At Deaconess Pregnancy & Adoption, we understand adoption is a life-long journey and are committed to walking beside every person involved for as long as needed.
Adoptive families often call to ask whether or not what their child is going through is adoption-related or just a developmental phase. Other times, a child may be in the midst of a therapeutic crisis and need adoption-competent intervention to promote emotional healing and attachment. Sometimes couples are struggling with parenting a child from a hard place and just need extra marital support and guidance to be successful.
Birth families often contact us at various stages in their lives. Sometimes, memories are triggered by a song on the radio or a certain date on the calendar and just having someone to talk to who understands what they are experiencing is helpful. Participating in a group with other women who have made adoption plans for their children is also very healing.
For those who are interested in learning more about their roots or trying to make a connection with their family of origin, search and reunion services are available. A monthly gathering of those on the reunion journey is also offered.
Deaconess Pregnancy and Adoption operates the Counseling Center, a counseling resource for families and individuals touched by adoption. DPA Counseling offers a variety of services to children, parents, families, and groups.
Whether you are a parent seeking your placed child or an adopted child seeking your birth parents or relatives, Deaconess can help. We offer search and reunion services tailored to your situation. Call us today to learn more about how we can help.
At Deaconess, we honor the loving sacrifices made by birth mothers who place their children for adoption. One way we give back is with our Birth Mother Retreats, events where birth mothers can come together to share support, stories, and love.