How to Place My Baby Up for Adoption
Below is a tour through the basic steps of the infant adoption process for a pregnant woman considering adoption in Kansas or Missouri. We are professional, licensed adoption agencies serving pregnant women with compassion and understanding.
Before we begin, please know that at any time you may speak directly with an adoption counselor 24/7, confidentially, and with no obligation by calling or texting 316-209-2071 in Kansas, calling or texting 816-527-9800 in Missouri or via our contact form.
We have worked with hundreds of expectant women in your exact situation and we understand your feelings, fears, and questions during this difficult time. We will talk to you honestly about your options and will provide you with adoption resources to help you make the best decision for your situation.
If you do decide to take the next step toward adoption, here’s how the adoption process will work:
The Adoption Process in Missouri and Kansas
STEP 1 | CONTACT ADOPTION CHOICES OF KANSAS AND MISSOURI
Call or Text us in Kansas 316-209-2071
Call or Text us in Missouri 816-527-9800
STEP 2 | SCHEDULE INITIAL MEETING
We are excited to meet you and understand your unique circumstance. Our Birth Parent Counselor can come to you, can meet you somewhere comfortable, or we can meet on the phone or video. Please provide a proof of pregnancy at this time.
STEP 3 | CREATE YOUR ADOPTION PLAN
Your Birth Parent Counselor will provide you with all the necessary paperwork to create your adoption plan. Your adoption plan will include making important decisions regarding the adoption as well as a financial budget for your needs. Through the planning it is also important that you find a doctor and begin prenatal care.
STEP 4 | REVIEWING AND CHOOSING AN ADOPTIVE FAMILY
The matching process begins! Your Birth Parent Counselor will bring you adoptive family profiles to choose from. Once matched, you will begin receiving financial support and a secure place to live (if you need it). Depending on the level of openness, you can meet the adotpive family and maintain communications throughout your pregnancy.
STEP 5 | YOUR DUE DATE!
You will create a birth hospital plan prior to your delivery date. You will make decisions about who will be at the hospital, holding and naming the baby, as well as your care. Your Birth Parent Counselor will be present to advocate for you at the hospital. The baby will leave the hospital with the adoptive family. You will also give your final consent.
STEP 6 | POST-PLACEMENT SUPPORT
You and the adoptive family will have agreed to post-placement communication which will vary and at a minimum include pictures and letters via a web-based program. Expenses will continue to be paid for 6 weeks after delivery. Counseling and emotional support will be available to you as needed.