6 Steps to Manage Your Adoption Process During the Holidays
By Jessica Hall
As a birth mother, you have plenty of options to choose from to custom-fit your adoption plan. The limitless modifications ensure you find the perfect adoptive family, but it can also feel overwhelming. Sometimes it may seem that if you miss one detail, the entire thing will turn out terribly. But the truth is, you’re not required to be an expert on the adoption process. We are! We have teams of professionals who are trained to know the ins and outs of adoption for you. You can’t mess up. But if you need a refresher on your next steps with Adoption Choices of Kansas, keep reading! We’ll explain the six steps to better understand how adoption works and how to manage your adoption process during the holidays.
Step One: Find Your Kansas Adoption Agency
Having to start considering adoption – I can’t take care of my baby may be repeating inside your head. Thinking of the amount of money and care required to raise a child can have some birth mothers feeling desperate. First of all, we want you to know that placing a child for adoption doesn’t cost you anything. Secondly, you need to think about what are some basic requirements you need to make you feel comfortable. Do you need a financial help? Or maybe medical help?
Adoption Choices of Kansas offers financial assistance for eligible birth mothers to cover essentials and medical appointments. Call us anytime at 877-903-4488 or Text Us at 316-209-2071 to start your adoption process.
Step Two: Schedule a Meeting and Learn About Kansas Adoption Requirements
We are so excited to meet you to better understand your circumstances and how we can best provide assistance. Every situation is unique. Please let us know if we need to come to you – we can meet you where you’re most comfortable. Or, if you prefer, we can have an initial phone or video call.
Adoption in Kansas works the same as in most states, but we’ll need to ensure we can meet your needs. In our initial meeting, we won’t get too nitty gritty in the details but do come prepared with some ideas. This will help us explain what we can do for you with certainty.
Step Three: Design Your Adoption Plan
To ensure you don’t feel like you’ve decided to adopt out my baby, we created a personalized adoption plan. This is where we’ll need your help to finalize the details of what kind of adoptive family you’re looking for. It all starts with what type of adoption you’re looking for. Types range from open to closed, and the selected type depends on your desired level of involvement.
We encourage birth mothers to think seriously about cultural holidays and traditions. Is it important to you that the child knows their original heritage? Or celebrate specific holidays? We’ll need to know the answer to these major questions to find an adoptive family that fits.
Step Four: Match and Review an Adoptive Family
Once we’ve established an adoption plan, we’ll search through families looking for adoption in Kansas. You’ll receive family profiles to choose from, and if you find one you like, we can schedule a meeting. However, this depends on the kind of adoption you’ve chosen. Meeting the family can bring some assurance if you’ve chosen an open adoption. This is a big decision, and it’s best to feel confident about it.
Step Five: Give Birth and Finalize Adoption
In addition to your adoption plan, you’ll need to create a birth plan. This includes who will be at the hospital during the birth, naming the baby, and your direct care. Adoption Choices of Kansas is there to advocate for you. Lean on us as you need. This is also when the baby will go home with the adoptive family after you’ve given your final consent.
Step Six: Find Support that Understands
Your care doesn’t stop once the baby is born. Financial support is available up to six weeks after delivery. And we have counseling and emotional support as needed. Emotionally, it can be a roller coaster for many birth mothers. The range of feelings can have you feeling confused. This is completely normal.
We’ve seen beautiful relationships blossom out of our various agencies, such as our Wichita adoption center. These safe spaces have provided perceptive insights that have helped birth mothers continue living their lives.
Find Incredible Help with Your Adoption in Kansas
Going through adoption as a birth mother takes an incredible amount of selflessness. As families come together for the holidays, it can be hard to think of separating yourself from the child. Even though you may feel, may know, that the child would be better off with an adoptive family, it’s hard. Many of your family members may also have a lot of questions. Adoption Choices of Kansas can help you come up with responses to build comfort and understanding. Explaining to others may make you feel you’re giving your baby up for adoption, but remember you’re building a family. It may not be the original plan you had for yourself. It may have come at the wrong time. Whatever your reason, your reason is valid.
Our purpose is focused on helping birth mothers of all ages achieve their adoption goals. 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