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Counseling & Support Resources for Birth Mothers experiencing an Unplanned Pregnancy

An unplanned pregnancy can be an overwhelming realization. Especially if you are not in a position to give your child the life you know that he or she deserves. Maybe you’ve thought about having a family one day, but the timing is’t right. Perhaps you are at a good point in your career, or are already parenting children, and cannot expand your family at the moment. Or, maybe you’re in the midst of graduating from high school or college.

Whatever circumstance you find yourself in, discovering that you are pregnant comes with many different emotions. This can cause you a great deal of stress and anxiety. But, don’t worry! You are in good hands. Adoption Choices of Missouri is here to help. You do not have to travel this decision alone. We have counseling and support resources for birth mothers experiencing an Unplanned Pregnancy available to you.

Confidential Counseling Services for Adoption

At our agency, we offer all of our birth mothers counseling sessions that are at no cost to you. You will have the opportunity to meet with one of our licensed adoption counselors where you can healthfully process through your emotions and discuss your options. Everything you say in these sessions are kept confidential and nonjudgmental. It is a safe place for you to voice what you are thinking and feeling, and for you to get any and all questions answered and concerns addressed.

If you decide to place your baby for adoption, the counselor will help arrange a meeting with a caseworker, who will then walk you through the process. From beginning to end, our agency will welcome you with open arms, treat you with the respect you deserve and support you every step of the way.

Financial Assistance for Adoption

Placing your baby for adoption does not cost you anything. However, if you are in need of financial assistance, your caseworker will work with you to see what you are eligible for. Adoption Choices of Missouri can provide assistance in the following areas:

  • Rent
  • Utilities
  • Food
  • Transportation
  • Maternity Clothing
  • Phone service
  • Groceries
Support Groups for Adoption

One of the other counseling and support resources for birth mothers is getting involved with a support group. Be sure to research what options are available in your local area. Finding a group where birth mothers meet can offer you additional support. To be among a group of women who have placed, are in the process or are considering it can give you a great sense of encouragement and comfort. 

If you are unable to find a support group in your area, you can also look online through social media and other outlets such as Facebook and MeetUp. Other options include: Birth Mother Assistance and Brave Love.  

Counseling and Support Resources for Birth Mothers

Having a strong support system and counseling resources available to you while you are going through an unplanned pregnancy is vital. Even if you choose to place your baby for adoption, the emotions and decisions you will have to face shouldn’t be gone through alone. 

Our adoption counselors will answer all your questions, address your concerns and help reassure you that any decision you make will be fully supported. Your health and safety — and that of your baby’s — is our top priority. You will never be alone.

Adoption Choices of Missouri serves birth parents statewide and beyond, please call us or text us to learn more! Call us toll free at 877-903-4488 or, in Missouri call or text us at 1-816-527-9800

Meet the Author: Samara Wiley is a published author of poetry, essays, and an environmental children’s storybook called, Waiting for the Water Fairy. She graduated from Benedictine University in 2018 with a double Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and French.She has been published in three small poetry anthologies one was called Talented.

Her other writing accomplishments include: winning a high school poetry competition and $2500 for her high school, having two out of her five novels be considered for publication and writing movie critic reviews for her university’s newsletter. 

Although she has Cerebral Palsy and has had a turbulent childhood, Samara puts these small specs of herself into her writing to personally connect with her audience. She prides herself on pushing the boundaries in her writing and in her personal life with everything she does. Samara writes with her heart and a voice of compassion, and loves to pull from her top passions in life.

She currently lives in Yorkville, Illinois with her mom and two sisters.