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Monthly Archives: June 2020

Types of Birth Fathers- Known vs. Unknown

Types of Birth Fathers- Known vs. Unknown There may be many things that come to mind when you think of a birth father. You might think of a birth father as the father of a child who he is not aware of or present in the child’s life. You might think of a birth father as someone who is not married to a birth mother. There are many assumptions one can make, whether correct or incorrect, about who a birth father is. Yet, many beliefs are founded upon stereotypes that are negative and portray all birth fathers as absent, careless and lazy. There is not much accurate information available about birth fathers in general. However, Adoption Choices of Kansas and Missouri believes it is important to recognize that birth fathers are…

Choosing a Single Adoptive Father as a Birth Mother

Choosing a Single Adoptive Father as a Birth Mother A child does not have to grow up in a mother-father dynamic in order to be loved unconditionally. Choosing a single adoptive father as a birth mother has many positive aspects, such as an increased sense of independence and a stronger work ethic. As a birth mother, you don’t need to feel like you’re sacrificing the future of your child by choosing a single adoptive father. You may have specific wants and requirements for your child’s life that only he could provide. So, think of it more as you are merely selecting a different path.  Deciding who will raise your child is not something to be taken lightly. It takes a lot of thought and research. But don’t worry – you…

Gift Ideas for Birth Fathers

Gift Ideas for Birth Fathers With Father’s Day fast approaching, you may be wondering what you could give to your child’s birth father as a gift. After all, with you having recently celebrated Mother’s Day, chances are that you may have received something from him. For birth fathers, Father’s Day brings a lot of meaning to them. Whether he is a first-time father or already has children, the title of “father” celebrates a huge accomplishment and is a sense of pride.  That said, what are the best gifts to commemorate the occasion? WDon’t worry. We have you covered. We’ve compiled a list of  great gift ideas for birth fathers. We hope that you will consider some of these gifts if you are having trouble deciding what to give your child’s…

Ways to Celebrate Birth Fathers on Father’s Day

Ways to Celebrate Birth Fathers on Father’s Day With Father’s Day this weekend, you may be thinking about ways to celebrate birth fathers on Father’s Day. Typically Father’s Day overlooks birth fathers and their significance, but they too should be celebrated and acknowledged. Celebrating birth fathers on Father’s Day can look different for everyone. Some may have a tradition they share with loved ones, or some may do something individually to celebrate the day. Regardless of the form of celebration on Father’s Day, Adoption Choices of Missouri recognizes the importance of birth fathers as they have brought life into the world and will forever be a part of their child.  When a birth father is not present in a child’s life, it can be a challenge to answer questions the…

Signs an Adoptive Father will Be Great for Your Child

Signs an Adoptive Father will Be Great for Your Child Whether you’re a birth mother thinking about adoption or you’ve already committed to making an adoption plan, you may be wondering what some signs an adoptive father will be great for your child are? Taking this step to think about adoptive parents is a courageous and selfless act, as you are putting the best interests for your child first. As a birth mother, it can be difficult not to doubt such a life-changing decision and to deal with overwhelming emotions at times, but know that Adoption Choices of Missouri  is here for you. We stand behind your choice to choose adoption for your child.  Meeting with prospective adoptive families and asking questions can be very helpful to determine if a…

The Pros and Cons of LGBT Adoption

The Pros and Cons of LGBT Adoption The LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community has been through a lot over the past five years. It was only then when the supreme court ruled that LGBT couples could legally get married. They have constantly been hurt by others, and many members of this community may suffer doubts as a result. In terms of adoption, however, they are one of the most popular types of couples and individuals that birth mothers choose when considering adoption.  Today, Adoption Choices of Missouri wants to highlight the many pros and cons of LGBT adoption. Pros of LGBT Adoption Two parents of the same sex can be good for development. With LGBT couples, it is no surprise that a major benefit is having two parents…

Open Adoption and a Birth Father

Open Adoption and a Birth Father With Father’s Day in June around the corner, you may be interested in learning more about open adoption and a birth father. There is a lot of information available about the birth mother, but not as much regarding the role of the birth father. A birth father is just as important as a birth mother, and knowing how each birth parent impacts the adoption process is essential.  Adoption Choices of Missouri is dedicating the entire month of June to celebrating and honoring birth fathers and their importance in the adoption journey. We feel they deserve the same recognition that we give birth mothers. So, this week, let’s explore how open adoption agreements affect birth fathers.   What is a Birth Father? To begin, it’s important…

The 3 Top Reasons Birth Fathers Choose Adoption

The 3 Top Reasons Birth Fathers Choose Adoption You may be wondering why a birth father would support choosing adoption. There are an abundance of reasons; but, in the end, the birth father ultimately will want what he feels is best for you and your child. Today, we want to talk more about why a birth father would choose adoption, and what this can mean for you as a birth mother. Just like you, birth fathers experience a lot of emotions when considering an unplanned pregnancy and how best to move forward. It isn’t a decision that can be taken lightly. If you two are still together or on good terms, he may share his thoughts with you.   Here are the most common reasons birth fathers choose adoption:  Reasons Birth…

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