All About Adoption Agencies
By Ryan Yau
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, you may have considered putting your child up for adoption as an option. However, you may not know everything there is to know about the adoption process. If you are unfamiliar with the adoption process, it can seem difficult to know where to start.
Adoption Choices of Kansas is dedicated to informing you about the adoption process. We hope to answer any questions you may have so you can make the best decision for your child.
What Help Will I Receive Throughout the Adoption Process?
Adoption may seem intimidating from the outside looking in. It may seem like a long and difficult process. However, rest assured that you will not have to go through the adoption process alone. With our adoption agencies in Kansas, you will receive the services of an adoption specialist.
Your adoption specialist will help you create an adoption plan. Your plan will cover any financial assistance you may need. We can cover rent, medical costs, food, and transportation, among other things. Especially if you are in a rough financial situation, you will benefit from our financial services. We want your adoption process to go as smoothly as possible, and having an adoption plan will help with that.
Additionally, your plan allows you to make important decisions about your adoption. Things like your hospital stay and who you want to be present are under your control. You will also always get the final say in who your child’s adoptive parents will be. We hope to give you full control of your adoption while helping you out with much of the hard work.
What Types of Adoption Can I Choose?
There are many different types of adoption that you can choose from based on your specific wants and needs. Another aspect of your control throughout giving your child for adoption is the type of adoption you want. Here are some of the most common types of adoption:
- Open adoption, which means you exchange contact information with your child’s adoptive family. This means you will be able to visit your child. You may even play a role in their life, depending on your and the adoptive parents’ preferences.
- Semi-open adoption, which means you receive updates from the agency about your child. However, you do not receive contact information and will have to take further steps to meet your child. This allows you to rest assured that your child is doing okay.
- Closed adoption, which means you receive neither contact information nor updates on your child.
Can I Receive Counseling Services During and After Adoption?
Our adoption agencies in Kansas also provide birth mothers with counseling services throughout the entire adoption process. Pregnancy can be a difficult process and may take an emotional toll on some birth mothers. Some birth mothers experience birth mother grief—similar to losing a loved one, even if your child is not gone. Because pregnancy creates such a unique bond between you and your child, adoption can be difficult.
Even if you know adoption is the best option for you and your child, it can be difficult. Fortunately, our adoption services can help you through these tough feelings. You will receive the help of a professional counselor who can help you work through any grief. You should recognize that grief is a normal reaction to the adoption process.
Is Choosing Adoption a Selfish Choice?
You may have encountered the stigma that birth mothers are selfish for choosing adoption. However, this is untrue and unfair to birth mothers. This is rooted in the sexist notion that women should be mothers and to choose other priorities is completely okay. In fact, you can look at adoption as a selfless decision.
Not only do you have to go through pregnancy, which can be difficult, but you provide others with a child. Some parents may not have the opportunity to have children of their own and need to look towards adoption. Additionally, you give your child the chance to have a good life. It is completely okay to not be able or willing to have a child. Admitting this is what’s best for both you and your child.
Further Questions About Adoption
If you have any further questions about adoption, Adoption Choices of Kansas can inform you about all parts of the process. We are dedicated to informing you fully about your options for your child. This will lead to you making the decision that is best for you and your child.