Saying Goodbye to a Baby: A counselor's guide to birthparent loss and grief in adoption
This manual for the professional gives guidelines and practical information on how counselors can help birthparent clients who choose the adoption option -- before, during, and after the decision. It also looks at how counselors can work with and influence the larger adoption system.
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Implications for Counselors
Worksheets for Counseling Birthparents
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