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Types of Adoptive Families in Missouri

By Blessing E. Ikhimokpa

As you go through your adoption plan, you come across the next step. The step toward finding the right adoptive family. In this step, you’ll have the option to choose the adoptive family for your birth child. At our agency, we have young, older, single, hetero, and same-sex families looking to adopt. So no matter your decision, your birth child will be in expert hands. Adoption Choices of Missouri help birth moms with various resources. Then, when it’s time to choose between the different types of adoptive families, we’ll guide you through the process so that it can be as smooth as possible. 

What is the Missouri adoption process?

The adoption process starts once you’ve contacted a local adoption agency. Contacted them and said you’re planning on placing your child up for adoption. They’ll then ask you if you’d like to have a counselor. If you’d like, this counselor will be there every step of the way. The counselor will help you with :

  • Counseling 
  • Choosing an adoption option
  • Being there during your birth
  • Being there after the child has been adopted.

During the adoption process, we will make an adoption plan. An adoption plan is a plan made when there is an unplanned pregnancy. When the birth mother considers placing their child up for adoption, since this was an unplanned pregnancy, the birth mother isn’t prepared. As a result, they needed an adoption plan. 

At the adoption agency of choice, you’ll have the option to have a counselor who will guide you throughout your adoption process. They’ll go over the adoption plan steps:

  1. Contact a local agency and ask them how to put a child up for adoption
  2. Decide if placing your birth child up for adoption is something you want
  3. Decide on which adoption option you’d like
  4. Plan a birth/hospital plan
  5. Decide if you’d like to seek counseling once the adoption process is complete

The adoption plan goes over all the things needed throughout the pregnancy. If the birth mother needs help financially. The adoption agency of choice will help them with that. At Adoption Choices of Missouri, we help birth mothers with finances if needed. When going through an unplanned pregnancy. Financial problems are the last thing you want to think about, so we’re here to take that stress off your shoulders. 

What do I need before I can create an adoption plan?

Before creating an adoption plan, look for adoption agencies near me after you’ve found an adoption agency. You’ll ask them for Pregnant help. This is an unplanned pregnancy, and you’re not prepared. Once you’ve done that, they’ll guide you towards an adoption plan.

Am I able to review the adoptive family before I place my child up for adoption?

When choosing an adoptive family, you can review their profiles, which helps you choose the right family for your birth child. Although, this choice is available. If you’re not interested in choosing the adoptive family or reviewing their profile. Your adoption agency of choice will do it for you. This option is available but not required. 

How do I begin the matching process when looking for the different types of adoptive families in Missouri?

If this is the first time, you’ve gone through the adoption process. In the adoption plan, finding an adoptive family is one step toward placing a child up for adoption. Before you can begin the matching process, you’ll have to choose the type of adoption you’d like. In Missouri, there are three types of adoption options to choose from. First, there’s an open, semi-open, and closed adoption, depending on the adoption plan of choice. This will determine how you start your matching process.

With open adoption, you’ll have the ability to review and contact the adoptive parents of choice. You and the adoptive parents will have a constant stream of contact in this choice. Whenever you want to talk something over with the adoptive parent, you’ll be able to. In addition, both you and the adoptive parents will communicate regarding the birth child’s well-being. 

In a semi-open adoption, you won’t have an open stream of contact with the adoptive parents. This choice is chosen because either the birth mother or the adoptive parent (s) have remained anonymous. So, if you’re not interested in contacting the adoptive parent (s), then this choice is for you. 

Finally, with the closed adoption. You’ll be able to choose and review the adoptive parent (s). But since it’s closed, there won’t be a contact line. Most of the time, with this option. The birth mother has let the adoption agency handle everything regarding the adoption process. 

Looking for an adoptive family could be stressful. But with help, you’ll find it doesn’t have to be. 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