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Single Father Adoption

Single Father Adoption Single fathers are more common in today’s world than you may think. Yet, they want to adopt, just as much, as couples such as LGBT, military, younger couples, etc. Adoption Choices of Kansas hopes that you will work with a caseworker in looking at potential single prospective adoptive fathers to adopt your baby.  Single adoptive fathers bring joy to the world, and should remain open as a choice for you when deciding the type of adoptive parent you may be looking for in regards to adopting your baby. Who is a single father?  A single adoptive father is a male adult who may or may not have a child of his own. Most often, a single adoptive father may seek adoption because he longs to expand his…

Three Tips and Pieces of Advice for Single Adoptive Dads

Three Tips and Pieces of Advice for Single Adoptive Dads Just like with birth mothers, the adoption process for a single dadcan be challenging. Perhaps you do not know what it’s like being a father, but you have a general idea. Maybe you want to be a dad, but could fear judgement from others. Maybe you are considering fatherhood, but you feel like you are at a disadvantage, because you do not know what it means to physically be pregnant. However, we are here to tell you that single dads can be just as great parents as single moms and adoptive parents. Whatever the case may be, we want you to know that being a single, successful adoptive father is possible and well worth it. Today, we have three tips…

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…

Benefits of Single Parent Adoption

Benefits of Single Parent Adoption We have discussed the benefits of many different types of couples over the past few weeks. These include LGBT and transracial adoptive parents. We also took these benefits a step further by discussing the different types of adoption, such as a semi-open adoption and an open adoption. You may be thinking that there is something missing on our benefits list. Guess what? You are correct! Single adoptive parents offer many unique and interesting benefits. Today, we invite you to explore the many benefits of single parent adoption with us. We promise that you will be delighted to learn about these benefits, and the positives of each one.  Benefit #1: One Parent Means more One-on-One Time  The thing with couples is that they are obviously able…

Adoption Choices Appreciates Jason Legasse

National Intern Day Today is National Intern Day!! And Adoption Choices of Kansas and Missouri is sending a special THANK YOU to our writing interns. National Intern Day was created to recognize all the college students and graduates testing the professional waters across the country as interns. Internships offer future business leaders the experience they need to succeed in their related field. Interns with Adoption Choices of Kansas and Missouri research, write, and share valuable information, tips, advice, news, stories, and more for our adoption network! Given several adoption topics to choose from, they spend hours collecting the most up to date, essential information and build an article. It's more than just an article though, it's a tool for birth mothers and adoptive families to be able to find Adoption Choices on the web,…

LGBT Adoption Success Story

If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and considering adoption, you are probably researching options for adoptive parents to raise your child. Adoption Choices of Missouri and Kansas helps birth mothers choose her ideal parents based on preferences - what do you want in an adoptive family? Often, birth mothers are interested in same sex couples! Today, we want to share an LGBT adoption success story with you, about a couple named Jonathan and Franco. They are from Texas, but fell in love with a baby girl born in Utah. They traveled to meet her, but they had some trouble along the way. However, everything happened to work out for them in the end, and we hope that their story will allow you to become more inspired to consider an LGBT…

Three Tips For How to Have a Successful Open Adoption

Three Tips For How to Have a Successful Open Adoption Open adoptions are one of the three main types of adoption that are available for you to select as a birth mother. Each has their own pros and cons; yet,  more and more birth mothers are preferring open adoption above the other two types. As an agency, we strongly advocate for open adoptions as well. We believe that they truly keep everyone’s best interests at heart and are among the most successful adoption stories. That said, if you are trying to determine which type of adoption is best for you and your baby, we are here to help. Adoption Choices of Kansas and Missouri wants to provide you with three tips on how to have a successful open adoption.  Take…

Open Adoption Success Story

Open Adoption Success Story The adoption process is something that both adoptive families and birth mothers should consider and take seriously. This includes choosing what level of openness you want to have in your adoption agreement plan. There are three levels to choose from: open, semi-open and closed. Each level has their own pros and cons and requires research to determine which best fits you and your family.  Adoption Choices of Kansas and Missouri encourages open adoption, as we believe this agreement keeps everyone’s best interests at heart. It allows birth mothers to have more control over their adoption journey and helps you establish strong, healthy relationships with your child’s adoptive parents. Open adoptions also typically mean that your child will be able to build an equally strong and healthy…

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…

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…

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