What Does Adoption Finalization Mean in Kansas?
By Shannon Reilly
If you are reading this, you may be in the position where you are thinking about your option or looking for a local adoption agency for unwanted or unplanned pregnancy in Kansas. Finally, you have come to the right place. Within this article, you will receive information about creating your adoption plan and the type of adoptions you have to choose from with adoption agencies in Kansas. If you have not yet decided on adoption, you have three main options. You can parent the child once they are born, terminate the pregnancy, or place the child up for adoption in Kansas. We know that this may be a difficult time for you, and we are here for you to discuss all of your options, whether you decide on adoption or make another choice and how adoption finalization works.
What is Adoption Finalization?
This is the final step in your adoption process. Once your adoption has been finalized there will be a court hearing where that will deem the adoptive parents’ full legal parental rights to your child.
How to Give a Baby Up for Adoption
- The first thing you will need to do to place the child up for adoption is contact Adoption Choices of Kansas to set up your initial meeting with an adoptive counselor or advisor. You can either set up an appointment to come into one of our offices, or one of our counselors or advisors can come to you if that makes you more comfortable. If neither of these options best suits your needs, you can also set up a phone or video call.
- After the initial meeting, you will create an adoption plan that best fits your circumstances. This includes the type of adoption you would like to move forward with and the type of resources you may need. The kind of resources we offer is listed below.
- Once you have decided on the type of adoption and have gone over what type of financial assistance and resources you may need, you will review different families and choose an adoptive family for your child. Your adoption counselor or advisor will provide you with profiles to review.
- The due date is the next step in the adoption process. This is where you will give final consent for the adoption, and the adoptive parents will take the child home from the hospital.
- To clarify, it isn’t easy to get full parental rights back for a child once the final consent is given in legal documentation.
Three Main Types of Adoption
- Open Adoption: This type of adoption consists of direct contact between the birth parents and the adoptive parents. You will also be allowed to share personal information with the adoptive family as they will with you. You will also create a plan for after the birth and finalization of adoption regarding visitation and contact with the child.
- Semi-Open Adoption: This type of adoption is where open and closed adoption meets in the middle. Although you will have contact with the family, it will be in the form of some sort of mediator through our agency. You will also not share as much personal information such as phone numbers or addresses with the adoptive parents, who will not share it with you. You may agree to receive photos or letters after the birth and finalization of adoption through the agency.
- Closed Adoption: This type of adoption is just how it sounds in terms of openness. You will have no contact with the adoptive family during your pregnancy or after the birth and finalization of adoption. There is also no personal information shared besides your medical history after the birth.
Financial Assistance and Resources Available
- You will be offered resources during your pregnancy and for up to six weeks after the birth and final consent of adoption. The available financial assistance and resources are listed below.
- Food and Groceries
- Safe housing or help with rent or utilities
- Phone service
- Transportation for doctors or appointments, food shopping, or work
How Adoption Choices of Kansas Can Help You with Adoption Finalization
Adoption Choices of Kansas just may be the best agency for you if you are considering adoption in Kansas. Whether you are set on adoption or still considering your options, our team of counselors and advisors are here for you for whatever you may choose. Whether you want an open adoption, closed adoption, or semi-open adoption, and no matter what type of resources you may need, we strive to accommodate your circumstances. To reach us, you may contact the phone number below by text or phone call, or email the address below.
Choosing adoption is not giving up. If you need unplanned pregnancy help now, Adoption Choices of Kansas serves birth parents statewide and beyond. We can help with teen pregnancy, financial assistance, difficult situations, and more. Please call us or text us to learn more! Call Us 877-903-4488 or Text Us 316-209-2071