Becoming a parent can be a wonderful experience, but not all expecting birth parents are ready to take on the role of parenthood or to parent additional children just yet. At Adoption & Beyond we work with parents across Kansas and Missouri in all stages of the adoption process. We understand that placing your child for adoption can be a difficult and emotional decision, and we are here to support you, as you navigate your way through the adoption journey.
Once you have made the decision of placing your child for adoption, there are several steps to follow to ensure your baby is placed in the best possible adoptive family waiting to add a child to their family.
Discuss Placing Your Child for Adoption with People Who Will Support You
It is never an easy decision to place a child with another family. For some expecting birth parents, however, it is the best possible decision for their child at that time. To make a big decision, you need a lot of support. The first thing we recommend doing in the adoptive process is finding a support team of friends and family members who you trust, and who you know will be there for you as you undertake this journey.
Contact an Adoption Coordinator
After you are feeling secure in the decision of placing your child for adoption, and you have a support team in place, we recommend meeting with an adoption coordinator to learn more about the adoption process. Your coordinator will work with you from beginning to end, helping you find the best possible family to raise your child, and working out all the finer details of the adoption plan and future communication.
Receive the Tools and Information for Expecting Birth Parents
Becoming a parent and placing a child for adoption are two huge undertakings, and you taking them both on at the same time is even more overwhelming. Adoption & Beyond helps expecting parents understand the adoption process, giving you the education needed to get through this endeavor with all the information you need.
It is important that prospective birth parents understand their rights as parents in the adoption process. Nobody will ever force you to place your child or negate your right as a parent. You have the power to decide how the adoption takes place, and we are here to support you.
Connect with Birth Parents Who Have Placed Children for Adoption
Finally, connecting with birth parents who have placed their children for adoption will give you a real-life account of what to expect and what the future holds for you and your child. This is a positive opportunity to learn about the adoption process from someone who truly understands what you are going through, and to learn where they are in their lives now.
Contact Adoptions & Beyond
If you are pregnant and seeking more information on adoption. Adoption & Beyond can help. View our Prospective Birth Parent Services Here.