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Empowering Birth Mothers: Taking Control of Your Kansas Adoption Journey

By Kennedy Wood

As the birth mother, you are in charge of making the decisions. Although this can be very overwhelming, only you know what is best for you and your child. Learning about an unexpected pregnancy can be scary enough without having to be the sole decision-maker. Even though you may feel stuck, you are not alone! Adoption Choices of Kansas will be there every step of the way to give you the pregnancy help you deserve. Our mission is to educate and empower women to confidently make the decisions they need without feeling guilt. You should never feel ashamed for how you need to take care of yourself and your family. 

What Are Your Adoption Choices?

Unexpected pregnancies can add a lot of weight to an already stressful situation. The first step that you need to take is deciding what you want to do. You have a few options such as abortion, choosing adoption, or choosing parenthood. Regardless of what you choose, you should feel confident in your decision. If you are having trouble deciding or you need more information, you should reach out to Adoption Choices of Kansas. The staff will help you and let you know about the adoption services we provide. 

Deciding what you want to do can feel like a burden, but there are advantages and disadvantages to all options. Choosing abortion may not be for some people, and if you choose parenthood, there are several things to consider. When choosing parenthood you need to think about lifestyle, finances, mental health, and more. If you believe that you will not be capable of giving your baby their best life, then we recommend adoption. Giving your baby up for adoption can be a difficult decision but also a very rewarding one. For more information, contact Adoption Choices of Kansas and they will help you with any questions or concerns you may have regarding the adoption process.

Choosing an Adoption Agency

Choosing an adoption agency to work with is a good decision. Many mothers everywhere decide to put their child up for adoption every day. You are not alone and you are not a failure. There are a lot of reasons why an individual may need to place their child with an adoptive family. What matters is you are doing what is best for you and your child! If you are considering adoption, working with a private adoption service will probably be the best option for you. Lucky for you, Adoption Choices of Kansas wants to be there every step of the way! We will be there for emotional support and help you through the whole process. We will give you the pregnancy help you deserve and ensure that you are informed and empowered on your adoption journey. Our adoption agency gives you a needed support system. You may be going through a lot during this time and we can offer you counseling, access to adoption specialists, and access to support groups. We want to empower you in your decision-making and inform you of your rights as a birth mother. Our agency allows you to create a specialized birth plan to meet your needs and make you comfortable, state any preferences you have for the adoptive family and allows you to decide the level of contact once the adoption is finalized. We will be there for support throughout all of this. However, we want you to know that you are in control of your adoption plan

What Type of Adoption Do You Want? 

Once you have chosen an adoption agency in Kansas to work with, it is important to decide what type of adoption you want. The three options are a closed adoption, an open adoption, or a semi-open adoption. A closed adoption is when there is no contact with the adoptive family and birth mother. Once the child is placed with the family the birth mother will no longer receive updates on the child. An open adoption is when the birth mother can stay in contact with the child and adoptive family. The birth mother can schedule meeting times or just request updates. A semi-open adoption is similar to an open adoption. A semi-open adoption is when there isn’t any in-person contact. The main form of contact will be the birth mother to the adoptive parents. The child is still less involved in a semi-open adoption

Some birth mothers feel as though they cannot have contact with the child and be able to move on. If you feel like the best option is a closed adoption you should not feel ashamed! Many women choose a closed adoption so they and their child can move on more easily. The most popular choice is an open adoption as it can ease the pain of giving the child up. For many, it might not be easy to have no contact after placing them with a family. An open adoption or semi-open adoption would be a great choice for those birth mothers.

Choosing the Adoptive Family

Choosing the adoptive family is most likely at the forefront of your mind right now. Although this is nerve-racking, the choice is completely up to you. When going into this part of the process, the birth mother is able to give preferences. Your local adoption agency will take any preference you have for the adoptive family and begin the search. From there they will try to find adoptive families that fit your preferences. They will then begin to show you the families that they have found and you will be able to decide which family to place your child with. The agency will ensure that you are happy and confident with the chosen family. 

Although it’s a tough situation, there are options for an unplanned pregnancy. No matter what path you end up taking, there is a plan in place to get you through it. We want you to feel empowered to make your decisions and we want you to leave the process comfortable with the outcome. Here at Adoption Choices of Kansas we will support you the entire way and help you in any way we can to the best of our ability. Even with our guidance, you will be the one in charge throughout the whole adoption process. For more information or to get started, you can contact us via our website or you can give us a call. You are not alone and we can’t wait to assist you!

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