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After Giving a Baby Up for Adoption in MO, Will I Ever Get to See Them?

First and foremost, giving a baby up for adoption does not mean you are “giving up” on your baby. Instead, this means that you are looking to give your little one a chance for a better life. As an agency, we often have to remind birth mothers to avoid saying such a talking point because it demeans them. A common question from birth mothers is, After giving my baby up for adoption in MO, will I ever get to see them? The answer comes down to which type of adoption you choose when putting your baby up for adoption. There are three types of adoption plans in Missouri that you pick from: closed, semi-open, and open. Adoption in Missouri is a thorough process with multiple adoption agencies available to assist. But, if you are looking for adoption agencies in Missouri that care and show support for those that come to them, come to us, Adoption Choices of Missouri

We are a private adoption agency located in Missouri with multiple sectors around the United States. With a specific presence in Missouri, we can help local birth mothers who are putting their baby up for adoption. With a satisfying rate of adoption, we can help you answer the most vital questions you have regarding your unborn child during and after the adoption process.  

What are three different types of adoption? 

When you decide to put your baby up for adoption, it is important to know the three different types of adoption plans. They all have different attributes, and as your adoption agency, we can definitely make sure you know the differences between each. 

If you are looking to have a relationship with the adoptive parents after your child is placed in their care. There is an adoption plan you can choose: open adoption. As said before, it is important for you to know the differences between all three. 

  • Closed Adoption: The form of adoption utilizes a more private service. As the birth mother, you have the right to choose who adopts your unborn baby. But, if you would like us to choose we are more than welcome to, and we will make the best decision. You should know if you choose the family, there will be limited information on said family. Their address will not be given to you on the parent profile we provide you with, and neither will their last name. Also, during the Missouri adoption process of the adoption, you will never have any contact with the adoptive family with your prescribed counselor doing such. Your counselor will be the third party that communicates information between the other two parties, yourself and the adoptive family. This is considered a sealed adoption which means the courts only have all the information needed pertaining to both parties. After your baby is born and in the care of their adoptive parents, there shall not be any contact. The adoptive parents are allowed to send you pictures or updates of your baby through your counselor. Though by law, they are not obligated to do such due to the nature of the type of adoption you chose. 
  • Semi-Open Adoption: A type of adoption that takes from the other two types of adoption plans. Limited information is shared with the adoptive family, and it is considered a concealed adoption as well. Though meetings can be from different times in face between yourself and your baby’s adoptive family, it is rare. We want you to feel comfortable as much as possible. After your baby is born, there shall be contact in place, but through your assigned adoption counselor, who is the third party. It may come a time when the adoptee may contact you directly through different forms: email, text, call, or more. When it comes to a relationship with your baby, that will not happen until the child is of age to make their own decisions. 
  • Open Adoption: As an adoption plan is the complete opposite of closed adoption, open adoption has more detail and freedom. Like the others as the birth mother, you are able to choose the family that adopts your baby. As a plan on the rise that most birth mothers implement, we are not surprised this would be your adoption plan. The adoptive parents’ information in the parent profile will be available, including their numbers, emails, addresses, and even last names. From that point on, you and the adoptive family will have face-to-face meetings in person with a third party there to facilitate, such as the counselor. Open adoption can be more prevalent than explained, with much more information and meetings taking place. After the baby is born, you will still have contact with the family with up-to-date information pertaining to such. 

Choosing the type of adoption you want may be hard, but it is still beautiful. It is even more beautiful when you meet those who want to raise and love your baby.

Can I get my baby back after relinquishing my rights as the birth mother? 

We understand that with your baby now in the custody of another family may be hard. After relinquishing your rights, you can not have that child back in your custody. The child is now in the care of their adoptive parents, and your rights have been suspended. 

If you are suffering the mental strain of coming to terms with your baby not being in your care, we suggest you utilize our services. We offer post-placement therapy that can be of great use to you. There is nothing wrong with loving your child, and having this doubt and regret is normal, so you shouldn’t feel depressed about it. You did not fail your baby at all. 

Come to Us if You are in Need of Pregnant Adoption Help

If you are dealing with an unplanned pregnancy, you can come to us. With a lack of options besides terminating the pregnancy, you can put your baby up for adoption without help. We answer questions and concerns you have with care and love. We understand the stigma surrounding adoption and the way mothers are judged every day due to such. Instead, we decide to tell you to ignore such and know you are giving your baby a better life. To add on, you are helping build a family. If you would like to contact us, you can do so by text, call, or through our portal. We would love to help and have served many birth mothers here in Missouri! With an operation that runs 24/7, you will not have to wait a large sum of time to receive a response from us!  

Adoption Choices of Missouri serves birth parents statewide and beyond, please call us or text us to learn more! Call us toll-free at 877-903-4488 or, in Missouri call or text us at 816-527-9800

ImaniMeet the Author: Imani Agbionu is a recent graduate from George Mason University, earning her Bachelor of Science in Marketing. With a history in writing for her former university’s online publication, Her Campus, she aspires to become a successful journalist who can provide for herself and her family. She is from Washington, DC, where she has lived her whole life, but one day wants to move to experience and call another state home. Her mother is from Washington, DC, and her father is from Nigeria, part of the Igbo tribe. As an introvert, she loves streaming platforms, with her favorites being HBO Max, Netflix, and Disney+. Unfortunately, she can’t pick one due to all playing a vital role in her life on a daily basis. She enjoys reading, with her favorite book being The Shining by Stephen King, which she sees as unusual since she is a fearful person that avoids horror at all costs. Listening to music is a vital mechanism that helps her stay calm and deal with her anxiety at times.
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