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What if I Don’t Want Support After the Adoption Process in Kansas?

By Ryan Yau

While birth mothers who choose adoption today have access to counseling and support, that is by no means necessary. Adoption Choices of Kansas provides birth mothers with various services, such as financial and medical support or counseling. However, if you are a birth mother who would prefer to plan your adoption process alone, that is definitely an option.

We are committed to giving birth mothers the best possible adoption experience for their needs and wants, which entails an adoption with little external support, which is possible. However, you should be aware of the benefits that post-adoption support provides for you and your child.

Can I Choose to Forgo Post-Adoption Counseling?

After the adoption process is complete, birth parents are offered counseling services. Placing your child for adoption can sometimes lead to grief, and counseling is a good way to manage those feelings. However, counseling is entirely optional. Therefore, if you feel that counseling services would be unnecessary, you can choose to opt-out.

What Services Are Offered to Kansas Birth Mothers?

Besides counseling services, Adoption Choices of Kansas offers many adoption-related services that make the process less stressful. We provide birth mothers with the help of an adoption specialist, who can help plan the adoption process. Your adoption plan will help cover your financial or medical demands, as well as provide services like safe housing. We also provide the services of an adoption attorney for any legal matters in the adoption process.

Benefits of Adoption Services for Birth Mothers

This support extends to the entire adoption process, even after your child has been placed with a family. Receiving support allows you to worry less about financial or medical considerations since our specialists can work through these. Of course, our primary goal is to offer birth mothers the adoption experience that best suits their desires. 

Counseling services are beneficial as they allow you to connect with others who have gone through the same adoption process. Birth mother grief is unique to other forms of grief as your child is not physically gone but is still separated. Even if you choose not to receive counseling, you can always change your mind. Counseling services can be chosen at any time after the adoption process.

Will I Have to Pay to Receive Adoption Support?

Adoption services in Wichita are always free for birth mothers. Therefore, you don’t need to worry that counseling or other services will cost too much. Our financial services take advantage of government support to make sure you receive as many benefits as you can.  

What Other Choices Can I Make Throughout the Adoption Process?

We give you as much control as you want over the adoption process. Our goal is to inform you so that you can make the best decision for you and your child. The primary decision you have to make is what type of adoption you want to go for. Here are some of the common types of adoption that you can pick from:

  • An open adoption means you exchange contact information with the adoptive parents. You will be able to visit your child and potentially be involved in their life, depending on your and the adoptive parents’ decision.
  • semi-open adoption means you receive updates about your child from the adoption agency, though you don’t receive contact information. However, if you wanted to visit your child, you could go through the adoption agency to receive that information.
  • closed adoption means you don’t receive updates about your child or their contact information. Once the adoption is finalized, you will not be able to reach out to your child’s family.

You will also be able to choose who your child’s adoptive family will be. Adoption Choices of Kansas screens all families looking to adopt to make sure they are ready to raise a child. This process includes verifying that their home will be a loving environment and that their financial situation is stable. You will be provided with options to choose from. In the case of an open adoption, you can visit the family and get to know them before making a decision. For a closed adoption, you will still learn the important details of each family, but their names will be hidden.

Having Full Control Throughout the Adoption Process

If you are considering adoption and want to learn more about the support provided during the process, we can provide you with all the necessary information about adoption.

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