Teen Pregnancy Options in Kansas and Missouri
Teenage pregnancy is when a woman under the age of 20 gets pregnant. It usually refers to teens between the ages of 14-19. But it can include girls as young as 10. Teenage pregnancy is also called teen pregnancy or adolescent pregnancy.
As a teenage pregnant girl, you have 3 options: parent, terminate the pregnancy, or adoption. Adoption Choices of Kansas and Missouri is a local adoption agency that will help you work through all of these options and help you determine a plan that is best for you. Avoiding the corporate, national adoption agencies means you will work with a local counselor. We are right here in Kansas, right here in Missouri. We will meet you in person. Most of our compassionate staff have also placed their baby for adoption, are adoptees, or have adopted a child. We know what you’re going through and we are physically and emotionally with you through your journey.
This may be the hardest decision you have ever had to make. Choosing to place your child for adoption is a courageous decision and will give your child the life that you can’t give them right now. You might feel grief and that is to be expected, especially after the placement. This doesn’t mean that you made the wrong decision. You may feel scared about pregnancy and birth as well. So do women in their’s 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s! Your fears are valid.
Choosing adoption with our adoption centers means support, even as a teen! We will make sure you are safe, comfortable, and healthy. Prenatal care can help keep you and your baby healthy. We can help make sure you are connected to healthcare professionals. We can ensure your living situation is safe and comfortable, and provide some reasonable living expenses throughout your pregnancy. We will also offer counseling throughout the adoption process and post-placement.
Open Adoption for Teen Pregnancy
For many young birth mothers, being able to have an open adoption has helped them heal. The amount of contact you have with your baby and baby’s chosen family is just as unique as any of your other relationships. Most teen birth mothers agree that seeing their child growing and thriving has helped to reaffirm that they made the right decision.
You will be able to choose if you want to maintain an open relationship, semi-open contact, or a closed adoption. While we advocate for some level of openness, you have the right, even as a teenager, to make your own choices. Understand too that the type of adoption you choose can change over time. An open adoption might close and a closed adoption might open. Each adoption connection is different, unique, fluid.
Teen Pregnancy Adoption Center
Adoption Choices is a full-service adoption center that helps pregnant teens like you who are considering adoption. We will help you create an adoption plan in Kansas or Missouri, advocate for you as a birth mother, and biggest of all: help you make the best decision for your individual situation and answer your questions. Even at your young age, you have the right to be involved in every aspect of the adoption.
Placing your child for adoption may seem overwhelming at first, but if you contact our adoption professionals we can guide you through the adoption process. Contact Adoption Choices of Kansas now by calling or texting 316-209-2071 or Adoption Choices of Missouri by calling or texting 816-527-9800 or via our contact form.
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