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The MO Adoption Process From The Adoptive Parents’ Perspective

Adoption Choices of Missouri is a well-respected adoption agency in Missouri that has experience aiding both birth mothers and adoptive families through the MO adoption process. We have the utmost respect for those who choose to adopt and for the mothers who choose to put their baby up for adoption. If you, a birth mother, are considering adoption and would like to know more about the Missouri adoption process, especially for those who may adopt your child, this article may be of some interest to you.

Why Choose Adoption in Missouri?

Individuals can choose adoption in Missouri for any number of reasons, such as issues conceiving biological children. Some prospective parents may have been a child of adoption themselves and chose to adopt a child of their own, just as their parents adopted and cared for them. Some families just want to build their family and help a child who is entering the world and cannot be cared for by their biological parents. The families who choose to adopt one or more children to build their family are all vetted through your chosen Missouri agency. They may have had fertility issues and are looking into alternative ways to create the family they have dreamed of having. These families want to give all their love to a child in need of love and care. As the birth mother, may even choose the family who will raise your child as their own.

Choosing Adoptive Parents For My Baby

As a birth mother, you have the right to choose the family that will care for your child. Your decision can be influenced by anything from belief systems you wish the chosen family to instill in your child to choose a family with a similar or dissimilar ethnic or religious background from your own. You may choose a family similar to your own to maintain the cultural traditions you grew up with for your child.

Adoption Agency Near Me In Missouri

Your chosen adoption agency will help you through the MO adoption process of choosing a family for your baby. Just as you choose an adoption agency that aligns with your views and is most receptive to your needs as a birth mother. Prospective adoptive families in Missouri can also go through an adoption agency in Missouri that they feel will best help them build their family. You may find your child’s family through your Missouri agency, such as Adoption Choices of Missouri. We help prospective adoptive families build a profile that you, the birth mother, can look through to see if you would like to meet with any of the families whose profiles you view.

How To Find A Family To Adopt My Baby?

If you do not find a family you like through the profiles on your Missouri agency’s database of prospective parents, you may also look through ads on social media. Many families find a cost-effective way to put the word out that they are looking to adopt a child by putting personal ads on social media or other adoption-related websites and chat rooms. Otherwise, word-of-mouth is very helpful in spreading the word that you are looking for a family to adopt your baby or hear that someone is looking to adopt a child.

Just because you may find a family through unconventional means does not mean that the adoption will not be by the book, and every legal avenue will be taken into consideration. Your Missouri agency can help you to finalize adoption details and maintain your best interest and rights as the birth mother. Even if you bring the adoptive family to your caseworker at your Missouri agency, they will still have to go through a home study to prove they are able to support and care for your baby.

What Is A Home Study and How Has COVID-19 Affected It?

A home study is a thorough criminal and financial background check, as well as interviews with anyone who may come in contact with the child, and a study of the home. This is all to check to see if the prospective adoptive family is able to take care of your baby. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the normal home study processes have been adjusted in order to prevent exposure to the disease and protect all individuals involved in the process.

This could mean interviews and checks of the home being done over video camera or Zoom call. Unfortunately, this is not for the best, but caseworkers and parents are all adjusting as best they can to keep everyone safe. Court processes surrounding adoption have also been moved to video conferences in order to maintain social distancing and limit personal interaction while the pandemic continues.

Will Adoptive Parents Help Me Financially?

Your child’s chosen family will most likely put aside money for your expenses as a birth mother. Your Missouri will help establish a trust with the money that you have access to for your medical and living expenses throughout your pregnancy. Adoption Choices of Missouri understands this process and will help you through all legal, emotional, and financial matters with your pregnancy and adoption. We know this can be a lot to take in, but we are committed to finding you the best family for your child and helping you in any way we can.

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

CarlyMeet the author: Carly is a recent graduate of Connecticut College with a dual degree in Psychology and Italian Studies. Graduating Cum Laude with honors in both Psychology and Italian departments, Carly has a background in gender-related research through the Connecticut College Psychology Department and Honors Theses Program. When not trying to figure out life or working, Carly is reading historical fiction novels or playing with her black cat, Isabelle.