Adoption in KS: How to Place a Baby for Adoption
By Shannon Reilly
If you have fallen pregnant, there are probably a million thoughts running through your mind. You want to know what all of your options are. You have three main options; raise the child, terminate the pregnancy, or put the child up for adoption. If you are reading this, you may be considering adoption in KS, and we are here to give you all of the information needed for you to make the best decision for yourself and your unborn child.
Resources for Pregnant Women Considering Adoption in KS
Before considering adoption, we would like you to know about all of the resources offered by Adoption Choices of Kansas. You will be offered these resources throughout your pregnancy and for up to six weeks after the birth and finalization of adoption.
- Financial assistance will be offered for safe housing or rent and utilities.
- Financial assistance will also be offered for grocery shopping and food, and maternity clothing.
- You will also be offered a form of transportation for things such as doctor’s appointments.
- There are also forms of counseling available during and after the pregnancy.
The Adoption Process with Adoption Choices of Kansas
Below you will find the adoption process you will go through when considering and choosing adoption in Kansas.
- Contacting Adoption Choices of Kansas: Your first step will be to contact us.
- Scheduling your first meeting: The next step is to schedule a meeting with one of our counselors. You do not have to come to us if you are not comfortable doing so. Our counselors can travel to you, and if that is also not an option, you may set up a virtual meeting or phone call with the adoption counselor.
Creating the adoption plan
After scheduling the first meeting, the next step will be making your adoption plan with your counselor. You will make choices such as what kind of resources you would like to utilize and what type of adoption you may want to choose.
- There are three main types of adoption in the state of Kansas. Open adoption, semi-open adoption, and closed adoption.
- Open Adoption: This process is where you will have direct contact with the adoptive parents. You will also be able to share personal information and have information shared with you, such as phone numbers, addresses, etc. You will not only have direct communication with the adoptive parents throughout your pregnancy, but you will be in contact with them after the birth and finalization of adoption.
- Semi-Open Adoption: This type of adoption is where open and closed adoption meets in the middle. You do not have direct contact with the adoptive parents, but you are not shut out of communication altogether either. You will communicate with the parents throughout your pregnancy through a local adoption agency. This is also true with communication after the birth and finalization of adoption with things such as photos or letters from the child and adoptive parents.
- Closed Adoption: This last type of adoption is where you still have a choice in which family will raise your child, but there is no contact at all, directly or through our adoption agencies in Kansas . There will also be no personal information shared besides your medical history after the birth and finalization of adoption.
Choosing an adoptive family
The next step comes after deciding what type of adoption you would like to move forward with. Your counselor will offer your profiles of families to review and choose from. Once you have decided, this is when all of the resources that were mentioned previously will become available to you.
The step that comes after deciding on an adoptive family is giving birth to the child. You will have had time to make a birth plan that will be carried out to the best of your ability throughout delivery. Your counselor will be available at the hospital and anyone else you choose to be there for the birth. This is where the adoptive family will meet the child, and you will give your final consent for them to take the baby home.
This next step is what will happen for you after placing your baby up for adoption in Kansas. You will still be offered all of the resources mentioned for up to six weeks, and what you and the adoptive parents have agreed upon regarding communication with them and the child will be carried out.
How to Give a Baby Up for Adoption in KS
Throughout this article, you have learned everything you need to know regarding the process of choosing adoption with Adoption Choices of Kansas. If you have any further questions or need any support, do not hesitate to contact us. Whatever you choose, we will be here for you in this unknowing time.
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