As a pregnant woman, you are probably wondering what your options are for the future. How will you manage your pregnancy? What does adoption look like? Can you continue to see your child after pregnancy? Can you continue to see your child after placing him or her? What will she think of you?
I can help you answer all these questions! My heart is to help you figure out exactly what’s right for you. It’s not the same for everyone. I am the Domestic Adoption Program Coordinator, and we have counselors all over the state I would love to connect you with. In fact, we can meet with you, in person, the same day you call.
Call us! We’re here for you!
Interim Domestic Adoption Program Coordinator
We have counselors available all over the state of Georgia. Select a counselor near you or call us toll free. 1-800-868-6339
I cannot begin to imagine the situation you are facing. You probably have so many questions and emotions about the adoption process. I hope to be there to guide you through every step along the way. My desire is to help you make the choice that is right for you and your baby. I hope to be not only your counselor but, most importantly, your friend.
Sandy earned a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. Sandy enjoys working with birth mothers and helping them choose a forever home for their child. She feels blessed that God chose her to work with young women at a time when they are giving their child the greatest gift of all, a safe, nurturing home where love is evident.
Cheryl serves as an Adoption Counselor for An Open Door Adoption Agency in the Augusta, Georgia area. She joined the agency in 2016, after a successful career of thirty-seven years in teaching and counseling in the public school system. Her desire is to help both birth parents and adoptive parents create an adoption experience and plan that works best for them and the child they both love.
Cheryl is the mother of two daughters and enjoys volunteering with pet adoptions through an animal rescue group. She graduated with a Masters in Counseling from Augusta University and received her B.A. in Art from Columbia College.
I am a Licensed Master of Social Work and have a passion for counseling and helping people with the practical aspects of life that can become overwhelming when done alone. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to walk with women who are making such a difficult and courageous decision in their lives. My desire is to be a blessing to each birth mom that I work with by helping her make the best decision for her and her child, whatever that decision may be.
There is nothing quite like witnessing the day when new adoptive parents meet their little baby. God builds families in more than one way. It is also a blessing to see a birth mother learn how God can use this trying time in her life to help her to find her own potential, while also making the responsible and loving choice of adoption for her child. Being a part of this process is like watching a miracle develop over time. It’s truly amazing.
Amanda holds a masters in social work has been working in the field since 2011 in various capacities such as mental health, higher education, and crisis case management. In 2017, she will complete her doctorate in psychology and her areas of interest include counseling/therapy, public speaking and teaching, and program development. Amanda’s goal at Open Door is to show Christ to birth mothers and adoptive parents through the difficult process of adoption.
I have been with the agency since my days of interning as a college sophomore. After graduating with my Bachelors from Georgia Southwestern State University, I discovered my passion for social work and helping people navigate through tough situations. It is ultimately my wish that I am able to help you find peace in whatever situation you are currently facing. It is my privilege to serve as your counselor and ultimately as your friend.