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Monthly Archives: February 2020

Adoption Options for Unwanted Pregnancy

If you are facing an unplanned, unexpected, or unwanted pregnancy, you have choices! Adoption Choices of Missouri can offer financial support, access to medical care, safe housing, and professional counseling. Putting a baby up for adoption An unplanned pregnancy can be a terrifying thing for many women. A young woman, an older woman, no matter what stage of life you’re in, this is a huge physical and emotional situation. If you think that adoption may be the best choice for you and your child, you may be wondering what your options are regarding the adoption. As the birth mother, you get to make most of the major decisions about how the adoption will go, and you can lay those decisions out on paper in an adoption plan that Adoption Choices of…

Teenage Pregnancy & Adoption

An unplanned teenage pregnancy is an overwhelming amount of responsibility and a life-changing event. Even if you are thinking about placing your child for adoption, you face a lot of responsibilities. Placing your baby for adoption can lead to a better life for both your baby and you, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s an easy decision to make. You need to be aware of things you can do to make both your pregnancy and the adoption process easier. Increase the Chances for a Healthy Pregnancy First and foremost, proper medical care is crucial for the healthy development of your baby and reduces your risk of pregnancy complications such as anemia, high blood pressure, and premature labor. Pregnant teens don’t always get the prenatal care they need, especially early on…

Social Media and Adoption – The Good and the Bad

Social media is everywhere. It’s even a part of our political discourse. It’s so prevalent that sometimes it seems hard to avoid social media. It’s no wonder then that social media has affected the world of adoption. Social media has pervaded all aspects of adoptions, with good and bad results. Here’s a brief rundown on how social media has positively and negatively affected the adoption universe. The Positive of Social Media on Adoption  There are a lot of positive ways that social media has impacted adoptions. For one, adoptions have become much more open. With social media, it is possible for adoptive parents and birth parents to easily maintain contact with each other, should they choose to do so. In fact, approximately 1 in 4 adoptive parents have used the…

Birth and Relinquishment

Adoption can be a complex process. The term “placing for adoption” connotes a lot more than the formal process of adoption. It contains all the mental, physical, and emotional experiences associated with pregnancy. Nonetheless, the physical birth of the child and formal placement of him or her for adoption, a process known as birth and relinquishment, is also important. Let’s talk about birth and relinquishment in more detail. Adoption Birth Birth sounds relatively straightforward. However, its much more complicated. Birth begins well before the physical process of labor with the creation of an adoption hospital plan. This plan outlines the birth mother’s preferences for the hospital stay, including, but not limited to, whether the adoptive parents will be present at the birth, who will hold the baby first, and how…

Missouri Adoption Laws and Policies

You have many adoption options, and with Adoption Choices of Missouri, this is the perfect place to begin exploring them. Each state maintains its own adoption policies, so the process can vary considerably for families in different states. As a Missouri resident, you’ll want to work with an adoption agency or adoption attorney who is very familiar with Missouri adoption laws and policies. Below, learn all about the legal guidelines for families adopting in Missouri. Missouri Adoption Laws & Statutes Who Can Adopt in Missouri? Any single adult or married couple jointly may adopt, regardless of state residency. Can LGBT families adopt? Yes! Can adoptive parents advertise for birth parents? Yes. Can out-of-state residents finalize an adoption? Yes. Can adopting parents use an adoption facilitator or another paid intermediary? Yes, adopting parents may use…

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