Adoption Process for Birth Mothers
Below is a tour through the basic steps of the adoption process for a pregnant woman considering adoption.
Before we begin, please know that at any time you may speak directly with an adoption counselor 24/7, confidentially, and with no obligation by calling or texting 816-527-9800 or by Messaging Us.
We have worked with hundreds of women in your exact situation and we understand your feelings, fears, and questions during this difficult time. We will talk to you honestly about your options and will provide you with resources to help you make the best decision for your situation.
If you do decide to take the next step toward adoption, here’s how the adoption process will work:
The Adoption Process
STEP 1 | CONTACT ADOPTION CHOICES OF KANSAS AND MISSOURI
Calling or texting 816-527-9800 or by Messaging Us.
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 | POST-PLACEMENT
You and the adoptive family will agree to post-placement communication which will vary and at a minimum include pictures and letters via a web-based program. Expenses will continue to be paid for 6 weeks after delivery.