Whether you are an expectant father exploring your parenting or adoption options, or a birthfather who has placed your child into an open adoption, birthfathers are a very important and valued in the adoption planning process. You not only have a legal right to be involved, you are an important in helping develop your child’s identity.
We know from experience that birthfathers care deeply for their children, but they often assume their role in adoption is not important. The open adoption process welcomes you as the birthfather, and helps you identify ways to stay involved in your child’s life and to actively demonstrate your care and concern. Your needs and wishes will be considered and respected when creating a birth plan.
Our social workers are here to help you whether you are in a relationship with the birthmother, or not, and can provide you with free counseling. Counseling sessions can take place with or without the birthmother present.
We know this may be a confusing and difficult time for you and you probably have lots of questions. Here are some things you might be wondering.
If you have questions and need somebody to talk to, we are here to help. Call us at (559) 447-3333 to meet with a counselor who can answer all your questions and help you and the birthmother make the best choice for everyone involved.