Creating an Adoption Plan in Kansas
As a birth mother considering adoption, creating an adoption plan is one of the most important steps in the adoption process. Your adoption plan will allow you to lay out exactly what you want your adoption journey to look like. You will have full control of what it entails. Every adoption plan is different and unique to each birth mother. Your caseworker will thoroughly explain your choices to allow you to determine what is best for you. Adoption Choices of Kansas will be available 24/7 to answer any questions you have about your adoption plan. There are many things to consider, but you will never be alone in the decision-making process. What you think will be best will always be the right decision when creating your Kansas adoption plan.
Talk to Your Adoption Caseworker About the Adoption Process
Adoption Choices of Kansas will assign you a caseworker who will explain your options and then add them to your plan. We will guide you through every step of the adoption process. Your caseworker will listen to your ideas and opinions and ensure to advocate for them. Our agency is well versed in what to include and how to guide you through how to decide.
You will be able to rely on your caseworker when you have any concerns or questions. Your caseworker wants to help and advocate for you. Your caseworker will be able to meet you wherever and whenever you want. All conversations will be confidential, so don’t be afraid to ask or say whatever is on your mind.
Choosing the Right Type of Adoption
You will have to consider how much communication you want with your child and the adoptive family after birth. After the adoption is finalized, you cannot change the type of adoption you included in your adoption plan. Not everyone can commit to frequent communication, and that is okay. Doing whatever is best for you is what we recommend you choose.
There are three types of adoption to consider. One type is closed adoption, in which you have no contact with your child and the adoptive family after birth. The second type is semi-open adoption, where you get updates but do not communicate frequently. Lastly, you can choose open adoption where you have full contact with your child and adoptive family. Each of these not only has different levels of contact but closure as well.
Choosing the Perfect Adoptive Family for Your Child in Kansas
Our agency has an array of waiting families ready to adopt. You can read their bios, watch videos and look at pictures to determine which adoptive families you are interested in most. Each adoptive family has their own unique things to offer, so determining what characteristics you want them to have can be helpful. All waiting families have been screened and interviewed before being listed as a waiting family to ensure your child will be in a positive environment.
It is okay not to be sure which family to choose. It is not always an easy decision to make. You can narrow down your favorites and ask them any further questions you have. You can ask them their occupations, school level, number of children they currently have, pets they have, etc.
Seek Counseling to Help You Through the Adoption Process in Kansas
Our agency has counseling available for birth mothers at any point of the adoption journey. Creating an adoption plan can be confusing or overwhelming at times, so having someone to talk to can help you process what you want. No one can make decisions for you, but we can guide you to what is best for you.
Counseling is something you will benefit from. Your mental well-being is of top priority when pregnant and after birth. Everyone processes their emotions differently, so having someone to keep you on track and find closure will be beneficial. You can also join a support group of or birth mothers. There are so many people ready and willing to help. There are many birth mothers who have been in your shoes, so talking to them will be beneficial as well.
Being in Control of the Adoption as a Birth Mother in Kansas
One main thing that is very important to us is that you feel in control as the birth mother. There is so much stress that feeling as though you are being heard could be the worst feeling. Adoption is a selfless choice that will be appreciated for years to come.
Adoption Choices of Kansas is ready to help you make the perfect adoption plan for you. There are various things to consider when making an adoption plan, so we want to be able to guide you to make it easier.
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