traumatic situations. Choosing adoption is one of the situations in which specific counseling services would be highly beneficial. The great news about needing adoption counseling is that there is adoption counseling available to potential birth mothers and birth mothers who have already chosen adoption.
Benefits of Adoption Counseling
There are many benefits when it comes to utilizing an adoption counselor:
- Having an unbiased listening ear.
- Getting positive reinforcement for making responsible decisions.
- Receiving multiple points of view on any given situation.
- Being able to freely express one’s self in a safe place.
- Understanding choices available that may not have been considered prior.
- Finding confidence within one’s self to make tough decisions.
- Exercising self-control and coping tools.
- Learning about how to process emotions in healthy ways.
- Utilizing an outlet for emotional healing.
- Educating one’s self on what adoption means to an individual.
- Support from a trusted person throughout an emotional time.
This is not an exhaustive list of the benefits of receiving counseling when considering or choosing adoption, but you get the picture.
Options for Adoption Counseling
There are many different forms of adoption counseling and options available depending on what part of the adoption process a woman is in. There is educational counseling, adoption counseling, and post-placement counseling. There are support groups, online forums, and one-on-one therapy services. There is also an anonymous, 24-hour adoption hotline that a woman can use: 1-800-ADOPTION.
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1-800-ADOPTION is an anonymous 24/7 adoption hotline that is serviced by adoption specialists from American Adoptions, a national, 24-hour adoption agency. This hotline is available to any woman at any stage of the adoption process. The line is a 24-hour adoption hotline, so a licensed professional is always available to answer your questions or provide support, any time of the day or night.
Don’t Isolate When You Need Support
If you are considering adoption, please consider counseling as well. Use your support resources to help you to not only educate yourself on the process of adoption, but what you will go through during the process as well. When you need help, ask for it. When you have a question, ask it. When you need someone to talk to, reach out.
Remember, you are not alone. Your adoption professional is there to help you find support resources. If for any reason, you feel that you are not receiving the services you need with your adoption agency, do some research, make some phone calls, and find an agency that you are comfortable with. If you need someone to talk to, anytime day or night, don’t forget that you can call the adoption hotline 24/7 at 1-800-ADOPTION.