Adoption is a selfless and sometimes difficult road. But, you don’t have to walk it alone. At the clinics, we are here to support you, each step of the way. We would be happy to connect you with our trusted adoption partners! They will educate you on your rights as the birth parent, and help you create an adoption plan—all on your terms. To consider whether adoption is right for you, start by asking some questions.
What is Adoption?
It is the legal transfer by the courts of the rights and responsibilities of parenting from a birth couple to an adoptive couple. Since this is a permanent decision, you will want to make sure you understand the process, Kansas adoption laws, and your rights as the birth mother.
How do I Begin?
Schedule an appointment with one of our client advocates. We will provide you with all of the information that is needed to know about adoption and help walk you through the process. We will then refer you to reputable adoption agencies.
We know that this can be a difficult and emotionally challenging decision, but in some instances, it can be the most loving choice to make. Choosing adoption means you are thinking about the well-being of your child first. We will walk you through this process and make sure you have support behind you.
What are the Different Types of Adoption?
Open Adoption. In an open adoption, the birth mother and adoptive family have some personal interaction based on a written agreement. The parties can contact each other directly without the mediation of the adoption agency.
Semi-open Adoption. In a semi-open adoption, the birth mother and adoptive family can maintain contact with each other after the adoption is finalized. They send pictures and letters to each other on a set schedule. Communication is managed by the adoption agency.
Closed Adoption. In a closed adoption, the adoptive family receives only the medical and social history of each birth parent and their family. The birth mother can select the adoptive family based on non-identifying profiles, but is not expected to communicate with them.
Start Your Adoption Journey in Kansas
Giving your unborn child a future filled with love and happiness is a brave and selfless act. Our client advocate team is here to answer your questions and give you the support you deserve, so you can make an empowered choice for your unplanned pregnancy!