Planning a Last-Minute Adoption from the Hospital
By Janae Pabon
Picture this: you had an unexpected pregnancy, and now you’re either in the middle of labor, or just gave birth, and you come to the realization that you cannot parent. You decide you want to pursue that adoption you were thinking about. You begin to wonder, are there adoption agencies near me?
Here at Adoption Choice of Kansas, we have worked with women in need for years. We can assure you that there are available adoption agencies near you in Kansas, and we will help you connect with one. Also, it is not too late! You can definitely decide from the hospital where you want to place your baby for adoption. This type of adoption process is sometimes called last-minute adoption or after-delivery adoption, and it is not uncommon. Adoption is a noble and loving choice to make for your baby, and you are doing the right thing.
Different Kinds of Hospital Adoptions
The processes for deciding to choose adoption from the hospital and deciding while in labor or post-labor are similar. The main difference comes from the beginning part of the process. To place a baby for adoption when you get to the hospital, you should first contact us. Then, we can either send an adoption specialist to you, no matter what hospital in Kansas you are in, or we can continue to talk on the phone or online.
If contacted earlier, a specialist can come to you in time to work to create an adoption plan in person. An adoption plan is an outline that includes specifics about the adoption and financial assistance, and it is necessary for all types of adoptions. If contacted during labor or after the baby has been born, we will still help you form a plan and walk you through the steps online or on the phone. You would have to make these decisions while in labor or right after giving birth, but don’t worry. Even if it may feel stressful, we will make sure that you still understand everything about the process before the adoption is finalized.
The Last-Minute Adoption Process
Now, we’ll outline the steps to make a last-minute adoption in detail so you understand exactly how this version of the adoption process works.
Step 1: As mentioned before, contact us. We are well-equipped with resources to help you plan a last-minute adoption. You can contact us at Adoption Choice of Kansas from the hospital bed through phone, text, email, or live chat.
Step 2: An adoption specialist will send you adoptive family profiles, and you can look through them to find one that fits your needs and desires for the baby.
Step 3: The adoption specialist will then work through the details with you to form an adoption plan. These include the type of adoption, whether it is open, closed, or semi-open, post-placement communication, and financial assistance. Adoption Choice of Kansas can assist you with rent, utilities, medical bills, food, and more – an adoption is still an option, no matter your circumstances.
Step 4: The last step is adoption finalization. You can work through all four of these steps right from the hospital, and finalizing the adoption is the last phase in the process. It requires legally granting the adoptive family custody of the baby. The adoptive family can even come to pick up the baby straight from the hospital.
Help with Your Kansas Adoption Journey!
If you are a birth mother who is in labor at the hospital or recovering in the hospital post-birth, and you have decided to place your baby for adoption in Kansas, you are in the right place. As soon as you contact us, we will quickly work to assist you and walk you through the steps to complete this adoption right from the hospital.
If you would like to place your baby for adoption in Wichita, Topeka, Lindsborg, or any other city in Kansas, we can help. We have agencies all over the state, so no matter where you are, we will assist you.
Remember – no matter when you decide you would like to pursue adoption for your baby, even if you initially wanted to raise the baby but changed your mind, you are doing the right thing. You are making a brave decision by realizing what is best for your baby. Our specialists work with over 100 women per year, and we are not here to judge you – we are here to support 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 316-391-4904.