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Resources for Kansas Birth Mothers Considering Placing Their Baby Up for Adoption
Placing your baby up for adoptions is the ultimate act of love, requiring that you put the needs and best interests of your child above your own desires and wants. If you are pregnant and considering placing your child up for adoption, we applaud your bravery and hope to help you in this journey.
At McDowell Chartered, our dedicated Wichita, Kansas firm offers adoption services with compassion, integrity, care, and concern. We seek to provide you with all the information you need as a birth parent to ensure your child is raised in a secure, loving home of your choosing. At our office, birth parents as well as adoptive parents will create their own adoption plan while we offer knowledgeable guidance along the way. In this manner, your baby’s adoption can be completed in accordance with your wishes.
Starting along the process of placing your baby for adoption can be overwhelming. You will likely have many questions and concerns. The attorneys at McDowell Chartered are always available to answer your questions and provide additional information about the adoption process. We have also included the following list of frequently asked questions to provide you with an initial overview of adoption in Kansas:
Is adoption the best decision for my baby and me?
This is a question only you can answer. Adoption is a loving decision, made by birth mothers who truly place their child’s best interests above their own desires. There are millions of women of all ages across the country who find themselves pregnant and do not feel they are ready to become a parent. There are countless more families who cannot conceive a child of their own or who are seeking to add an adoptive family into their loving home. For these families, their greatest dream is to become parents.
If you feel you are not ready to be a parent, you can offer your baby the gift of life and the joy of a loving home through adoption. At McDowell Chartered, we work with you to select the perfect home for your baby. If you choose, you can receive updates on your baby’s progress throughout his or her life or maintain some sort of contact. While adoption is a difficult process, birth mothers that select this route generally report feeling proud and at peace with their decision, knowing their child is being raised in a loving and happy environment of their choosing.
Do birth parents choose the adoptive couple for their baby?
Yes. As a birth parent, you have the absolute right to choose the adoptive parents. You also have the option of requesting an attorney or agency to assist in this selection. At McDowell Chartered, we will connect you with a numerous families pre-screened and waiting to adopt a child. The choice of family is yours and we will support and guide you every step of the way.
Will I have to pay legal fees or expenses?
No. All fees and expenses, including medical expenses, will be paid for by the prospective adoptive parents.
Will I receive financial assistance while pregnant and during the birth?
The adoptive parents will pay for your medical, clothing, and other expenses that are not covered by insurance. If you have a Kansas state medical card, the state will pay your medical expenses. An attorney at our office can advise you further as to your ability to obtain financial assistance during the pregnancy.
Will I be able to see my baby after birth?
Yes. You can choose how much contact you desire with your baby following the birth. This is a personal decision that birth mother’s opinions vary on. Some birth mothers will stay with their baby while at the hospital and others elect to have limited or little contact with the baby. The choice is yours and the attorneys at McDowell Chartered are happy to offer guidance with this decision if you so desire.
Will I receive pictures or updates after the baby is placed for adoption?
This is another choice that will be specified in the adoption plan, agreed to by you and the adoptive parents. You can certainly request that the adoptive family provide you with pictures and updates on the growth and progress of your child. These updates can come every few months and continue for years, if you so desire.
How much will my child know about me?
This will depend upon the type of adoption you choose. Your adoption can be open, semi-open, or closed. If your adoption is open, you may have direct and ongoing contact with your child and his or her adoptive family. In a semi-open adoption, you can provide the adoptive family with your medical and social history, as well as your identity and where you live. Limited information can still be exchanged in a closed adoption.
If you are unsure which type of adoption you desire, the attorneys at McDowell Chartered can help. We have assisted countless birth mothers across Kansas in preparing an adoption plan that serves their and their child’s best interests. We will counsel you as to all your available options and assist you in making the important decision of what type of adoption you will pursue.
McDowell Chartered: Assisting Kansas Birth Mothers Through the Loving Process of Adoption
If you are pregnant and considering placing your child up for adoption, the Kansas Adoption Attorneys at McDowell Chartered can help. Our dedicated adoption attorney team understands how difficult it is to make the decision to place your child up for adoption. We believe birth mothers are some of the bravest and most admirable individuals. Our law firm assists birth mothers through all steps of the adoption process, from selecting the right adoptive family for your child to filing of the final paperwork completing the adoption. Our compassionate attorneys are always available to answer your questions and assist you in the difficult but worthwhile quest of placing your child up for adoption. Call us today at (316) 633-4322 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced adoption attorney staff.
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