Private Adoption: Choosing a Kansas Adoptive Family
Considering adoption is already a difficult choice, and at times, it may feel like your life is out of control when you are experiencing pregnancy, especially if it was an unintended or unexpected pregnancy. Regardless of your situation, Adoption Choices of Kansas understands the difficulty of your situation, and we want to be there for you to keep you informed so that you make the best decisions for your situation. One thing you can find solace in is that if you choose to pursue an adoption, you will always be in control during the entire process. Our staff is simply there to facilitate the process and help answer any questions you have about pregnancy and adoption. Our adoption agency can also help you get the resources you need during your pregnancy, such as financial aid or counseling, and even help you choose the right Kansas adoptive family for your baby.
Unplanned Pregnancy Help
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, you are not alone. It may feel like there are so many things going on at once, and you may feel an overwhelming amount of emotions. You do not have to go through this alone. By contacting our adoption agency, you can talk to our staff, who will confidentially listen to you and answer any questions you may have about the Kansas adoption process or if adoption is good for you.
If you choose to go through with an adoption, you will work closely with a dedicated Wichita adoption counselor, who will get to know your situation in order to provide the help you need. For the initial meeting, you can choose to have the meeting face-to-face or have the meeting over a phone call or a video call. You should have proof of pregnancy at this time.
After your birth parent counselor has gained a better understanding of your situation, they will be able to help you get resources that you may need during your pregnancy, such as financial aid. The amount of aid you receive will also be determined by the amount allowed by the state of Kansas. Financial assistance can be provided to help you with living expenses, such as groceries and rent.
Adoption Process in Kansas
One of the most important parts of the adoption process is the adoption plan, where you will consider what type of adoption you may want and what type of family you want your child to grow up with. These decisions are some of the most important ones you’ll make, and it may be hard to consider, but it’s essential for you and your baby’s future.
Before your delivery date, you will also create a birth plan to map out your preferences when the big day finally arrives. Within your birth plan, you can decide who will be there with you in the delivery room, and you can write out what is most comfortable for you. This will make it easier for the hospital staff to accommodate you so that you are as comfortable as possible during the delivery.
While you are making these decisions, it is also important to remember to take care of yourself during your pregnancy. It is best that you remain as stress-free as possible during your pregnancy because stress has been known to cause premature labor and low birthweight. One way you can take care of yourself during the process is to seek counseling, which is free through our adoption agency during and after your pregnancy.
How Do You Choose a Kansas Adoptive Family?
While creating an adoption plan, you will be faced with the question as to what kind of family you want your child to grow up with. All prospective families are unique, so it’s important to know if you want your baby to grow up with siblings or if you want them to be an only child. For the adoptive parents, you should consider if you want a two-parent household with a mother and a father or same-sex parents. Another aspect of your adoption plan that you can consider is the prospective family’s extended family (if they have any) and possible pets they have.
These are important aspects to consider, but they do not cover every dynamic that is possible for a family because each family is so unique. When you are considering the type of family you want your child to grow up in, you should take some time to really consider what future you want for your child because you are in control of the entire adoption process, and you ultimately have the choice of who your child will grow up with. You can meet prospective families on our website to better understand the people who are willing to love your child unconditionally.
Help is Available
Adoption in Kansas can be difficult to navigate. At Adoption Choices of Kansas, we understand that, so we want to be there for you at every step of your adoption journey so that you don’t have to go through it alone. No matter what background or situation you come from, our staff will welcome you with open arms. You will be able to get access to resources that you may need, and we will support the decisions you’ll make.
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