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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…

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…

Reasons Birth Fathers Choose Adoption

Reasons Birth Fathers Choose Adoption Typically when we think of adoption, we think of the birth mother and her role. There is less discussion about birth fathers, their position in the adoption process and why they choose adoption for their child. This raises the stereotype that birth fathers are not present or known during the adoption journey. Such a generalization about birth fathers does not account for all birth fathers, including those who are present for adoption.  It is important to acknowledge that present birth fathers do have an important role in the adoption journey, just as much as birth mothers. This week, Adoption Choices of Kansas and Missouri will be discussing reasons birth fathers choose adoption.  An Unplanned Pregnancy  When a birth mother faces an unplanned pregnancy, the emotional…

Adoption Choices Appreciates Melissa Benedek

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…

Transracial Adoption Success Story 

Transracial Adoption Success Story  When a birth mother hears about transracial adoption, there may be feelings of worry surrounding how her child will remember and learn about his or her birth family and community. This valid concern is not always met with an easy answer or solution. Many transracial adoptees may not grow up to know about their birth families and cultures, which can lead to poor self- esteem and feelings of isolation within their adoptive families.  Yet, there are just as many transracial adoptees who have had positive experiences with their adoptive families, who have prioritized the adoptee’s cultural identity. This week Adoption Choices of Kansas and Missouri will be discussing a transracial adoption success story and what has made it successful. Today, we will be hearing Elisa’s story…

Single Parent Adoption Success Story

Single Parent Adoption Success Story For the month of July, Adoption Choices of Kansas and Missouri will be focusing on adoption stories. This week, we will be discussing single parent adoption success and what that means. Until recently, single parent adoption was quite uncommon and has been framed in negativity in the past. Our society has held to the stereotype that a child needs two parents. However, single women and men have shown in recent decades that they are just as successful to be parents.  It is important to note that no one is perfect and everyone has a different definition of “success.” Being a single parent of an adopted child is a unique experience that is both rewarding and challenging. Having a strong support system as a single parent is…

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…

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…

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