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3 Reasons to Create an Adoption Plan

3 Reasons to Create an Adoption Plan

By Andreia Pereira

You realize you are pregnant and are now 6 months from giving birth. It is entirely unexpected and unplanned. Unfortunately, terminating the pregnancy is no longer an option, and parenting is not for you. You’ve heard of adoption before, but it’s mostly from foster care. You want your baby to have a safe and loved childhood in Missouri, where you live. Adoption Choices of Missouri is a private adoption agency that will work with you if you are looking for local adoption agencies in Missouri.

With adoption, your child will be placed with an adoptive family that will love and care for them from birth. You can see the profiles of waiting families and choose based on your criteria. Adoption can be planned anytime during your pregnancy or even when you give birth. 

Why Should You make an Adoption Plan?

1. Making a plan with a licensed agency will ensure you are confident in your decision  

We will provide you with all the information in the adoption process, from picking out the type of adoption to making a birth plan. Once you sign the final consent form, your baby will be legally part of their adoptive family. That also means you won’t have to pay child support if you are the father. Finalizing adoption means removing your parental rights. If you are just curious about the adoption process, please call us. Whether you choose adoption or not, we are here to provide accurate information. We have helped multiple women with their unplanned pregnancies.

2. If eligible, the agency is licensed and can provide financial assistance

Pregnancy is stressful as it is, and you shouldn’t need to worry about other things on top of it. If you are homeless, we can give you safe housing. We can provide you with food for both you and your baby. You don’t need to concern yourself with bringing food to the table. If you don’t have a car, we can aid you with transportation costs. Maybe you need bigger clothes because you don’t have enough maternity clothes. Perhaps you need a phone to make calls. We want you to be comfortable and safe during your pregnancy. You only have to worry about being healthy. Naturally, we help with medical appointments as well. 

3. Local and expert in state adoption laws

You won’t have to worry about having any problems legally. We are experts in state adoption laws. For example, if the birth father is not in the picture, we can still help you. Birth fathers that are uninvolved, unknown, or unsupportive can have their parental rights removed. However, every situation is different, so it’s best you call us, so all the facts are known.

What is an Adoption Plan?

An adoption plan is a plan that you make during your pregnancy. It contains decisions about the adoption, such as financial assistance or the type of adoption. You might not know this, but there are three types of adoption: open, closed, and semi-open. 

Open adoption is when both families openly communicate with each other. You can choose the type of family you want for your child based on any criteria. We will give you profiles of prospective waiting families to choose from. After you decide on the best family for your child, you can meet them. If they meet your requirements, you can decide to go forward. You can plan together on things like visitations or methods of communication. You will be involved to a certain degree in your child’s life with open adoption. Watch some of our birth mother videos. Many say that adoptive families are like friends to them. 

Next up is a closed adoption. This is when no information is shared between families. Adoption Choices of Missouri will choose a great family for your baby. Afterward, the child will go with the adoptive family when you give birth. This is for birth mothers who wish to stay private. The adoptive family will make all the decisions for the adoptive child. 

The last option is semi-open adoption. This is in the middle of both open and closed adoption. You can still choose the type of family for your child. Communication would be through a third party, such as an adoption agency.

Our Birth Parent Counselor will help you with any Questions You May Have

If you find yourself panicking and at the deep end of your emotions, call us. Our Birth Parents counselors can help you navigate your complicated emotions during pregnancy. Even after, we will continue to counsel you. After you are paired up with your counselor, they will be with you every step of the way. They’ll help you fill out paperwork and give advice. They can even be with you during birth. It’s encouraged to make a birth plan so that you are prepared for any scenario in the hospital. If you live in Missouri, we have Adoption in Springfield, MO, and Kansas City, MO.

If you’re in an unplanned pregnancy, you might look up giving a baby up for adoption. Adoption is not giving up. Actually, it’s giving your baby a better life. Not everyone can provide a safe or loving childhood. It’s an incredibly hard decision, so please contact us if you want information about adoption. You won’t have to be alone during your pregnancy. 

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 316-803-1096.