Because your caseworker will be with you throughout your pregnancy, placement and post-placement, it is important that your caseworker not only be competent, but also be a strong advocate for you. They should keep your best interests in mind and have a personality that you can get along with. When you begin with one caseworker who doesn’t quite fit your desires, it is advisable to ask for a different caseworker. A caseworker should never put pressure on you to do things differently than you desire. The caseworker’s job is to direct you, but not to put pressure on you. Going through the process of adoption is difficult for a birth mother—and so having a great advocate in a caseworker can make life during this time much easier.
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