If you are facing an unplanned, unwanted, or unexpected pregnancy and you are considering adoption, the ins and outs of the adoption process can be overwhelming. As an expectant woman, you are likely filled with so many questions that you don’t even know where to begin. While the adoption process can be overwhelming, there are numerous resources available for you and Adoption Choices of Kansas is here to help.
The circumstances surrounding adoption vary widely, so it is important to really think about whether adoption is the right choice for you and your family. Despite whether or not your pregnancy was planned, you are here researching adoption, and making an informed decision is to be commended.
Searching the Internet and gathering various opinions from your community of peers will likely send your head spinning. Society often paints a misinformed portrait of adoption, and when it is painted with a positive light—which isn’t very often—it can sometimes not include the hard parts. Not to mention expectant parents may have friends and family who are quick to have their own opinion. More common than not, friends and family do not have a thorough understanding of the adoption process which can make for feelings of loneliness. No one enjoys difficult things, but within the adoption process, the hard things can become easier with the right understanding and mindset.
As an expectant parent, you hold the key to the adoption process.
The Adoption Process
STEP 2 | SCHEDULE INITIAL MEETING
An Adoption Choices of Kansas adoption specialist can come to you
STEP 3 | COMPLETE PAPERWORK
Your adoption specialist will provide you with all the necessary paperwork. Please bring a proof of pregnancy with you.
STEP 4 | FIND A DOCTOR
The matching process begins
STEP 5 | REVIEW FAMILY PROFILES
Your adoption specialist will bring you profiles to choose from. Don’t feel you have the right family? We’ll get more profiles.
STEP 6 | CONGRATULATIONS, YOU’RE MATCHED!
Your adoption specialist will help secure a place for you to live (if you need it).
STEP 7 | FAMILY INTRODUCTION
Your adoption specialist will help you schedule a conference call with your adoptive family. And maybe even a visit!
STEP 8 | STAY IN TOUCH WITH BIRTH PARENT COUNSELOR
Attend doctor’s appointments. Communicate with your adoptive family.
STEP 9 | YOUR DUE DATE!
An adoption specialist will be present to advocate for you at the hospital.
STEP 10 | BIRTH OF CHILD
The baby will leave the hospital with the adoptive family. Your adoption specialist will schedule a court date for you to give your consent.
STEP 11 | GOODBYE DINNER
Goodbye Dinner with adoptive family (if you want). You should receive pictures and updates at 1 month. Expenses will continue to be paid for 1 month after delivery.