I love my job as an adoption counselor – I get to witness first hand the love a mom has for her unborn child. Their choice to place their baby above their own “wants” is not easy – its by far one of the most unselfish things in the world to witness. There’s always lots of fear, happiness, sadness and love that goes into each unique adoption.
Every individual involved in the adoption process—the baby and members of the birth family and adoptive family—is deeply affected, yet so little support exists for these individuals and families. Moreover, there is a dearth of research to guide the adoption professional’s work. The goal of Maya Organization’s program for birth parents to build better approaches for treating birth mothers and fathers.
Maya Organization is proud to have the opportunity of being with birth parents, adoptive parents and adopted children from the time the moment they are born. Maya Organization provides a doula to those birthmothers who are open to having additional emotional support during labor and delivery. The doula remains with the birth mother continuously through labor, delivery, and early postpartum, to encourage and reassure her, to provide physical comfort measures, and to facilitate communication with the hospital staff.
Maya Organization also provides extensive post partum counseling and is available to ensure that all birth parents are adequately informed of their rights under ACT 101 and have a PACA (Pennsylvania Adoption Contract Agreement) in place prior to relinquishing their rights. The PACA is a legal document that ensures birthparents have rights to the child if they choose an open adoption. These rights can include visits, phone calls, video chats, and text messages. Once the PACA is in place and signed by the judge it is a legally binding document. This means that the adoptive parents are required by law to abide by the agreed upon open adoption agreement.
If you know someone who is pregnant and considering adoption, please call (412-945-7670) or text (412-501-3191 )our office, all calls are confidential.