Adoption Therapist

Saya Hadden & Oscar Lara

Occupation of an Adoption Therapist:

A day in the life of an Adoption Therapist includes interaction with adoptees, birth parents and adoptive families. Interactions with the therapists help families understand and cope with the emotions surrounding adoptions. Adoption Therapists may also work with individuals and groups who would like to discuss any concerns about adoption. Therapists may also give talks at schools or to other professionals, such as health-care workers or school guidance counselors. Overall adoption therapists make a massive difference and ease the fears of families that are aspiring to adopt.

Schedule of an Adoption Therapist:

  • Adoption Therapists can schedule their hours during adoption hours which are from 12pm to 7pm, 7 days a week.
  • Adoption Therapists also have to be available at all times during the work hours when needed by their clients because of questions clients may have.
  • As an adoption therapist, you should not expect to work 9 to 5.
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Personality Requirements:

Adoption Therapists would require to have the personality characteristics of the following:

  • Patience
  • Open Minded
  • Understanding
  • Truthful
  • Kind Hearted
  • Optimistic
  • Compassionate

Education Requirements:

An adoption counselor typically needs at least a bachelor's degree in social work, psychology or other area of counseling. Licensing requirements for counselors vary by state and depend upon job title and work location.


Adoption Therapists make a median of $42,120 per year.