The adoption process can feel daunting, overwhelming, confusing, and scary. You are not alone! We are here to help. In the most simplistic way, here is a step by step guide for adopting with Adoption Choices of Missouri and Kansas
STEP 2 | SCHEDULE INITIAL MEETING
Birth Parent Counselor can come to you
STEP 3 | COMPLETE PAPERWORK
Birth Parent Counselor will provide you with all the necessary paperwork. Please bring a proof of pregnancy with you.
STEP 4 | FIND A DOCTOR
The matching process begins
STEP 5 | REVIEW FAMILY PROFILES
Birth Parent Counselor will bring you profiles to choose from. Don’t feel you have the right family? We’ll get more profiles.
STEP 6 | CONGRATULATIONS, YOU’RE MATCHED!
Birth Parent Counselor will help secure a place for you to live (if you need it).
STEP 7 | FAMILY INTRODUCTION
Birth Parent Counselor will help you schedule a conference call with your adoptive family. And maybe even a visit!
STEP 8 | STAY IN TOUCH WITH BIRTH PARENT COUNSELOR
Attend doctor’s appointments. Communicate with your adoptive family.
STEP 9 | YOUR DUE DATE!
Birth Parent Counselor will be present to advocate for you at the hospital.
STEP 10 | BIRTH OF CHILD
The baby will leave the hospital with the adoptive family. Birth Parent Counselor will schedule a court date for you to give your consent.
STEP 11 | GOODBYE DINNER
Goodbye Dinner with adoptive family (if you want). You should receive pictures and updates at 1 month. Expenses will continue to be paid for 1 month after delivery.
You can contact us at anytime during your pregnancy and begin an adoption process. Our counselors are committed to the women we serve no matter what decision they make. Adoption Choices of Missouri is dedicated to helping women find hope in what seems like a hopeless situation.