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Choosing Closed Adoption in Kansas

By Kennedy Wood

Learning about an unplanned pregnancy can lead to a flood of emotions. You may have questions about your options, what the next step is, or who to talk to. Any confusion or range of emotions you feel is completely normal and expected. That is why at Adoption Choices of Kansas we will support you every step of the way. Our mission is to ensure women are empowered and informed in their decisions. We will offer you the pregnancy help you deserve while you are making the big decisions. Working with adoption agencies in Kansas will help take some weight off your shoulders so you have a clear mind. Looking into adoption can seem overwhelming but you are not alone. Our private adoption services allow you to be completely in charge while feeling confident in your decision-making. 

What is a Closed Adoptions?

During the adoption process, you can choose a closed adoption. A closed adoption is when the birth mother remains completely anonymous. You will be able to choose an adoptive family without them knowing who you are. This anonymity will continue once the adoption has finalized. This means that there will be no contact with the child or adoptive parents. Some mothers choose a closed adoption in order to “make a clean break”. You may feel as though that is the only way to keep your child safe or for either of you to be able to move on with your lives. Closed adoption allows birth mothers full privacy and can provide a sense of closure. This allows you to move on without emotional ties to live your life how you need. 

Although a closed adoption is the right option for some mothers, it is not for everyone. Some mothers may feel as though they want to know what is happening in the child’s life. A closed adoption doesn’t leave any room for the birth mother to know the child. In a closed adoption you cannot even receive updates from the adoptive parents. This may make some birth mothers feel uneasy as they would like to know if they made the right decision. Closed adoption is set in stone and can’t be changed down the road. 

Should I Choose an Open Adoption?

If you are considering a Wichita Adoption, we strongly encourage you to think about an open adoption or semi-open adoption. An open adoption is the opposite of a closed adoption. An open adoption allows the birth mother to engage with the adoptive family. You can open communication at any point during the adoption process. Everything will look the same while creating your adoption plan, except you will also be making parameters for your open adoption. 

Like the rest of the Kansas adoption process, you will be fully in charge of your open adoption. An open adoption allows you to have full contact with the child. This could include phone calls to hanging out in person. If you do want a little more space, you can also opt for a semi-open adoption. It is the same concept as an open adoption with just slightly less contact. These mothers usually choose to hear updates about the child from the adoptive parents. In a semi-open adoption there won’t be direct contact with the child. An open or semi-open adoption can also help with closure. If you feel as though you can’t let go immediately, then this is the option for you. This type of adoption allows you to slowly release any negative feelings and slowly gain closure. 

Working With a Kansas Adoption Agency 

Once you have decided to proceed with your adoption, adoption agencies in Kansas will help you move forward. Here at Adoption Choices of Kansas, we will help you by informing you of all the details. We will make sure you know everything you need including your rights as a birth mother. As a birth mother you deserve to feel supported physically and emotionally and we know you will with our agency. We will help you navigate which type of adoption will be right for you. After all, there is no one size fits all. You’re the only person who knows what is best for you and the child. We want you to know you are in charge of your outcome. 

The most important thing is that you are taken care of as the birth mother. You deserve an agency who cares about you and your personal journey. You also deserve the ability to make decisions in a peaceful environment. To learn more information about open adoption, you can reach out to Adoption Choices of Kansas. Whether through our website or by phone, we will be there to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your adoption process. We can’t wait to hear from you!  

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