Secure a loving home for your child.

At Adoption & Beyond, we’ll walk with you through the journey of placing your child for adoption.

Life may look pretty daunting right now.

If you’re already overwhelmed with an unexpected pregnancy, trying to wrap your head around the decision and details of choosing adoption for your child can be extremely intimidating.

You don’t have to face this journey alone.

We know you’re facing circumstances that are far from easy. At Adoption & Beyond, we believe you deserve to be informed and never pressured. It’s why we’re devoted to offering you clear and compassionate guidance, every step of your journey.

A thriving future for your child and you is possible.

WE’RE HERE FOR YOU.

Support through your pregnancy, birth, placement, and beyond.

TESTIMONIALS

A&B is amazing for both adopting and birth parents. steffany was very helpful for me and my family.

Claudia (birth mother)

I’m grateful to the agency for giving us such a positive experience. I know some women aren’t as lucky and if I am able to help even one, I’ll gladly do it.

Tina & Jon (birth parents)

I just want to say thank you for everything you’ve done and for all your help this past weekend. I appreciate ms. Steffany.

S.T. (birth mother)

Thank you…for the support you have given me during the adoption process.

Rebecca (birth mother)

Just wanted to say thank you for being so great and wonderful through the adoption. You have done so much for me and been so amazing and supportive during a happy and bittersweet occasion. You went above and beyond for me, getting my prescriptions, taking me home from the hospital. you have always been there for me and truly made a difference. The adoption was not easy for me, was by far the most difficult decision I have ever faced, but I am at peace by knowing she is in great and loving hands. I will always be grateful and thankful to you and everyone who was involved with the adoption.

Anonymous (birth mother)

You deserve a clear process and a compassionate guide.

Watch a short video to get a glimpse of how we support expecting parents through an important journey.

Meet our
waiting families.

All of our families have been carefully pre-screened & approved to adopt.

Here’s a little about us.

Since you’re here, it’s probably safe to assume that you’re going through a difficult season. Knowing who to trust in such sensitive circumstances is not easy. Be assured that, in this agency, the tender emotions surrounding adoption are always acknowledged and respected.

I’m Steffany. I founded Adoption & Beyond, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, in 1998. Over the years, we’ve grown into a team dedicated to building meaningful relationships by educating, guiding, and advocating for all parties impacted by adoption. Each of our staff members have been both personally and professionally touched by adoption. We’re here to offer help throughout the process should you choose adoption, and we’ll continue to be here to offer you encouragement and support for as long as you may need it. Read more about our mission.

WE’LL HELP YOU BREAK IT UP INTO DOABLE STEPS
THAT YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH WITH OUR HELP.

The adoption process doesn’t have to be so overwhelming.

Support

1. Start With a No-pressure Call or Text

Call or text our 24/7 expecting parent line at 913-271-3554 to talk with one of our team members any time of the day or night. Each of our hearts have been touched by adoption, so we’re eager to learn about your story and offer as much value as we can as you decide your next steps.

2. Get the Support You Deserve

Whether you need help finding a family for your child or help understanding the ins and outs of the process, we’ll stick with you through the adoption and beyond, as you set expectations around your involvement in your child’s life in the future.

3. Focus on What Matters

We know how demanding this season can be and we want your focus to be on keeping yourself and your baby healthy. We’ll help you navigate everything else, at your pace, so you never feel pressured or forced into anything prematurely.

You are so brave.

We’d be honored to know you.

You are not alone.

Hold these touching stories close as you consider the future.

Considering adoption while pregnant: Laura’s story

Birth parent series:
Adrianne’s story

Birth parent series:
Sarah’s story

THERE ARE PROBABLY A ZILLION QUESTIONS RUNNING THROUGH YOUR HEAD.

Lots of expecting parents ask…

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How do I create an adoption plan?

Together, we create a well-thought-out, realistic plan that puts the interest of your child first and allows you to be in control of your adoption process. Take a deep breath and trust in your ability to make the best possible decisions.

These resources will help you understand more about what to expect:

What to Expect as a Prospective Birth Mother Working with Adoption & Beyond {Link}

Guide to Choosing an Adoptive Family for Your Child {Link}

Meet Our Families {Link}

Adoption Match Meetings {Link}

Adoption Hospital Plan {Link}

HOW DOES THE ADOPTION PROCESS WORK?

