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Adoption Support

Doulas are trained professionals experienced in providing support through pregnancy, birth, and the early postpartum transition for new families. Doulas specializing in newborn adoption support seek to work in conjunction with every member of the adoption team, and lend their expertise to help ensure a smooth transition for the birth mother, the baby, and the adopting family, through a number of specialized skills that no other adoption professional can offer.

​Adoption doulas provide the birthing person with the following:

  • Private, adoption-specific birth education and preparation.

  • Customized birth plan tailored to fit needs and desires.

  • Comfort, assurance and uninterrupted labor support.

  • Initial postpartum support, including assistance with feeding decisions.

  • Joining as one leaves the hospital if desired or alone in this process.

  • Help identify support resources should they transition to a parenting plan at any time.

One optional postpartum visit to ensure the birthing person has identified counseling and support resources for themselves.​

In addition, adoption doulas have a unique position which serves to provide the adopting family with the following:

  • Private, adoption-specific birth education and preparation, unique to the adopting family’s needs.

  • Availability during labor by nearby support (options vary) if presence isn’t invited by birthing person to assist the adopting family in how best to support the birth person through their birth plan and experience, and to work through their own needs at this time. Postpartum support in bonding, feeding choices including breastfeeding, overnight postpartum care and navigating the many questions new families face.​


Schedule an initial interview with an adoption doula to discuss:

  • What an adoption doula has to bring to the adoption birth experience, including professionalism, confidentiality, and expert personalized service.

  • Why adoption doula support may increase the confidence of the birth person in their adoption decision.

  • How an adoption doula can accommodate providing services in whatever unique adoption situation.


Whether you are the birthing person, or the adopting family, newborn adoption doulas have vital support to provide you through your experience.  We work with your unique situation and offer services that work in harmony with everyone involved.  Set up a free consultation with a newborn adoption doula today to see how they can help support you in your upcoming newborn adoption!


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