Adoption Counselor

By: Taneshia Ostreicher

What do they do?

Adoption counselors work with adoptees, birth parents and adoptive families to help them understand and cope with the emotions surrounding adoption.

What do I need to do today or in the near future to perpare?

  • Its a good idea to volunteer with adoption or family service agencies
  • Adoption counselors may be a social worker or psychologists who have decided to focus on adoption

Education or training required for this career is:

Entry level case worker training involves enrolling in a bachelors degree program in social work.

Expected Salary

Average to $26,000-41,992 a year

What are other jobs related to this field?

  • Social Worker
  • Psychologist
  • Counselor