If you work with Adoption & Beyond, you will have your own adoption coordinator who will meet with you and help you explore your situation. We provide education for you, the prospective birth father, and any other family members who desire.

These resources will help you understand more about what to expect:

Adoption Works Best for Prospective Birth Parents with These Three Key Steps {Link}

Adoption Concerns {Link}

Prospective Birth Parent Services {Link}

WHAT SERVICES CAN ADOPTION & BEYOND PROVIDE FOR ME?

In addition to adoption education and guidance, we can help arrange assistance with food, maternity clothes, transportation to medical appointments, and legal counsel.

If you need additional assistance, we established an education scholarship fund in 2018 to assist birth parents who wish to further their educational goals following the successful adoptive placement of their child through Adoption & Beyond’s agency program. We believe birth parents deserve opportunities for a positive future in the same way they provided a positive future for their child.

Your adoption coordinator can share further information about this wonderful opportunity that is available to help you achieve your educational hopes and dreams.

Here are a few other resources that may help:

Now that You are Pregnant, What Are Your Options for Adoption? {link}

Questions to Ask an Adoption Agency If You’re Pregnant and Considering Adoption {link}

WHAT ARE MY ADOPTION RIGHTS?

Our goal is to empower you to make the best adoption plan. You have the right to be treated with dignity and respect throughout the entire adoption process and life beyond.

Here are a few key things to remember while considering placing your child for adoption along with your adoption rights:

Things to Remember While Considering Adoption for Your Child {link}
Adoption Rights {link}

DOES THE PROSPECTIVE BIRTH FATHER OF THE BABY HAVE TO KNOW?

Kansas and Missouri law requires that the prospective birth father be notified of an adoption. In those situations where we are unable to locate the prospective birth father, other legal avenues are available to complete the adoption.

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CAN I CHOOSE AND MEET THE PROSPECTIVE ADOPTIVE PARENTS?

YES! First, we do a thorough evaluation of the couple to assure that they are emotionally and financially prepared to parent a child. In addition to hours of personal interviews, we do police checks, gather references, obtain medical clearances, and verify employment. We have each family prepare a photo profile for you to view, so you can decide which family you like.

Most prospective birth parents choose to interview the prospective adoptive family before deciding on them for sure. We will work with you to help determine what type of relationship you want with the adoptive parents now and into the future.

WILL I GET TO SEE MY BABY AT THE HOSPITAL?

You are in charge of how much contact you want to have with the baby in the hospital. Some birth mothers choose to spend a limited amount of time with the baby opting for the adoptive family to start bonding with the baby immediately, while others choose to spend every minute with the baby while in the hospital.

HOW WILL I KNOW MY CHILD WILL BE OKAY?

Many birth parents request letters and pictures from the adoptive parents as the child grows and many families visit with each other regularly through the years. Continuing contact between the families is strongly encouraged. We will work with you to come up with a plan that is most comfortable for you.

WHAT ABOUT LIFE AFTER ADOPTION?

Following the signing of your adoption paperwork, the baby goes home from the hospital with the adoptive family. Your adoption coordinator stays connected to offer guidance and support to both you and the adoptive family as you adjust to your new normal. Both parties are encouraged to reach out to us as much as needed for as long as desired.

These resources will give you a clearer picture:

What Does Life After Adoption Look Like for a Birth Parent? {Link}

Beyond Adoption Scholarship {Link}

WHAT RESOURCES DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR EXPECTING AND BIRTH PARENTS?

Below, you’ll find a collection of resources for expectant and birth parents. This list includes resources to help with the adoption process and life after adoption. Please keep in mind, we are by your side for every step along the way.

These resources will help you understand more about what to expect:

BraveLove {Link}

Life After Placement {Link}

Knee to Knee {Link}

BirthMom Buds {Link}

Do You Really Know What Birth Moms Go Through? {Link}

Advantages of an Open Adoption for the Child, Adoptive Families, and Birth Families {Link}

We’re sure you have other questions. Let’s talk about them.

REACH OUT —

Support and solutions are available to you.

Whatever you’re feeling — fear, shame, confusion, sadness, uncertainty, pressure from others — you don’t have to process it alone. We’re here to help you understand your options, make informed decisions, and move forward with a little more peace of mind and a whole lot of support.

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