Hospital Social Workers, We’re Here for You, Too!
Hospital social workers are pretty fabulous people, working hard to help navigate difficult situations by providing valuable, vetted resources for patients. We know that it is always good to know more about options available to you, so we want to take a moment to make it a little easier for you to know more about who we are and how we can serve you and your patients well!
For our friends who already know us that are reading, we hope you share this information with some of your colleagues who have not heard about us.
For social workers just now finding out about us— welcome! We hope to call you friends as well, very soon!
As our name probably gave us away— we are an adoption agency.
HOWEVER, we’re different than any we’ve ever encountered.
How are we different?
We don’t have a waiting list of families and we do that intentionally.
We are not here to convince someone to make an adoption plan but to empower her to make whatever decision is best for her and her family, whether that be parenting or making an adoption plan. When you connect an expectant mom with us, you can trust that we’ll help her explore her options without the motivation of matching her up with one of hundreds of families on a waiting list. We represent her and only her.
Our focus is on expectant mothers and birth moms.
Again, because we do not have a waiting list of families wanting to adopt, our focus is solely on your patient. We will come immediately to her at the hospital. It’s not a matter of waiting a couple of days or even a couple of hours, in most cases. We drop everything and run to help her wherever she is. This is where relationships and trust are built— face to face.
If she does decide that adoption is her best option, our care extends post placement also.
In fact, it’s some of the most important work we do. We have a whole team dedicated to making sure she gets the counseling she needs and to connect her to a birth mother support group in her local area. Our goal is to make sure she feels that she is never alone, never forgotten, and always loved.
Can you see how much we want to care for your patients and their needs?
The social workers we have great relationships with tell us that they prefer us because the expectant mother is our focus, especially her decision-making process and her healing.
Our hope in connecting with you is to help make your job a little less stressful. When you connect with us, you will never have to worry if or when someone is going to show up. You do not have to worry that someone from our organization is going to coerce her in any way. You can know with confidence that our advocates are working in her best interest and helping her with her future.
Thank you for taking the time to read through this. We hope that we have the opportunity to serve you and your patients as they navigate one of the most difficult decisions they will face in their lifetime.
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