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Monthly Archives: August 2020

Newborn Adoption vs. Infant Adoption

Newborn Adoption vs. Infant Adoption As a birth parent, you may be thinking about adoption and whether it is the right decision for you and your baby. Along with your decision making, you may be wondering what newborn versus infant adoptionis. It is important to note that not all adoptions are of newborns, but infants as well. Regardless of the age, though, adoption is a great choice for your baby, you and the adoptive family who wants to start or expand their family. If you are thinking about making an adoption plan for your newborn or infant, our adoption center, Adoption Choices of Kansas and Missouri is here to help as you consider all of your options. Newborn Adoption Newborn adoption usually happens after the birth of your baby at…

Post Placement Services and Resources for Birth Mothers in Missouri and Kansas

Post Placement Services and Resources for Birth Mothers Adoption is a beautiful concept inside and out. Deciding whether to place the baby up for adoption can be a difficult decision to make, but it is always worth something to make that decision. However, there are alway the emotions to deal with after the adoption that maybe you made the wrong decision and that you maybe have lost your child. Fortunately, there are post placement resources and support to help you out. What Birth Mothers Should Expect Post Placement If you are a birth mother who is struggling in post placement, you’re possibly trying very hard to navigate through the aftermath. It is natural for a birth mother to feel a mix of the physical and emotional factors from post placement.…

Baby Safe Haven or Adoption Plan: Choosing an Adoption Path that Works for You 

Baby Safe Haven or Adoption Plan: Choosing an Adoption Path that Works for You  If you’re unexpectedly pregnant, you might be thinking about placing your baby for adoption. Maybe you aren’t able to care for a baby. Maybe you’re not ready to be a parent. Maybe you don’t want to be a parent (right now or ever). Whatever the reason, you are not alone: Birth mothers choose adoption for a variety of reasons. When it comes to adoption, you have a couple of options to ensure that your baby ends up in a safe and caring home: a baby safe haven or an adoption plan. Here’s what you need to know about these two different paths to adoption: What is a Baby Safe Haven?  A baby safe haven is a…

Virtual Resources to Connect with Your Child and Your Chosen Adoptive Family

Virtual Resources to Connect with Your Child and Your Chosen Adoptive Family You’ve given birth to your child. Now, you are preparing to give your baby to his or her new adoptive family. The inevitable thought that will run through your mind will most likely be: what will communication be like between you and your child from now on? Communication with your child will be important because depending on the type of plan you choose, whether it be an open, semi-open or closed adoption, this will determine how you and your child will be able to connect with one another over time. You will need to be ready to adapt to how your child will communicate and interact with you. But, you should not worry about a thing, because, even…

How Harmful is Alcohol, Drugs and Smoking while Pregnant?

How Harmful is Alcohol, Drugs and Smoking while Pregnant? Pregnancies can cause all sorts of stresses and anxiety for all birth mothers alike. During a pandemic, an unplanned pregnancy could make these stresses worse. Some birth mothers may turn to a support system for help, while others may not seek help at all. One of the worst possible things that a birth mother can do to respond to stress, however, is turning to substances like alcohol, drugs and smoking while pregnant. Not only do all of these things have harmful effects on you in general, but can have even worse ones during pregnancy as well. If you find yourself experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, you may want to know just how bad these effects are and what they can do to…

3 Ways to Bond With Your Child’s Adoptive Parents

Ways to Bond With Your Child's Adoptive Parents With technology today, the ability to keep in contact with others is easier than ever before. We can befriend, follow and message people with just a few clicks and a send. Yet, at the same time, the idea of reaching out to others and knowing what to say can still be a daunting task. But that’s okay, as long as what you’re saying is coming from the heart. Technology works very much the same way when it comes to keeping in touch with your child’s adoptive parents. Especially if you have an open adoption or semi-open adoption agreement, it’s important to establish a strong and healthy relationship with your child’s adoptive parents throughout the adoption journey. This way, after the adoption has…

How COVID-19 has Impacted Adoption Communities in Kansas

How COVID-19 has Impacted Adoption Communities in Kansas COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, is wreaking havoc on all human life. This virus may also be causing you, the birth mother, to rethink your plans to place your baby for adoption. But, despite the global pandemic we are facing, the process of adoption is still possible for you! At Adoption Choices of Kansas and Missouri, we are determined to help you with your choice of adoption as much as we can, and in the safest way possible. If you, the birth mother, are able to complete the process of putting your child up for adoption pre-pandemic, then your child should be able to spend time with their adoptive family sooner, rather than later. However, if you are a birth mother…

Reasons Birth Mothers Choose Adoption 

Reasons Birth Mothers Choose Adoption  You’re pregnant, and you weren’t planning on it. Everything is going to be ok. Take a deep breath. You can make an adoption plan that works for you. You may be experiencing a jumble of confusing emotions right now. That’s natural. There is a lot to consider, but figuring out what to do next is entirely up to you. Maybe you don’t feel ready to raise a child or you don’t want to be a parent. Maybe you don’t want to terminate your pregnancy. Or, perhaps, you don’t think you have the support to care for a baby. If you’re unsure how to proceed with your pregnancy, Adoption Choices of Kansas and Missouri is here to help. Today, we are going to discuss some of the…

Choosing Adoption as a Birth Mother in College

Choosing Adoption as a Birth Mother in College You’ve just started college. You’re also on your own for the first time, and decide to see what college life and being independent is all about. Some of your college friends or roommates invite you out to a party, which you happily agree to. A few weeks later, you realize you’re late on your monthly cycle. Then, you start waking up feeling like you caught the flu. You take a pregnancy test and stare into one of your worst fears -- you’re pregnant. What are you going to do? Deciding how to handle a pregnancy, especially an unplanned one, is scary. It feels like the world has turned upside down. As if you’re the only one in the world and no one…

How to have a Healthy Pregnancy before Adoption

How to have a Healthy Pregnancy before Adoption Whether you are going through an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy and are thinking about adoption for your child, having a healthy pregnancy is important. You may be going through several emotions finding out you are pregnant and making the decision of adoption. Pregnancy and adoption cannot be understated because they are life-changing moments and choices. It is valid to feel overwhelmed, stressed or anxious when coming to terms with being pregnant and the steps you decide to take for your future. Through it all, it is essential that you maintain your physical, mental and emotional health for you and your baby. This week Adoption Choices of Kansas and Missouri will be discussing how to have a healthy pregnancy before adoption. Remember that…

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