Unplanned Pregnancy

As a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, it can be difficult to find the information you need about the local services, resources and options that are available to you — especially if you are thinking about making an adoption plan for your baby.

In the articles below, you can find helpful information about adoption in your state, from the general steps of the adoption process to birth father rights and more.

Remember, no matter where you live, free, 24/7 adoption support and services are always available to you. You can speak with an adoption specialist at 1-800-ADOPTION any time, with no obligation to proceed with the adoption process.

Giving Baby Up for Adoption in Missouri

Before placing a baby for adoption in Missouri, it’s important that you know exactly how giving a baby up for adoption works.

Can You Get Paid for Adoption in Missouri?

'Do mothers get paid for adoption?' It’s a more complicated answer than you might expect.

Finding Adoptive Parents in Missouri

Searching for adoptive parents in Missouri can be overwhelming, but American Adoptions can you with the perfect parents looking to adopt a newborn.

Open Adoption in Missouri

Before choosing an adoptive family in MO, it’s important to know what degree of contact you want: an open adoption, a closed adoption or a semi open adoption.

Missouri Birth Father Rights in Adoption

Giving baby up for adoption without father’s consent is sometimes a possibility, but not always. Learn about adoption without consent in Missouri.

Unplanned Pregnancy in Missouri

A woman with an unplanned pregnancy ultimately has three pregnancy options: parenting, abortion or adoption.


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  • What is the total cost for the entire adoption?

    There are several factors that determine the total cost for an adoption, including the program you choose. Variables such as medical bills, birth mother expenses and legal fees vary for each adoption. We strive to maintain affordable adoptions without cutting corners. Please see the Our Domestic Adoption Programs section for further details.

  • Can we choose the gender of our baby?

    Have your heart set on a bouncing baby boy or a new little princess? American Adoptions now offers a gender-specific option for families hoping for a specific gender. With this option families would pay an additional Gender-Specific Fee to help our agency locate and work with birth mothers meeting this additional criteria. Please note that gender specificity may increase wait time. This fee is in addition to all other program fees and is not considered part of your adoption budget. Please contact us at 1-800-ADOPTION for minimum budget details.

  • Do we need to retain our own attorney?

    No - American Adoptions has established relationships with some of the best adoption attorneys in the nation. It is important to note that adoption laws vary state-to-state and often even county-to-county. As such, it is important to utilize the services of an attorney that specializes in adoption in the state the adoption will finalize in, which we will not know until you are matched with an expectant mother. Retaining your own attorney at this time is not necessary and may be an additional expense to you that is not needed.

  • Adoption Newsletter

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  • Famous Adoptions

    Learn which famous Hollywood actors, sports stars, politicians and other icons have been touched by adoption.

  • Adoption Glossary

    Do adoption terms and phrases leave you feeling confused? Learn the meaning to key adoption words and phrases with our comprehensive adoption glossary.


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