5 Adoption Resources for Kansas Birth Mothers
Facing an unplanned pregnancy is difficult in its own right. Lacking adequate support makes it even more challenging. While you may feel overwhelmed by uncertainty and anxiety during this time, know that Adoption Choices of Kansas can be a haven where you can obtain some stability. In addition to handling the adoption process, we also provide adoption resources for Kansas birth mothers to remove hardships along the way. If you are considering adoption and are in need of additional support, you can benefit from the many adoption resources for Kansas birth mothers provided by Adoption Choices of Kansas. All you need to do to get help is simply reach out to us and ask for it.
- Ensuring Access to Prenatal Medical Care
Staying healthy during your pregnancy is a top priority, which is why Adoption Choices of Kansas will do what we can to ensure that you have access to the medical care you need. Your adoption counselor will work closely with you to help you find an OB/GYN you can trust as well as reliable transportation to and from your place of care. If you need any financial assistance to afford care, your adoption counselor can get you started in applying for Medicaid, which will cover your medical expenses if you are eligible.
- Obtaining Food Assistance During Your Pregnancy
In addition to having reliable healthcare, good nutrition is necessary for a safe and healthy pregnancy. Since healthy food can be expensive, it might be more difficult to access if you are facing any economic hardships. When you work with us, we can help pay for your food expenses directly, so you don’t have to worry about when your next meal will be. If you are in need of additional assistance, your adoption counselor will provide you with information on any government food assistance programs you may be eligible for such as WIC or SNAP.
- Affording Safe Housing during Your Pregnancy
At no point in your pregnancy should you have to worry about finding safe and affordable housing. If you find yourself in a position in which you are struggling to pay rent or utility bills, your adoption counselor will work with you to see what assistance programs you qualify for. In the event that you are unable to find safe and adequate shelter, we can provide that for you.
- Emotional Support for Birth Mothers
While you are navigating the adoption process and the challenges that come along the way, it’s important that you don’t neglect your mental health. At Adoption Choices of Kansas, we value your mental and emotional health as much as any other aspect of your overall well-being. That’s why we offer free counseling services throughout your entire adoption journey, including after you’ve placed your birth child for adoption. Whether you need help putting together your adoption plan or you need a shoulder to cry in a judgment-free space, we will provide you with the counseling you need to get through your adoption journey. In addition to one-on-one counseling, we also have a birth mother support group that you can participate in if you think you will benefit from the company and insights of women who share similar experiences to your own.
- Meeting Other Pregnancy Needs
In addition to helping you obtain adequate healthcare, food, housing, and emotional support, we can assist you in meeting other needs you may have. For example, if you want to seek legal representation to ensure that all your rights as a birth mother will be protected, we can assist you in covering legal fees. Another way we can assist you as your pregnancy progresses is by providing you with maternity clothes and ensuring you have access to laundry services. We will also help you pay for your phone bills to make sure you have reliable communication.
How Will You Meet Your Needs as a Kansas Birth Mother?
It’s never too late to seek out help as you move along in your adoption journey. However, the sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we can help you meet all your basic needs so you can focus on ensuring a successful placement for your baby. If you have questions about obtaining any assistance or emotional support as an expectant mother, Adoption Choices of Kansas is more than happy to give you answers and address any concerns you may have.
Meet the Author: Mary DeStefano is an Ohio native currently living in northern Virginia and works in the litigation consulting industry, where she has experience in antitrust, product liability, and mass torts matters. She holds a B.A. in Economics (‘15) and an M.A. in Applied Economics (‘16) from the University of Cincinnati.
Mary finds great meaning in wielding the written word to develop impactful narratives and to help people stay informed. In her spare time, Mary can be found beachcombing and going on other adventures with her dog along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. She also has an affinity for antiquing and loves a good 80’s movie marathon.