Meet Our Counselors
The Independent Adoption Center has two types of counselors who work with expectant mothers to advise them on their options and provide confidential, comprehensive support.
Birthparent Intake Counselors
While you are considering whether placing your baby through the IAC is the right choice for your situation, you will speak with a Birthparent Intake Counselor who is trained to help women explore the options they have in open adoption.
You will contact a Birthparent Intake Counselor first when you are considering making an adoption plan for your baby. These counselors talk with women experiencing an unanticipated pregnancy often. Regardless of your emotional state, these counselors are here to provide you with support and guidance. Intake Counselors will not judge or pressure you; they will simply lay out your options and provide you with information on how to get started if you decide open adoption is something you are seriously interested in. And, every conversation is always confidential.
Open Adoption Counselors
Open Adoption Counselors help birthparents through the adoption process once a birthmother has made a decision to place her baby with an adoptive family. This will be your second counselor.
Your Open Adoption Counselor will contact you once you have decided to get started with an adoption plan for your baby. They will work with you to fulfill your needs throughout the process and assist you in developing the kind of relationship you want with the adoptive family you chose for your child. These counselors are trained professionals who are prepared to deal with whatever situation may arise while you go through your pregnancy and adoption experience.
Who will YOUR counselors be?
You will be assigned a counselor based on where you live. Find out more about the Birthparent Intake Counselors in your area. You may also view the profiles of our Open Adoption Counselors if you would like to see who you will be working with if you decide to place your baby in an open adoption with the IAC.
Are you ready to speak to a counselor?
If you're ready, you can chat with a counselor online right now by clicking the chat icon to the left. If all of our counselors are offline, you can leave a message and they'll get back to you as soon as they can.
If you're ready to talk over the phone, you can reach us at 1-800-877-OPEN.