Planning an Adoption from the Hospital
By Janae Pabon
Being faced with an unplanned pregnancy can be extremely scary and can present you with some important but difficult choices. If you make the decision while in the hospital to place your baby for adoption, Adoption Choices of Kansas is here to help you.
There is nothing wrong with making the decision for a last-minute adoption – it is not too late, and you are not a bad person for choosing this path. Instead, you are making a selfless choice. This decision is completely acceptable and may be necessary for many reasons. Circumstances could include
- last-minute financial changes,
- a familial shift, or
- any other life changes that remove parenting as an option for you.
There is no judgment here.
We will help you create an adoption plan going forward to ensure that the adoption process is no more difficult from the hospital than it is when starting from pregnancy.
How to Begin a Hospital Adoption
To place your baby for adoption in Kansas straight from the hospital, you should contact us first by call or text. You can reach out to us before labor, during labor, or after birth. At Adoption Choices of Kansas, we will immediately set you up with an adoption specialist from a local adoption agency to walk you through your options.
We understand it is intimidating to begin this process straight from the hospital after something as taxing and emotional as giving birth. If you would like, we will come to you in person at the hospital without hesitation. If you feel you want to call instead, we can talk over the phone or through video chat. Your needs will be met.
Creating a plan is the most important step. We will do our best to work quickly to set you up with resources, explain your options clearly, and assist you with completing the plan and steps that follow.
Your Adoption Options
The fact that you are deciding to choose adoption last minute does not mean you have fewer options when it comes to the specifics of your adoption. You have multiple choices in how to proceed in placing your baby for adoption in Kansas.
First: After you contact us, you will be set up with a specialist.
We can either work together to find a waiting adoptive family straight from the hospital, or you can take the baby home and complete the process over a longer period of time. This is called infant adoption, and it is totally okay if you need to wait to feel more comfortable with the final placement.
Next: If you decide to look for a family directly from the hospital, we will send you profiles of adoptive families who are waiting excitedly for a baby.
The option exists for us to choose a family for you if you decide you would like to trust us in matching your baby with a family that is fit. All families are screened through a home study and approved before being listed as options.
Based on your adoption plan, you will be able to search through families and decide on a home based on what parameters you would like for your baby. These include if you would like parent(s) with no other children, a single parent, et cetera. We will help you find the one that fits your desires.
Of course, you will also be able to choose the type of adoption you would like to have, be it open, semi-open, or closed. This will decide how many contacts you have with the family and your baby after you decide and place your baby in the chosen family’s care.
Finally: We will discuss the financial assistance and support you need going forward for the adoption. We will then finalize the process.
If with our help, you decide on a family while still in the hospital, the adoptive parent(s) can pick the baby up right from the hospital.
We Are Here For You
When giving your baby up for adoption, you’re not actually “giving up” anything – you’re making a brave and thought-through choice for your baby. You are securing a bright future for them with a loving adoptive family.
Remember that even from the hospital, an adoption is still an option. No matter where you are in Kansas, we will help you create a plan. Whether it be a Kansas City, Topeka, Lindsborg, or Wichita adoption, we will help you find the perfect family right from the hospital.
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.