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August 29, 2019

How do I contact a social worker about making an adoption plan?

 

If you’re thinking about making an adoption plan or want to know more about placing your baby for adoption, there are many ways to get in touch with an adoption worker. The quickest way to get in touch is via the phone, either calling (314-724-8417) or texting. This is our 24/7 adoption hotline, and a counselor is available to talk on the phone or text. Additionally, you can contact our adoption worker via the website (www.goodshepherdstl.org/adoption) or via a chat box (which you should see in the bottom right corner of this page). Finally, we are also happy to meet in person at our offices, your home, or a neutral location (like a coffee shop or a library).

One of the most important things to know about contacting an adoption worker is that there is no pressure to make an adoption plan if you get in touch. We are here to help you decide if adoption is the right option for you and your baby. We’ll talk about the difference between adoption and parenting, and the grief and loss that might go with adoption. We’ll talk about the feelings surrounding adoption and if it is the right fit. There is no pressure to choose adoption, and if you decide that parenting is the right choice, we can connect you with our Pregnancy & Parenting Support Program (link) to help you and your baby through your pregnancy and after the baby is born.