Kansas Adoption, Home Studies and More
Pregnant and Considering Adoption in Kansas
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. The important thing to remember is that you can choose the family for your baby. Also 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 for free. 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
- 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
- Medical and hospital costs
- Professional and peer counseling fees
- Adoption-related attorney fees
- Pregnancy-related living expenses
Kansas Adoptive Families
No matter what you’re looking for in an adoptive family, you deserve to find the perfect one. Lifetime Adoption lets you search adoptive families from across the country. We provide more adoptive family choices for you, giving you a greater chance of finding the right fit for your child. When you browse our family profiles, you can learn more about their:
- Reasons for adopting
- Home and neighborhood
- Values and religious beliefs
- And much more!
Families Wanting to Adopt in Kansas
Are you in Kansas and have been considering adopting a newborn, toddler, or child up to the age of six? As 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
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
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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