Adoption could be a choice for you if you don’t want to become a parent but you don’t want an abortion.
What is Adoption?
Adoption is a way of giving a child new parents. You’ll continue with the pregnancy and give birth, but you won’t look after the baby, and you won’t have legal rights or responsibilities regarding the child once the adoption is complete.
How does Adoption take place?
Although you can start preparing for adoption at any time during your pregnancy, the adoption won’t be completed until after the baby is born. You’ll be asked to sign a formal document agreeing to the adoption, relinquishing your parental rights.
Can I change my mind?
You can change your mind at any stage before the adoption has been made legal but it may not be easy, or even possible, to get the baby back, depending on how far the adoption has progressed. The court will make a decision based on what’s best for the baby. Once the adoption has been made legal, the baby will stay with the adoptive parents even if you change your mind.
What do I do if I think I want to choose adoption?
If you think you might want to continue with the pregnancy and have the baby adopted, contact Adoption Choices of Kansas.
The Adoption Process with Adoption Choices of Kansas
STEP 1 | CONTACT ADOPTION CHOICES OF KANSAS
STEP 2 | SCHEDULE INITIAL MEETING
Birth Parent Counselor can come to you
STEP 3 | COMPLETE PAPERWORK
Birth Parent Counselor 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
Birth Parent Counselor 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!
Birth Parent Counselor will help secure a place for you to live (if you need it).
STEP 7 | FAMILY INTRODUCTION
Birth Parent Counselor 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!
Birth Parent Counselor 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. Birth Parent Counselor 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.