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The Difference Between the Adoption Process and Adoption Plan

By Rose O’Connor 

Facing an unplanned pregnancy can be overwhelming and scary. You may be thinking about a lot of different options for your child. Adoption may be one of the options. Choosing adoption may be the best choice for your baby. That is why Adoption Choices of Kansas is here to help you with your journey and guide you through the necessary resources. 

If you need adoption help now, please call us at 877-903-4488, text us at 316-209-2071, or visit us at Adoption Choices of Kansas.

The Steps of the Adoption Process

Before going through the steps of the adoption process, take some time to think about your decision. Finding out your pregnancy unexpectedly can be overwhelming and shocking. That is why it is good to see all the options. In most cases, the options are to put a child up for adoption, parent the child or terminate the child. While considering all of those choices, you want to make sure you pick the right choice for you and what you feel comfortable with. 

If you want to keep going with your adoption choice, here are the key steps in the adoption process

Step 1: Contact Adoption Choices of Kansas

You can contact us by calling or texting us in a setting that you are comfortable in. 

Step 2: Schedule a Meeting with Us 

Our Birth Parent Specialist can come to meet with you and get to know you more. We will have you fill out important paperwork and provide proof of your pregnancy. 

Step 3: Create your Adoption Plan 

After completing the necessary paperwork, you will start your adoption plan! We will help you decide what you want your and your child’s life to be in the future and what type of adoption works for you. 

Step 4: Reviewing and Choosing Adoptive Family 

Your Birth Parent Counselor will bring out all of the carefully reviewed family profiles that fit your needs. This makes the narrowing down process easier for you. You will then choose the right fit for you and your child. 

Step 5: Your Due Date 

You will create a birth hospital plan before your due date. You will make decisions such as your care, who will be at the hospital, and who will be holding and naming the baby. Once you give your final consent, your chosen adoptive family will leave with your child. 

Step 6: Post-Placement Support 

Counseling and Financial Support will always be available to you post-placement. When you are giving a baby up for adoption, it can be an emotional time. That is why adoption Kansas is here to provide you with all of the support you need. 

Learning More About the Adoption Plan  

An adoption plan is customized to you and your child’s needs. You can fully decide what is best for you and your child. Here are the necessary steps in the adoption plan

Step 1: Contact Us 

You can contact us in any form you are comfortable with. We want to work with you one-on-one to make sure that you have all of the additional resources to start creating your adoption plan

Step 2: Deciding What is Best for Your Child 

Going through the process can be stressful and emotional. That is why adoption Kansas is here to ensure that you and your child will be met your needs. We will help you narrow down your decisions about what you want for your child. 

Step 3: Choosing the Type of Adoption for your Child 

When you meet your chosen adoptive family, you will then decide how open you want your adoption to be with your child and adoptive family. Here are the types of adoption to look at. 

  • Open Adoption– allows you to have full communication with both your adoptive family and your child. You will be able to visit them and communicate with them effectively. 
  • Semi-Open Adoption– you can have indirect communication through our resource called ChildConnect. Even though this is indirect communication, it will allow you the chance to have a form of communication with your adoptive family and your child. 
  • Closed Adoption– you will not have any communication with your child or their adoptive family. 

Once you have chosen the type of adoption you want for your child, you can then determine the type of communication between you and the chosen adoptive family. Your child will still be in a loving and nurturing home no matter what type of adoption you choose. 

Step 4: Organizing your Birth Plan 

When you are about to give birth to your baby, it is already an emotional and stressful time. That is why Wichita adoption is here to provide you with the options to make your journey easier. Moreover, you will be able to choose the baby’s birth father, your adoption counselor, or your child’s adoptive family to be whether present or separate. 

You can decide if you want your chosen option to be right next to you when you give birth or be in a separate room. After you give birth, you can proceed with your further options as well.

Step 5: Post-Placement Counseling

Putting a child up for adoption can be an emotional one. That is why we are here to provide you with emotional and financial support, even post-placement. What you feel after the process is completely normal, and we are still here to provide you with all of the support. We are always here for you, and if you furthermore need anything from us, do not hesitate to reach out to Adoption Choices of Kansas

What is the Difference Between the Adoption Process and the Adoption Plan? 

Both of these factors are similar, but the adoption process consists of the overall steps in your adoption journey. This will give an overview of what you need to complete in order to continue your adoption journey. 

The adoption plan is a customized plan for your needs. You can decide which aspects will fill the needs of you and your child. Your adoption specialist will work with you one-on-one to get to know you more and what specific needs you to require. Unlike the adoption process, your adoption plan comes down to what your specific needs are. 

How will the adoption specialist help me with my journey? 

Your adoption specialist will be right by your side during the process. Your adoption specialist will also guide you through your adoption plan and take in information about your specific need. The adoption specialist will then communicate you and your child’s specific needs to Adoption Choices of Kansas. We will make sure to customize your information to your family profiles. 

You are Not Alone in Your Adoption Journey

You are not alone in this process. Adoption Choices of Kansas is here to guide you through your adoption journey and provide you with all kinds of support you need. It is more than okay to feel emotional or stressed. That is why we are here to help you along the way. 

If you are a woman considering adoption for your child, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. 

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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