Who are the expectant moms who place their baby for adoption? What factors influence their decision?  In this course, we talk with Stephanie Rider, a birth mom who placed her daughter in 1997, and Chantilly Wijayasinha MSW, MPH, the Supervisor of the Domestic Adoption Program at Vista Del Mar Child & Family Services.

This course covers the following learning objectives:

  • Describe the demographics of a "typical" expectant mom who is considering adoption.
  • Explain the role poverty plays in the decision to place a baby for adoption.
  • Describe some of the common emotions an expectant mom or couple might face as they make the decision to place a baby for adoption.
  • List the factors that are important to many women or couples who are considering placing their baby for adoption.


Outline for Understanding Expectant Moms Who are Considering Adoption.pdf

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