How Do I Write an Adoption Plan in Kansas?
Adoption portrayed in the media often showcases horrible parents and a child put up for adoption. When they are adopted, their life does 180, and they find themselves to be happier than ever. This portrayal of adoption disregards the hard work put in by the birth mother and the adoptive family to create a wonderful environment for the child to thrive in.
These portrayals of adoption also encourage stereotypes, such as images of birth mothers who place their child up for adoption as drug addicts and deeply troubled. While some birth parents are like this, most birth parents who choose adoption are not troubled nor drug addicts. Adoption is a choice that many people have explored, and it is an increasingly growing more popular option as people become more accepting of different types of families. At Adoption Choices of Kansas, our local adoption agency will help you create the perfect adoption plan for you and your child.
Unplanned Pregnancy Option in Kansas
While adoption is often portrayed as negative in most media, the adoption process and the adoption itself are far from that. In fact, adoption provides your child with new opportunities and provides you with new opportunities as well.
If you are experiencing an unplanned or unintended pregnancy, you may feel as though you are hopeless. You may be experiencing many emotions that can be overwhelming, and at Adoption Choices of Kansas, we understand how difficult pregnancy can be. As such, we provide resources for women like you who may be experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. One of the main resources we provide is help with adoption.
Even if you are unsure of whether or not adoption is right for you, our staff will be able to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision. You should never feel coerced to place your baby up for adoption, and our staff will make sure that you have all that you need to make the best decision for your situation.
What is an Adoption Plan?
One of the benefits of adoption is that you will be able to create an adoption plan. If you still wish to play a role in your child’s life, you can choose to do so when you work on your adoption plan. An adoption plan is exactly what it sounds like: it is a way for you to write out a plan for how you want your adoption to look.
In your adoption plan, you will be able to gather information about yourself in order to create a plan for the waiting family. Your adoption plan will map out what kind of waiting family you are looking for and the level of contact you want with them after the adoption.
Birth Parent Consent
Before you start working on your adoption plan, you should recognize your own rights before working on your adoption plan, even if the birth parent’s rights are one of the most protected in the US.
The most important thing to understand is that your consent is needed before you place your child up for adoption. This means that no one should force or coerce you into placing your child up for adoption. Your consent to the adoption also means you are relinquishing your rights as a parent over your child, and once that happens, your legal relationship with your child will be severed. This can be reversed, but only in very limited circumstances, so you should take a lot of time and consideration before you commit to an adoption.
In order to give your consent for adoption, states usually require the birth parent to write out the consent and either be witnessed or notarized by a judge. The timing of the birth parent’s consent also matters. Some states require three-day waiting periods before a parent can give consent. In each state, this law differs, so you should reach out to your legal counselor for more accurate and up-to-date information.
Types of Adoption
While working on your adoption plan, you will be able to decide on the level of communication you want with your child and their adoptive family. Deciding the level of communication you want will determine the type of adoption.
The first type of adoption is a closed adoption. As the name implies, communication between the birth parent, the child, and their adoptive family is non-existent. No names nor contact information is shared, and only medical history is shared. While this once was a popular (and only) option available, more and more birth parents are choosing to have more communication with the child after adoption.
The next type of communication is a semi-open adoption. This is where contact information is shared between both parties, but this communication is usually facilitated by a third party, which is usually the adoption agency. While communication exists, this type of adoption does not usually have constant contact, such as phone calls.
The last type of adoption is an open adoption. As the name implies, this is where communication between both parties exists, and what makes this different from a semi-open adoption is that contact between both parties can be regular and constant. This has been a growing option for many birth parents as adoption has become more widely accepted. This is a great option to consider if you still want to be a part of your child’s life.
While deciding which option is best for you, you should understand that there is no right answer. Your situation is unique, so you should take into account your own wants and needs when you make the decision. Your adoption specialist will be able to help you decide which option is best for you.
Choosing adoption is not giving up. If you need unplanned pregnancy help now, Adoption Choices of Kansas serves birth parents statewide and beyond. We can help with teen pregnancy, financial assistance, difficult situations, and more. Please call us or text us to learn more! Call Us 877-903-4488 or Text Us 316-209-2071
Meet the author: Victoria Chan is a sophomore at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and she is currently a Literature, Media, and Communications major. She currently runs her own blog, where she shares her poetry and creative writing projects. When she is not working or studying for school, she is often reading or writing, as she seeks to pursue a career in writing.