Giving a Disabled Baby Up For Adoption in Kansas
For many parents, finding out that your child has a disability can be immensely stressful, especially if you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and need help. Which is why here at Adoption Choices of Kansas, choosing to place a disabled child up for adoption doesn’t have to be. No matter the health status of the baby, our staff is determined to find a loving home for any child. We promise that you will never be turned away or discriminated against due to any disability your child may suffer from. We believe that adoption should be an option for anyone. Adoption Choices of Kansas is one of the leading agencies in the state in handling adoptions for disabled children. We are here to support you and your child no matter what, which is why we aspire to ease any concerns you may have.
Putting Your Disabled Baby Up For Adoption
In the state of Kansas, the process of putting a disabled child up for adoption is nearly identical to the process needed for a child without health complications. In fact, the only major difference between the two lies in the documentation needed to complete the adoption. Certain required medical forms may need to be revised, removed, or supplemented in order to accommodate a disabled child. These alterations are simple and easy, especially for our trained team of adoption experts. Adoption Choices of Kansas will support you during every step of the application and delivery process to guarantee that the proper paperwork is submitted and approved.
“Disabled” Doesn’t Mean “Disliked”
When putting a disabled child up in Kansas for adoption, it is easy to feel trapped and isolated. However, know that you are not alone. According to the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, 12.2 percent of all children adopted domestically in the United States face at least one disability. That means that out of every one hundred children adopted in the US, approximately twelve of them are disabled. You may also feel as if adoptive families will overlook your child due to their disability. However, here in Kansas, dozens of passionate and caring families would love to adopt any child, no matter their ability. Many of these parents have spent years dreaming of completing their families and will not allow a disability to deter them.
The Importance of Being Upfront
The key to private adoption in Kansas with a disabled baby is to be clear about their condition when communicating with potential adoptive families. It is best to be upfront, as an element of non-disclosure could result in serious complications with the adoption process. It is also imperative to ensure that any interested adoptive parents are properly prepared to take care of the child. Depending on the disability, this can range from making sure their vehicle and house are equipped with ramps and handles suitable for handicapped use to ensure the parents have the patience and knowledge required to handle the child’s distinct needs. In other words, just as you would want to guarantee a family is fit to care for any abled child, you want to ensure that your disabled child will be suitably attended to with their new parents.
Creating Equal Opportunities For Disabled Children in Kansas
At Adoption Choices of Kansas, we want to make sure that every parent and baby is given the equal opportunity to lead a successful and fulfilling life. We aim to promote the equal treatment of all individuals regardless of their social or medical state. The first step to promoting this equality in our community is to ensure that each child is raised and supported as equal to those around them. We guarantee that no matter the condition of their health, your child will be placed with a family that will nurture them while also recognizing the unique assets that they bring to the world. In welcoming your child to the world, we want to ensure that they truly feel just that; welcomed. At the end of the day, we want to assure you that in giving up your disabled baby for adoption, you are not “giving up” on them but rather giving them a brighter future.
Meet the Author:Peter is a writer and editor based in New York. Currently studying at Binghamton University, Peter is majoring in English Literature and Rhetoric. Whether working with Marketing Choices or the mental health blog, Runaway, Peter seeks to provide comfort and warmth to those around him through his writing. A huge advocate for change, Peter looks to promote adoption, mental health awareness, disability awareness, and environmental improvement. Forever looking to make meaningful connections, Peter can be found with a group of friends or going on walks and waving to anyone he passes.