Pregnant woman preparing for delivery, while a doctor who read The Healthcare Professional's Adoption Guide comforts herAs a healthcare professional, you may come across patients who are facing an unplanned pregnancy or who have just given birth and are considering adoption. Perhaps due to substance abuse or some other issue, social services are going to take custody of the child, and the birth parents would rather place the baby for adoption. You may also have patients who are currently pregnant and have an adoption plan in place.
How to handle these situations can be tricky if you don’t have up-to-date information on adoptions today and the tools to be able to handle the situation for your patient. That’s why I wrote The Healthcare Professional’s Adoption Guide. And it’s now available to read on your Kindle, for just $2.99!
The Healthcare Professional’s Adoption Guide will provide you with the knowledge and language that you need to support your patient in the best way possible. I designed this guide to inform healthcare professionals of the steps involved and the choices offered in adoption today. Pregnancy counselors, hospital staff, and other professionals advocating for women’s wellness play a crucial role in helping pregnant women who are thinking about adoption.
healthcare_guide2015_COVERThis short, easy-to-read guide will walk you through how to talk about adoption, the correct language to use, and give you a road map to all the resources you need. You will even find a checklist to help walk you through the steps you will take if your patient is admitted to the hospital and has an adoption plan. Another checklist informs you of the steps to take if she does not have an adoption plan but is now interested in placing her child for adoption.
Some questions to consider in a patient’s adoption plan include: Will the adoptive family be present? What will their involvement be? Will the patient take the baby home first, or will the baby be discharged to the adoptive family? Will the she be breastfeeding? Will her family or friends be present?

“The more knowledge you’ve got, the more understanding you have,
the better you are able to implement and pass it on to others.”

-Tony Orlando

Knowing how to talk to an expectant mother or a new mother considering adoption is an important skill to have. The difference between using terms such as “giving your baby away” and “placing your baby for adoption” is enormous. Adoption is a positive, loving way answer to an unplanned pregnancy or to provide for a child’s needs. The language used by healthcare providers can help keep negativity out of the situation. It can also help the patient feel positive about her choice, without experiencing guilt or judgment.
Being able to discuss modern, open adoption in a confident way is a gift to your patient who is struggling. It is also important to be able to provide her with the resources and contacts she needs to move forward with adoption if that is her desire.
“A must-read for all healthcare providers…
Your guide gave our staff the ability to walk through
an adoption process while providing gentle encouragement
and quality patient care.”

-Regina Bower, R.N

healthcare professional guideGet your copy today! The Healthcare Professional’s Adoption Guide is available at $3.95 for the print version, and $2.99 for the Kindle version.