–What is an “open” adoption?
An open adoption involves an agreement between a child’s adoptive family and birth family that says that the two families will keep in touch. Open adoption allows for birth parents to contact the child they gave birth to through letters, pictures, and visits with the child and his family.
–Is housing available?
Yes, there are a number of maternity homes across the country that are specifically for women who are choosing adoption. A woman may choose to leave her environment and travel across the country to carry out an adoption plan in total confidentiality, if that is what she wants. She may also choose to go to a nearby maternity home for support and other services. There are many other options including families who open up their homes to women, and support them during their adoption journey, and more. We can assist women who are interested in learning more about these options.
–Can I contact someone who has chosen adoption?
Absolutely. We have women who chose adoption and today are very happy and proud of their choice and who are eager to share their adoption journey and answer any questions you may have.
–Where can I learn more about adoption?
Meet with one of our Client Advocates to learn more about adoption. Dealing with an unplanned pregnancy is very difficult for most of our patients and finding someone that you can trust to discuss your options with is very important. We are here to help you with your pregnancy and also after the birth of your baby.
–How much do birth parents know about adoptive parents?
Birth parents can be very involved in choosing an adoptive family for their child; they can also choose to be completely uninvolved. When choosing prospective adoptive families, birth parents are often given profiles of each family. Profiles include information about potential adoptive families’ ages, their physical and personality descriptions, their marriage, religion, lifestyle, occupation, education, feelings about birth parents, and more.
–Do you provide Adoption referrals?
We refer to several qualified agencies in the greater Kansas City area. Please call our office to set up an appointment for more information.