Crossing the bridge from trying to conceive to exploring adoption is not easy. In fact, it can be pretty overwhelming, so much so that it may keep you from even taking the first step. Let me take that first step with you.
I have spent eighteen years working and studying the fields of fertility and adoption and believe I can save you a lot of time and anguish. I believe in a holistic approach, where we look at all aspects of your life and how building your family is affecting your world; physically, emotionally, your career, socially, home environment, marriage, spiritually and more. Together we hone in on where you could use the most support and guidance. I use my social work skills as an empathic listener and as a resource guide for adoption professionals. I utilize my yoga background to offer mindful tools.
As an adoption doula, I help women create an Individualized Adoption Plan (IAP) which includes: a list of adoption experts and tools to calm the mind. I use visualizations, yoga poses, meditations and positive thinking tools to re-frame your current experience of sadness, disappointment and anxiety to one of a calm heart and mind. Most importantly, I guide you to find compassion for yourself and the myriad of feelings that trying to build a family creates.
I offer three different packages, where we continue to work together until you get the results you are looking for. The programs are the "Transform Your Adoption" Program, the "Revamp Your Adoption" Program and the "Tune-up Your Adoption" Program.Most clients work with me up until placement of their baby and some through the beginning stages of parenting.
The "Transform Your Adoption" Program
Adoption support for your body, mind and spirit
You are a woman who wants to leave no stone unturned on your journey to your baby. This extensive fifteen sessions package will teach you tools to prepare your mind; yoga poses to calm your body; and meditation techniques to prepare your spirit. When these three elements are all in place, your chances of a baby being swiftly placed with you are the best.
The "Revamp Your Adoption" Program
Adoption support for your body and mind
“Work smart not hard” is the approach taken in this program. This ten sessions program will provide you detailed information on how to successfully conquer the hurdles of the adoption process and tools to keep you from losing your mind along the way. You will learn to maintain an inner calm with yoga and meditation so that when successful, you are in the proper mindset to parent effectively.
The "Tune-Up Your Adoption" Program
Adoption for your mind
Release the negative thinking and fears around how long your journey to motherhood has been taking, and embrace a more peaceful and loving path to becoming an adoptive mother. You can use some support as you move from trying to conceive to adoption. This quick five sessions tune up is for the client who wants to look at a few ideas on ways to prepare mentally for an adoption.
If you'd like to explore working with me I'd be happy to do a 45 minute session, just click here. Some clients start with the "Tune-Up Your Adoption" Program and upgrade if they like how things are progressing.
I work with clients from all over the U.S. and internationally as well. I use Skype to connect with clients who live outside of Chicago, Illinois. If you live in the Chicagoland area and wish to meet in person we can arrange that as well.