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Considering LGBTQ+ Adoption in Missouri

By Julian Burgos

If you are a birth mother who is considering adoption and interested in an LGTBQ+ family to adopt your baby, we can help. You probably have many feelings that you’re experiencing right now about your upcoming adoption journey and adoption process. Many birth mothers might even be apprehensive about another family raising their child. Or you might have questions about LGBTQ+ adoptive families and how their lifestyle will impact your baby as they continue to grow. Adoption Choices of Missouri is a licensed adoption agency with decades of experience pairing birth mothers with the right adoptive family. Many of those adoptive families belong to the LGBTQ+ community and would provide a loving and safe home for your baby.

The Qualifications and Strengths of LGBTQ+ Families for Your Adopted Baby

LGBTQ+ families are just as supportive and loving as heterosexual couples when it comes to raising children. Whether it be male gay couples, female lesbian couples, trans partners, non-binary, etc, the answer is the same. A child can thrive as long as they are in a safe and loving environment. LGBTQ+ families can offer a unique perspective to their children. These partners can teach their children about the importance of empathy and respecting those who are different. Children raised in these households can learn about tolerance and respecting other perspectives. Being raised in an environment where your parents are part of the LGBTQ+ community can ultimately be positive for a child’s development. It can also be great for their self-acceptance as they continue to grow.

Concerns about Safety and Stability in LGBTQ+ Households for an Adoption in Missouri

You might be thinking, “if I put my baby up for adoption, how will I know if they are safe?” If you are concerned about the safety of your baby and the stability of an LGBTQ+ household, we are here to answer those questions. Adoption Choices of Missouri has the benefit of visiting the homes of every adoptive family that wishes to use our adoption service. Local adoption agencies in Missouri have families go through an extensive home screening performed by a certified professional social worker. These adoption professionals have years of training and experience. They carefully ensure that the homes of these families are acceptable for a newborn baby. Every family goes through an interview process before they are approved for our private adoption service. This is to ensure they have the best intentions for your baby.

The Adoption Matching Process

As stated earlier, the matching process for an adoption in Missouri can be rigorous and extensive. The safety and comfort of your baby is our top priority which is why the matching process can take at most 24 months. We want to ensure that your baby finds the right adoptive family that will take care of their specific needs. Our services include constant communication between our adoption professionals and birth mothers who use our agency. We also provide services to the many adoptive families who have registered with Adoption Choices of Missouri. This includes LGBTQ+ families who wish to adopt a newborn baby. You can visit our website to learn more about these wonderful families that can provide an environment for your child to thrive in.

On our website or during your consultation with an adoption professional, you will have several options for your adoption. You are free to choose whether you would like an open, closed, or semi-open adoption. An open adoption means you will remain in contact with your baby as they continue to grow. Closed adoptions mean that you will have no contact with your child after the adoption is complete. Semi-open adoptions have less contact than open adoptions but are not as completely closed off as closed adoptions. A semi-open adoption still allows for occasional contact between a birth mother and their child. However, the level of contact is different for every adoption.

Your Baby, Your Adoption, Your Choice

We want to reiterate that this entire process is completely your choice. You as the birth mother have the power to choose your path and the path of your child. However, before you make any decisions, Adoption Choices of Missouri wishes to encourage you to consider every family. We serve all kinds of families and do not discriminate against anyone based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion. Our agency believes that LGTBQ+ families are just as capable and willing to support and love a child regardless of their background. We have adoption professionals that you can consult with at your earliest convenience and show you the many loving families our agency has to offer. Please visit our website if you have recently searched for “adoption American,” “adopt help,” or “pregnant help.”

An unplanned pregnancy doesn’t have to be a lonely experience. Together we can create an adoption plan that works for you and find the best family for your baby.