Kansas LGBTQ+ Adoption: FAQ with Adoption Choices of Kansas
By Jacob LaBau
The LGBTQ+ community has suffered through discriminatory behavior and physical threats all because of a lifestyle that makes them happy. The time for hatred is over as the sun shines upon all members of the LGBTQ+ community. It is June, which means same-sex couples everywhere can now soar through the streets in acknowledgment of Pride month. There are featured LGBTQ+ family profiles at adoption agencies in Kansas that are more than capable of raising your child. Adoption can be a scary process, but it can be enlightening, too. If you are interested in placing your child in a Kansas LGBTQ+ adoption run down to a local adoption agency to start the process today!
Is Same-Sex Adoption Allowed in Kansas?
Yes, and we encourage it! Birth mothers who seek an LGBTQ+ family to raise their baby will find several waiting adoptive families in Kansas. Ever since a Supreme Court case in 2017 legalized same-sex couples to adopt, LGBTQ+ couples have adopted all over the United States. Adoption Choices of Kansas is proud to see LGBTQ+ members recognized as equals in adoption. Learn how to put a child up for adoption and see if we can find the right LGBTQ+ family for you.
Will Adoption Choices of Kansas Choose An LGBTQ+ Family for Me?
Adoption Choices of Kansas will never choose the adoptive family for you. We are only here to help. Your adoption specialist will find suitable adoptive families who meet your own personal requirements. If you would specifically like a gay couple to raise your baby, we can make that happen. To ensure that you find the right family for your baby, communicate all your needs to an adoption specialist. Finding an adoptive family has never been easier. There are hundreds of families waiting for their moment to provide for your baby. If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, discover what pregnant help you can receive.
How Do I Decide Which LGBTQ+ Family Is Right for My Child?
Your own personal adoption specialist will organize meetings between you and the adoptive family. This is a good time to address any important concerns you might have. Create a list of possible questions and bring it to the meeting. Some concerns can include things like:
- How financially stable are you and your partner?
- How significant are religions to you and your partner?
- Are future education plans an option for my baby?
- How much communication are you looking to have post-placement?
Discuss these needs with your adoption specialist. He or she will narrow down a potential list of LGBTQ+ families that match your criteria.
Will My Child Experience Bullying if Adopted by an LGBTQ+ Couple?
Hopefully not, but there are still people out there who choose to be unaccepting of the LGBTQ+ community. Private schools are still allowed to discriminate based on LGBT affiliation. Schools that are heavily influenced by religion may be inclined to deny your child based on you and your partner’s same-sex marriage. The public is much more supportive of the LGBTQ+ community than it once was just 15 years ago. In honor of pride month, Adoption Choices of Kansas wishes to fight back against bullying. Join the progressive and positive wave of thinking by seeking pregnant help today!
Are There Benefits to an LGBTQ+ Family Adopting My Child?
Depending on what you want out of the adoptive family, they could possess a few benefits for your baby. The first and most obvious benefit would be that your child will be more accepting of the LGBTQ+ community. The adoptive family will teach your child to be more open-minded to a wide range of subjects. This encourages the child to be more curious and not judge things just because they are misunderstood. The second benefit is that the relationship between your baby and the adoptive LGBTQ+ family will be much more stable. LGBTQ+ families tend to show more affection, which means your child will always know he or she is loved. There are plenty of LGBTQ+ families waiting at our agency in Wichita. Contact an adoption specialist at Wichita adoption and see what prospective families are available.
What if My Family Does Not Support My Decision to Choose an LGBTQ+ Couple?
Adoption Choices of Kansas is here to fill the void left by your family. Adoption can feel lonely, and an unsupportive family only makes things worse. Do not let your family influence any of your adoption decisions if they are unwilling to hear out their own daughter. Adoption Choices of Kansas offers mental health services aimed at reducing stress. The first service we offer is counseling: one-on-one with a licensed professional. Another service is a support group: a group of fellow birth mothers who publicly share their adoption experiences in a nonjudgmental environment. Each service has its own personal benefits depending on the person. Find out how to put a child up for adoption and join our family!
Will The Adoption Process Be Different For Me if I Choose an LGBTQ+ Family?
Not at all. A common misconception placed by birth mothers is that the adoption process will be different due to choosing an LGBTQ+ family. Adoption Choices of Kansas is here to assure you that the adoption process will be the exact same. You will conduct several different meetings with the LGBTQ+ couple up until the arrival of your baby. The couple will also be there at the hospital. They can soothe any last-second worries about adoption as they depart with your baby.
Are LGBTQ+ Families Willing to Communicate Information About My Child Post-Placement?
Of course! Take control of your initial meetings with the adoptive family by establishing your post-placement communication needs. LGBTQ+ families are typically open to frequent contact through text or even face-to-face meetings. In-person visits are available, so take advantage of the opportunity to see the well-being of your child. Find an adoptive family that works within your requirements.
My Child is Arriving Soon. Can I Still Choose Pursue Adoption With an LGBTQ+ Family?
If your child is arriving soon, Adoption Choices of Kansas can find an LGBTQ+ family for you at a moment’s notice. Some birth mothers are unable to provide for their child, and that is okay! Choosing adoption is a decision you will never regret. LGBTQ+ families are readily available at an adoption agency near you! Consider beginning an adoption plan to get a head start on your child’s future.
What is My First Step in Starting Adoption?
Your first step in starting adoption is to contact us right now! Adoption Choices of Kansas has several resources and professionals to make your adoption process go smoothly. Pride month is a wonderful time for all LGBTQ+ members and adoptive families. Take the time to explore the LGBTQ+ families and make one of their dreams come true. If you are a woman experiencing pregnancy and would like to know more about your options, we are here to help. 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