One-on-one counseling

If you placed your baby for adoption through The Children’s Home, a birthparent specialist is always available to provide counseling for you. We recognize that as you go through life, there may be periods of time in which extra support related to the adoption is needed. If this happens, we are here for you, for as long as you need. Call or text us at 412-736-2908 or email us at to get started.

If you did not work with The Children’s Home, but placed a baby though an attorney or other agency, counseling services are still available for you for a small fee. Call or text us at 412-736-2908 or email us at to get started.

This counseling is available regardless of how long ago you placed your baby. Counseling scholarships are available if you need help paying for the counseling services.

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Birthparent Resources

The Children’s Home’s adoption staff recommends various books and websites to birthparents who have placed a baby for adoption, are in the midst of the adoption process, or who are trying to decide whether placing their baby for adoption is the right choice. These sources are reliable and offer non-biased information and support.


  • “Dear Birthmother” by Kathleen Silber and Phylis Speedlin
  • “The Open Adoption Experience-A Complete Guide for Adoptive and Birth Families” by Lois Ruskai Melina
  • “Because I Loved You: A Birthmother’s View of Open Adoption”Patricia A. Dischler
  • “The Third Choice: A Woman’s Guide to Placing a Child for Adoption”Gail Mosconi and Leslie Foge

You may also visit any of the Carnegie Libraries for great books listed in Pregnancy Nonfiction.


Open Adoption Resources and Support

Offers Retreats and Support for Birthparents