Adoption Services in Kansas

Kansas Adoption, Home Studies and More

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Adoption Services for
Birth Parents and Adoptive Families

If you live in the Sunflower State and are interested in learning more about adoption, Lifetime Adoption can provide all the information you need to know about the adoption process. So whether you feel you need to place your child for adoption or if you are thinking about growing your family through adoption, Lifetime coordinators are here to help.

Pregnant and Considering Adoption in Kansas

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What do you do when you see that your pregnancy test is positive and you don’t think you are ready to parent? You may not know where to turn. Have you shared your news with the baby’s father, your family, and even close friends and received a lot of different opinions? This can leave you feeling more conflicted.

Don’t worry, you are not alone. Lifetime Adoption coordinators have been helping women in your position for many years. She will explain what your options are and introduce you to what resources are available to you. You can text, call, or fill out our online form, and a Lifetime Adoption coordinator will provide the support you need.

What is the Adoption Process in Kansas?

Lifetime Adoption coordinators have walked expectant mothers in Kansas through the adoption process for over three decades. Just call, text, or fill out our online form. An adoption coordinator will listen to any concerns, answer all of your questions, and provide the information you need to make the right choice for you and your baby.

One of the first things you will do when you decide adoption is the right choice for you and your baby is to choose a family. Check out Lifetime adoptive family profiles. You may be looking for a family from Kansas or from another state. You may want a family of a certain faith or race. It is up to you to choose the family for your baby. It is important to know that adoption isn’t just for newborns. If you are parenting a toddler or older child and it is a struggle, Lifetime coordinators can help you create an adoption plan. They will have you work with a professional counselor. This will be at no cost to you, and she will create a transition plan for you, your child, and the adoptive family. She will also create a post-adoption contact agreement that is healthy for the entire adoption triad.

A hospital plan will be an important part of the adoption process if you are pregnant and placing your baby for adoption. Your Lifetime coordinator will help you decide on things such as who will be in the delivery room, who you would like to hold the baby first, and other labor and delivery details. She will inform the hospital staff and adoptive family of your wishes, so everyone knows their role. You will also have legal representation at no cost to you. Your representative will make sure you are aware of your legal rights and will handle the paperwork and court hearing.

Open Adoption in Kansas
Most people are not aware of how modern, open adoption works today. They may not know that these days the birth parents make all the decisions. It is birth parents who choose who will adopt their baby along with what kind of contact there will be in the future. Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will work with you to create an adoption plan for you and your baby. She will gather information such as:

  • What characteristics and lifestyle are you looking for in a family?
  • How much contact do you want in the future?
  • What would you like included in your hospital plan?
  • Do you need help with pregnancy-related expenses?

Adoption is a loving, brave, and selfless choice you make for your child. Know that modern adoption does mean you have to say goodbye to your child forever. With open adoption, you can receive updates, Facetime, and pictures, and you may even have a visit once or twice a year. Many of our birth families have close relationships with their child’s adoptive families. Recently, one of our birth mothers was getting married. She asked if her daughter could attend. She was not only there, but the adoptive parents were there as well, and the adoptive father even walked the bride down the aisle.

Help With Pregnancy Expenses and More
Eva called Lifetime to speak with a coordinator when she was thinking about placing her baby for adoption. She was in a position of homelessness and addiction and did not want her baby to grow up in this situation. Now with additional pregnancy-related expenses, she did not know how to get out of her situation. Her coordinator let her know that in the state of Kansas, pregnancy-related expenses can be handled by the adopting parents. The expenses include:

  • Medical and hospital costs
  • Professional and peer counseling fees
  • Adoption-related attorney fees
  • Pregnancy-related living expenses

Families Wanting to Adopt in Kansas

Adoption Services in Kansas adoptive couple

Are you in Kansas and have been considering adopting a newborn, toddler, or child up to the age of six? As one of the nationwide leaders in open adoption, Lifetime coordinators are here to guide you toward a successful adoption journey. Our adoption coordinators have been matching pregnant mothers with adoptive families for more than thirty years. When you call Lifetime, you will always find a kind and experienced coordinator who works hard to make sure our birth mothers have all the resources and support they need and who will help them find the perfect adoptive families for a great match.

Starting the Adoption Process

So, how do you get started? It’s really easy. Just fill out our short online application. There is no application fee, and applying does not obligate you in any way. Your application will be reviewed, and once it is pre-approved, an adoption coordinator will contact you to review the entire adoption process. She will get you started on creating your personal profile for birth mothers to view, and she will provide referrals for your home study, and give you access to the adoption education you need that is available on our membership site.

The founder of Lifetime Adoption, Mardie Caldwell, created Lifetime as a result of the experiences she had when adopting her son. For over thirty years, the Lifetime Adoption process has been successfully matching birth mothers and adoptive families. Our coordinators will guide you on your journey so that you can see your dreams of growing your family through adoption come true.

Adoption Laws in Kansas
Kansas adoption laws can seem confusing, but don’t worry. Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will recommend a Kansas adoption attorney who will walk you through the legal adoption process in Kansas.

In Kansas, the timeline for legal documentation for adoption is as follows.

In general, the written consent of the birth mother cannot be signed until at least 12 hours after the birth. The birth father can consent anytime after the birth. The adoption is irrevocable execution of consent which is approved by a judge.

Every state has its own laws that must be followed before the finalization of the adoption. Kansas may have different legal requirements depending on each adoption’s facts. Depend on your Kansas adoption attorney to make sure all legal requirements are followed.

Kansas Home Studies
A home study is a legal document required by every state showing your ability to parent and care for a child. Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will recommend a qualified Kansas home study provider.

With a home study, be prepared to provide the following:

  • Criminal and background checks
  • A home visit
  • Medical reports
  • Financial records
  • Employment verification
  • Four personal references, one of which is from an employment situation
  • Visit the home

Your home study social worker will interview every member of your household and will ask for information about your lifestyle, your religious faith, your marital background, the support system you have, your parenting style along with why you have chosen adoption.

Whether you are hoping to adopt or are a parent considering placing your child for adoption, Lifetime Adoption looks forward to working with you and providing the information and support you need for successful adoption.

 

 
 

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