Adoption in Missouri

Missouri Adoption, Home Studies and More

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Adoption Services for
Birth Parents and Adoptive Families

If you live in the Show-Me State and are interested in learning more about adoption, a Lifetime Adoption coordinator is available to walk you through the adoption process. Whether you are thinking about placing your child for adoption or if you are considering adopting, coordinators are here to help. They will provide all the adoption information and resources you need and will answer all your adoption questions.

Pregnant and Considering Adoption in Missouri

Adoption Services in Missouri pregnancy help

That pregnancy test is positive now you don’t know what to do. You are unsure where to turn. You may have shared your news with the baby’s father, your family, and even close friends and received a lot of different opinions which can leave you feeling more confused.

Don’t feel alone, contact a Lifetime Adoption coordinator who will be a caring and non-judgmental support for you. She will go over your options and explain what resources are available to you. You can call, text, or fill out our online form, and a Lifetime Adoption coordinator will provide the support you need.

What is the Adoption Process in Missouri?

Lifetime Adoption coordinators have been helping expectant mothers in Missouri navigate the adoption process for over three decades. Just call, text, or fill out our online form. A coordinator will listen to you and answer any questions. She will provide all the information you need to choose the right options for you and your baby.

If you believe adoption is the right choice for you and your baby, check out Lifetime adoptive family profiles and find the family you think is the right family for you and your baby. You may want a family from Missouri or from another state. You also choose what kind of contact you want in the future. It’s important to know that adoption isn’t only for newborns. If parenting a toddler or older child is a struggle that is not healthy for you or your child, Lifetime coordinators can help you create an adoption plan. They will recommend a professional counselor at no cost to you who 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.

You will also need a hospital plan if you are pregnant and placing your baby for adoption. Your Lifetime coordinator will help you decide who will be in the delivery room, who will hold the baby first, and other details. She will make sure the hospital staff and adoptive family are aware of your wishes. You will have your own legal representation at no cost to you. Your attorney will make sure that you are aware of your legal rights and will take care of all the legal issues.

Open Adoption in Missouri

Modern, open adoption is a subject many people don’t know a lot about. They may not realize that the birth parents today make all the decisions. They may not realize that birth parents choose who will adopt their baby and what kind of contact there will be in the future. Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will help you create an adoption plan just for you and your baby by asking for information such as:

  • What characteristics are you looking for in a family?
  • What type of contact do you want in the future?
  • Do you know what you want included in your hospital plan?
  • Do you need resources such as help with pregnancy-related expenses?

Modern, open adoption is a loving and brave choice you make for your child. Know that adoption does mean not having to say goodbye to your child forever. You can receive updates, pictures, and may even have some visits once or twice a year. Many of our birth families have lifelong relationships with their child’s adoptive families. Not long ago, one of our amazing birth mothers was getting married, and she asked if her daughter would like to be there. 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 when she was thinking about placing her baby for adoption. She was in a domestic violence situation and did not want her baby growing 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 Missouri, pregnancy-related expenses can be handled by the adopting parents with court approval. The expenses include:

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

Missouri Adoptive Families

The adoption profiles below will show you waiting adoptive parents of all types and backgrounds in Missouri. When you browse these profiles, you can learn more about their:

  • Lifestyle
  • Family
  • Home and neighborhood
  • Values and religious beliefs
  • Reasons for adopting
  • And much more!

No matter what you’re looking for in an adoptive family, you deserve to find the perfect match. With waiting families from across the country, Lifetime Adoption provides more adoptive family profiles for you, giving you a greater chance of finding the right fit for your child.

Families Wanting to Adopt in Missouri

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Are you in Missouri and have been considering adopting a newborn, toddler, or child up to the age of six? As a nationwide leader in open adoption Lifetime coordinators are here to guide you to a successful adoption journey. Our coordinators have been matching expectant mothers with adoptive families for over three decades. You will always find a caring and experienced coordinator who will work hard to make sure our birth mothers have all the support and resources they need and who will connect them with the perfect adoptive families for a great match.

Starting the Adoption Process

How do you begin the adoption process? It’s really quite easy. Just fill out our short online application. Applying is free and you will not be obligated in any way. Once your application has been pre-approved, a coordinator will contact you and explain the entire adoption process. You will be given information on how to create your personal profile for birth mothers to view, referrals for your home study, and access to the education you need in the form of, podcasts, blogs, webinars, and other resources available on our membership site.

The Lifetime program was created by Mardie Caldwell, the founder of Lifetime Adoption. She created Lifetime as a result of her experiences when adopting her son. For over three decades, the Lifetime Adoption process has been a success. Our adoption coordinators will guide you on your adoption journey so that you can see your dreams of growing your family come true.

Adoption Laws in Missouri

Missouri adoption laws can seem hard to understand but don’t worry, your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will recommend a Missouri adoption attorney who will walk you through the adoption legal process in Missouri.

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

In general, a written consent of the birth parents can signed any time but the execution of the birth mother consent cannot occur until at least 48 hours after the birth. The adoption is irrevocable upon signing the consent papers.

Every state requires a home study before the finalization of the adoption. There may be different legal requirements in Missouri depending on the facts of each adoption. Depend on your Missouri adoption attorney to make sure all legal requirements are followed.

Missouri Home Studies

A home study is a legal document showing your ability to parent and care for a child. Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will recommend a qualified home study provider to you in Missouri.

With a home study be prepared to provide the following:

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

Your home study social worker will interview every member of your household and will ask for information why you have chosen adoption . She will want to know what your lifestyle is like, your religious affiliation, your marital background, what kind of support system you have, what your parenting style is, and more.

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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If you live in a rural area of Missouri, you may feel as though you have no options for adoption. If you live in the metro areas of Kansas City or St. Louis, you may feel overwhelmed. Let Lifetime Adoption make the adoption decision easier for you. We are the nation’s most successful facilitator of open adoptions. We are happy to show you in the Show-Me State just how rewarding adoption can be.

Pregnant and Considering Adoption

Adoption can be the kindest choice you could make for your child. Unfortunately, you may not know where to turn. This is why Lifetime Adoption has made our services available to birth parents throughout the country. No matter where you are in Missouri, we can facilitate a successful adoption.

Adoption Services in Missouri pregnancy helpStart by completing our online questionnaire. This will let us know more about you, your unborn child and what you expect out of birth parents. We can then start the matching process. However, unlike some facilitators, we will not urge you to choose a specific adoptive parent. The choice about who adopts your baby is up to you and you alone.

You probably have many questions about your Missouri adoption. We are happy to answer them all. Call us at 1-800-923-6784 or chat with us online. There is no question we can’t answer and probably none we haven’t heard.

Adoption for Older Children in Missouri

Child Adoption Services in MissouriHas your baby already been born? Have you discovered that you aren’t ready for motherhood? Did your support system leave you lacking? Whatever the case, you may have decided that you want to give your older child a chance of living with a caring, supportive family. Choosing adoption for an older child works in a similar fashion as for a baby. You still get to choose the adoptive parents. You also have the option of visiting the family occasionally if you would like to continue to have a relationship with your child.

Using Lifetime for Your Missouri Adoption

adoptive couples Adoption Services in MissouriWe know you have a lot of options when it comes to choosing an adoption facilitator in Missouri. You need one that can guide you through the process, help you with the sometimes confusing legal terms and keep you safe from scams that steal your money and play on your emotions.

Contact us at Lifetime Adoption to learn how we can help your dreams of a big, happy family come true.

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