Our Services, Your Adoption
In it, you will find an introduction letter, details about our services, the adoption process, fees, finalizing your adoption, frequently asked questions, our application, required medical documents, and other information required. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us!
A major step in building your family through adoption is the Home Study. The purpose of the Home Study is to gather information about the prospective adoptive family, educate and prepare the prospective family for adoption, and evaluate the capability and suitability of the prospective family to adopt.
We offer home study services for both domestic and international adoptions. Our Adoption Specialist will travel to your home to complete your home study.
Frequently Asked Questions
What services does Adoption Choices of Kansas provide adoptive families?
Adoption Choices of Kansas provides a wide array of services to adoptive families. We can complete your adoption home study, assist in matching you with birth parents, and provide post placement services after you are placed with your child. We are with you every step of the way to help you build your family.
How long does the adoption process usually take?
We know the wait to adopt is daunting to many people when they are first considering adoption. We do our very best to move you through the process as swiftly as possible, while still ensuring that you find the perfect match for your family. Our wait times range from a couple of weeks to about one year. The more open your parameters are regarding race, gender, and other specifics, the less time typically spent waiting.
Do you provide grant and loan assistance?
Adoption Choices of Kansas can connect you with grant and loan resources. The following websites provide or have information about grants and loans to assist with the adoption process:
DOVE MEN+CARE PATERNITY LEAVE FUND – www.dmcpaternityleave.dja.com A $1 million commitment to fund paid paternity leave for real dads across the country over the next two years. Dove’s fund will extend $5,000 grants to dads without access to paid leave so they can spend time with their children and show how paternity leave benefits families, workplaces, and communities. Take the Pledge for Paternity Leave here.
HELP US ADOPT – www.helpusadopt.org Helpusadopt.org is a national 501(c)(3) financial grant program that helps couples/individuals (regardless of ethnicity, gender, marital status, religion, or sexual orientation) with the cost of their adoptions by awarding grants up to $15,000.
GIFT OF ADOPTION- www.giftofadoption.org F
AMILY FORMATION TRUST- www.adoptionattorneys.org/aaaa/charitable-trust.org
NATIONAL ADOPTION FOUNDATION – www.nafadopt.org Provides grants and loans
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR FINANCIAL EDUCATION – www.nefe.org/adoption Provides information on how to make adoption affordable
A CHILD WAITS – www.achildwaits.org Provides low interest loans
DAVE THOMAS FOUNDATION FOR ADOPTION – www.davethomasfoundation.com Provides grants assistance & general education. Also provides prototypes for employer assistance programs
MILITARY SUBSIDES Check with your local military office
ADOPTION LOANS Check with your local bank on the availability of unsecured adoption loans, or how to qualify for a home equity line of credit. In addition, some employers allow loans against 401K plans. RESOURCES 4 ADOPTION – www.resources4adoption.com
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We are truly thankful to Adoption Choices. The caseworker basically became apart of our family, always available and able to answer or find out the answers to our questions. The legal part of the process went very smoothly. Even though we had a hiccup with the caseworker at hospital, the staff at Adoption Choices did everything they could to expedite us welcoming our new son to our family. We will be forever thankful to them and their kindness during this process.
We cannot even begin to put into words our gratitude towards the caring and competent staff at Adoption Choices ! We began our adoption journey in January of 2010, and in August 2010 were blessed with the birth of our baby boy. The case worker and attorney helped us tremendously throughout the whole process, from our initial match with the birth parents to the final Adoption Decree. Although we formed a wonderful relationship with the birth family and were invited into the delivery room, the case worker remained at the hospital and was there in the event we needed her. The attorney was efficient and thorough, and we were surprisingly cleared to return to our home state 3 days following the birth. We absolutely adore our beautiful baby, love finally becoming parents, and are so grateful for the wonderful people who helped make this all possible. We highly recommend Adoption Choices to anyone looking to adopt!
This Adoption Agency Is Amazing
"As a mom about to place I have to say this adoption agency is amazing and has helped me and my family out so much. The case workers are always there. This has been a ongoing battle; one of the biggest decisions I've ever had to make. I know I would never feel this motivated to do the right thing if it wasn't for the support of the agency. I recommend it to anyone thinking about it."