Choosing Adoption Under Difficult Circumstances
For many, unplanned pregnancies can come at the worst possible time in their lives. Homelessness, drug addiction, emotional abuse, and mental health issues are just a handful of factors that make dealing with an unplanned pregnancy complicated. Without the proper knowledge and support, many birth parents struggle to find the best option for themselves and their baby.
Luckily, adoption agencies offer expectant parents the opportunity to give their child the best possible life, one that they would be unable to provide themselves. If you’re seeking out adoption in Kansas, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Adoption Choices of Kansas, our goal is not only to connect babies with adoptive families but also to help birth parents going through difficult situations. In this blog, we will explain why adoption is a great choice for expectant parents going through challenging circumstances such as homelessness or abuse.
Giving Yourself the Compassion You Deserve
Discovering that you’re pregnant is not always exciting news. To someone struggling to make ends meet, an unexpected pregnancy can be an exceptionally overwhelming experience. Not everybody has all of the necessary resources at their disposal to provide a healthy and safe life for their baby. As mentioned above, factors such as homelessness, drug dependency, or domestic violence can extremely hinder an expectant parent’s ability to responsibly parent their child.
When managing this complicated dilemma, the most important thing you can do is give yourself the compassion that you deserve. No matter how dire your circumstances, you have a responsibility to yourself to
Financial and Emotional Resources
The best part about the adoption process is that you never have to go through it alone. Here at Adoption Choices of Kansas, we are committed to providing our birth parents with everything they might need, from your initial consultation until after you have access to our specialists and their professional and emotional support.
Something that sets us apart from other adoption agencies in Kansas is the fact that we offer our birth parents generous financial support. Depending on your current situation, Adoption Choices of Kansas will help you with your rent, transportation, groceries, doctor’s appointments, and more. This allows you to rest easy during your pregnancy and develop the financial security you may currently be lacking.
At the end of the day, it is our job to ensure you are taken care of throughout this process.
Creating Your Adoption Plan
Now, before choosing adoption under any circumstances, it can be helpful to have a thorough understanding of the adoption process. At Adoption Choices of Kansas, there are five main steps in the adoption process.
First, you will get in contact with one of our adoption specialists, who will gladly explain the ins and outs of this process. They will also answer any and all of your most pressing questions, as they are here to be a voice of support and mentorship.
Next, you will begin to develop your adoption plan. You and your specialist will brainstorm the best options for both you and your child. During this step, you will review prospective adoptive families and decide which one is the right match for your child. You will also be able to decide which type of adoption you want to pursue.
What are the Different Types of Adoption?
There are three main types of adoption: open, semi-open, and closed. An open adoption will allow you to maintain full contact with both your child and their adoptive family even after the adoption process is complete. For those of you wishing to develop a special relationship with your child despite placing them up for adoption, this is the perfect option for you.
If, however, you want to maintain a little distance between yourself, your child, and their adoptive family, perhaps a semi-open adoption is the right choice for you. Under these circumstances, you would be able to communicate with each other through a private, secure online database. This would allow you to stay updated about your child’s life while still maintaining an essence of privacy.
Lastly, you can opt for a closed adoption. Unlike the previous two examples, with this type of adoption, you would forfeit all contact with your child and their adoptive family. In this circumstance, you would continue on with your life with no knowledge of your child’s life with their adoptive family.
If you aren’t sure which type of adoption is right for you, fear not! Our adoption specialists will help to thoroughly explain them to you so you can decide together which is the right process for you.
Starting Your Adoption Plan
The next step in the adoption process is developing your birth plan. Once again, you’ll never have to go through this alone. Rest assured that our experienced experts will help you every step along the way. This step will allow you to choose who you want to be with you at the hospital as well as how you would like to present your child to their adoptive parents.
The adoption process can be an incredibly emotional time, particularly if you are already facing difficulties in your life. This is why the final step of the adoption process is to seek out post-placement counseling. This will help you to unpack any of the difficult emotions that arose for you during the adoption process. Furthermore, it will help you better understand your current situation and develop tools to improve your life circumstances. The best part? We provide financial assistance to all eligible birth mothers who need to take this important step. All you have to do is show up as your most honest, authentic self.
Choose Adoption Choices of Kansas
As you can see, choosing adoption, even under difficult circumstances, can help you to give your baby an upbringing you can’t currently provide. By making this decision, you are not only improving the life of your child but also your own. Our professional specialists are here to help you through this process. If you’re ready to learn more about the adoption decision, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Adoption Choices of Kansas today!