Pregnant, Homeless, and the KS Adoption Process
If you are currently homeless and struggling with how to deal with an unplanned pregnancy, adoption might be the choice for you. Trying to take care of a baby when you don’t always have a warm, dry place to sleep at night is out of the questions for most birth mothers, and if you are in the same boat, Adoption Choices of Kansas would like to explain to you why adoption is such a great way to deal with your unplanned pregnancy. Putting your child up for adoption may seem like a daunting task, but we want to assure you that Adoption Choices of Kansas is well equipped to guide you through the KS adoption process and provide you with the resources that you need.
What is the KS Adoption Process
Adoption is a process that allows the child of a birth mother to grow up in a family that has the resources and ability to take care of it. If you are unable to take care of a child, adoption is a way for you to secure a bright future for your child without the responsibilities of a parent. If you are a homeless birth mother, you may find that adoption is a way for you to provide for your child without actually raising them in the midst of your financial struggles. To get started on the adoption process, all you will need to do is visit a local office of Adoption Choices of Kansas, and our staff will help you begin. You will be placed with a counselor who will assist you throughout the process and make some decisions. You will pick the type of adoption, who the adoptive parents will be, and what the day of your child’s birth will look like (hospital, type of birth, etc.).
Will I Be Able to Stay Involved in My Child’s Life?
Adoption is NOT the end of all communication with your child. You will be in charge of choosing the types of adoption, which means that you can choose to enter an open or semi-open adoption. The amount of communication between you and your child is an agreement you will make with the adoptive parents, but the point of choosing either of these types is to ensure that you will be able to stay involved in your child’s life. In an open adoption, you will be able to sustain significant communication with your kid, which may include in-person visits and the possibility of your child meeting your friends and family. In a semi-open adoption, most of the communication you will maintain with your child will be indirect. You can still write your child letters and possibly call them on the phone, but in-person visits are less common, and the frequency of the communication is usually less than communication in an open adoption. If you choose either of these types of adoption, you don’t need to worry about losing touch with your child and will still remain a figure in their life.
Will the Adoption Agency Assist Me Financially?
Adoption Choices of Kansas assesses the needs of all birth mothers who approach them and provide for their needs. Adoption Choices of Kansas will seek to aid you if you need financial support during your pregnancy. If you are homeless and need shelter, especially during the difficult months of pregnancy, Adoption Choices of Kansas will provide you with safe housing. We understand that your living situation may not be ideal for a pregnant woman, and we want to help you find comfort and security during this time of your life.
What Happens After the KS Adoption Process is Complete?
Many birth mothers face a lot of difficult emotions after the adoption process is complete and their child is placed with their adoptive parents. Fortunately, Adoption Choices of Kansas provides all birth mothers with counseling and therapy following their child’s placement. This means that you won’t be left to deal with all those difficult emotions by yourself and will have the chance to get involved in a community that can support you for months or even years to follow. If you would like to get started on your adoption plan or have additional questions related to Wichita adoption, please contact Adoption Choices of Kansas, where our staff members are ready to answer your questions and assist you in any way they can.
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
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