Last Minute Hospital Adoption
If you are in labor or if your baby is already born, adoption is still an option. You can contact us when you’re in labor, from the hospital, or even once you have returned home with the baby. We are always here to help you in Missouri and Kansas!
It is never too late to choose adoption.
It is not uncommon for mothers to choose adoption from the hospital. This type of adoption is usually referred to as a last-minute adoption, after-delivery adoption, or hospital adoption. It can also be known as a drop-in adoption.
Choosing to place your baby up for adoption at birth is an incredibly brave and selfless decision. Whatever your reasons may be, if you’re not ready to be a parent, adoption is a responsible, healthy, and loving choice. When you choose adoption, you’re choosing a life filled with love and opportunity for the child and providing a waiting adoptive family with the most amazing and long-awaited gift.
Whether you are on your way to the hospital, still in the hospital, or have left the hospital with the baby, if you do not want to parent the child, you owe it to yourself and this newborn to explore adoption. Talking to, or meeting with our adoption agency does not obligate you to proceed with an adoption. We will treat you with kindness and respect, never judge you, nor pressure you to proceed with adoption.
Place your baby for adoption from the hospital.
Even though it is a last-minute adoption, you will still have full control of your adoption plan. Our adoption agencies are well equipped to handle last-minute adoptions from the hospital and will work quickly to coordinate everything necessary for your adoption plan. All of our waiting families are prepared for a last-minute adoption and are willing to travel anywhere in the country at a moment’s notice.
Giving your baby up for adoption from the hospital may seem overwhelming, but with the help of our adoption professionals, we can make the process as smooth as possible.
Step 1: Contact us via phone, text, email, or live chat and one of our adoption specialists will help you.
Step 2: We will send you some adoptive family profiles to look through, or we can choose a family for you.
Step 3: A dedicated adoption professional will work through all the adoption plan details with you. This includes any financial assistance and support you need for after the adoption to help you move forward. It also includes the type of adoption and post-placement communication you wish to have with the adoptive family and child.
Step 4: Adoption finalization.
Place your baby for adoption after birth.
You can choose adoption at any point after your baby is born, whether you’re still at the hospital or you’ve already taken your baby home. You can contact us anytime, day or night. Our caring and dedicated adoption coordinators are available 24/7 to help you.
Yes, you can absolutely choose adoption at the last minute. We often receive calls and messages from women who are in labor. If you’ve decided to put your baby up for adoption from the hospital, you can contact us anytime. Once we receive your call, we can have an adoptive family available for your baby within hours. The adoptive parents will take the baby home with them from the hospital, avoiding any need for foster care.
We give birth mothers complete control over what happens at the hospital, including who the birth mother wants with her in labor and delivery, who can see and spend time with the baby after birth, how much time the birth mother spends with the baby, whether she wants to personally care for the baby in the hospital or have the nurses or adoptive parents do so, and when she wants the adoptive parents to arrive at the hospital. In short, the birth mother makes ALL decisions for her and the baby in the hospital.
When the baby is ready for discharge from the hospital, the baby leaves with the adoptive parent(s).
Yes. You can make an adoption plan at any point after your baby is born. Any of our waiting families would be thrilled to welcome your baby into their lives. We will help you choose a loving adoptive family for your baby, then will help coordinate everything between you and the family you choose.
No. It is not too late. We have helped a number of birth mothers across Kansas and Missouri place their babies for adoption after they have left the hospital with the babies. In many, but not all, of those situations, the birth mother thought about adoption before leaving the hospital with the baby but decided to parent instead — often with promises of emotional, financial, and parenting support from friends and family.
Some birth mothers, who later reconsidered adoption, discovered that such promises, while well-intended, didn’t materialize or were not consistent or sufficient to enable the birth mother to parent the child. Clearly, a birth parent considering placing his or her child for adoption faces an impossibly difficult choice, but parenting a child without financial, emotional, and other resources is no easy task. Both decisions have lifelong consequences and deserve careful consideration.
Yes. Kansas and Missouri state laws allow for birth mothers to receive a certain amount of financial support after the adoption takes place. State laws also allow the adoptive family to provide assistance towards your medical bills. Our adoption services are always completely free of charge for birth mothers.
Yes. After you contact us, we will send you some adoptive family profiles to look through right away. We will only show you families who are open to the same things you are in your adoption plan. You can also choose the level of communication you’d like to have with them. It’s totally up to you how open or private you want your relationship to be.
Before a family is eligible to adopt, they must complete a home study through their state. The home study is a thorough and invasive process that lasts about three to four months on average. It includes a full FBI background check and an in-depth evaluation of their finances, marital stability, lifestyle, personalities, physical and mental health, medical history, background, education, reasons for adopting, and much more. All families who successfully complete this difficult process are prepared to be parents in every way and will provide a safe, stable, and loving home for your baby. You can be confident that whichever family you choose will give your child the best possible life.
For most last-minute adoptions, the adoptive family is expected to be at the hospital within 12 hours or less. Our families are prepared for this possibility and ready and willing! Many adoptive families practice looking up flights from airports around them. The ultimate goal in any adoption opportunity is to get to the child as quickly as possible.