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Facts about Choosing Adoption in Missouri

Facts about Choosing Adoption in Missouri

By Andreia Pereira

I’m sure you know what adoption is: when you give a baby up, and someone else raises them. But did you know there are different types of adoption? You could also choose adoption before you give birth. You can also select the family that adopts. There are also many reasons to choose adoption, from unplanned pregnancies to single mothers. After you think it through, the next question would be, where are adoption agencies near me? What is the adoption process like? Will I have help during the whole pregnancy? If you are a birth mother looking for adoption in Missouri, then choosing Adoption Choices of Missouri is a great option! They will help you every step of the way and provide many beneficial services. 

Choosing Adoption can be more than just an Unplanned Pregnancy

Let’s say you are a young teen who discovered you’re pregnant. You are too young to become a parent, and you have already planned to go to college. You don’t want to terminate the pregnancy and can’t parent the baby. The next step would be adoption. Let’s look at some examples for choosing adoption.

  • Not Ready to or Do Not Want to Parent
  • Religious Beliefs: You may have grown up in a conservative household, and pregnancy before marriage might be considered taboo.
  • Sexual Assault or Domestic Violence: You might have been a victim of a sexual assault and have decided not to parent the baby.
  • Not in the Right Financial State
  • Homelessness

There are so many reasons for adoption, but the best result is that the baby will be raised in a loving home with a family that loves them.

The adoption process can be inexpensive

The first step after realizing you have an unplanned pregnancy would be to look up adoption agencies and contact them. If you live in Missouri, try Adoption Choices of Missouri. Once you contact us, you can set up the first appointment with our Birth Parent Counselor, whether it’s in person, at one of our sites, or on the phone. We are here to help you on your pregnancy journey. Next would be choosing an adoption plan. This is when you decide what type of adoption you want: an open, semi-open, or closed adoption. You can choose an adoptive family if you choose open adoption.

Our adoption specialist chooses the family if you choose the closed option. Don’t worry. Only your medical history will be shared if you choose a closed adoption. They won’t ever contact you; everything will be through Adoption Choices of Missouri. We can also help you find help financially. Living expenses can also be covered, such as food, transportation, rent, etc. 

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.