Adoption in Kansas City, KS
Kansas City, KS, Adoption Agencies, Attorneys and More
If you’re a hopeful adoptive family considering adoption because you want to grow your family, or if you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, adoption is a beautiful choice.
Adoption is a life-changing moment for prospective birth mothers and hopeful adoptive families alike.
“It was very emotional, but I knew I made the right decision for my daughter. She will have a life far better than any I could home to provide, and she has loving, supportive parents who will nurture and guide her. It has been over a year since I placed my daughter with Adam and Suzanne, and the updates I receive reassure me that she is happy, healthy and well-loved,” says Erin, a birth mother who chose adoption through American Adoptions.
The challenges are always worth it in the end, but there are moments when things are difficult. A better understanding of adoption and how it works for both parties goes a long way toward making the process smoother.
Whether you are a prospective adoptive parent or expectant birth parent, this guide to adoption in Kansas City, KS, will help you understand the process, learn about how American Adoptions can help and prepare you to confidently take your next step. You can also learn more about adoption on the other side of the state line with our guide to adoption in Kansas City, Mo., or check out other local resources for nearby cities here.
In the meantime, here’s what you need to know to get started on your Kansas City, KS, adoption.
Kansas City, KS, Adoption Agencies
American Adoptions helps pregnant women considering adoption for their child as well as couples hoping to adopt a child across the United States. We also have a special connection to Kansas City, as our national offices are located nearby in Overland Park. You can find us at:
7500 W. 110th St.
Overland Park, KS 66210
In addition, our Kansas City, KS office is located at:
827 Armstrong Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
In addition to being a national child-placing agency licensed in multiple states, many of our staff have personal connections to adoption. Some have grown their own family through adoption, some are birth parents who chose adoption for their baby, and some were adopted themselves. This personal experience pushes us to provide the families we assist with the most positive adoption experience possible.Whether you’re creating an adoption plan for your child or hoping to become a family through adoption, this means that we can help you complete every step of your Kansas City adoption process from start to finish because we have been through the process ourselves.
“It’s one of the greatest gifts anybody has given me — to choose me to be a father. I don’t think we could ever repay her enough… It’s the coolest, most unselfish gift anybody can give you,’ says AJ, an adoptive father who worked with American Adoptions.
Because of our national scope, we’re also able to provide many advantages not offered by other KCK adoption professionals, including
Financial assistance. Adoption is always free to birth parents. We can work with you to determine what financial assistance you are eligible to receive based on your unique situation.
24/7 support for prospective birth mothers. Even if you know adoption is what’s best for you and your baby, it can come with complicated emotions. Our adoption counselors are here to offer you the support you need.
Home studies for adoptive parents. A home study is a necessary part of adoption and American Adoptions can help you get started with your home study process.
Shorter wait times for adoptive families and birth parents. Working with a national adoption agency like American Adoptions offers a bigger pool of both adoptive families and expectant birth parents. Birth parents will be able to find the perfect adoptive family to raise their baby quicker, and adoptive families will be able to get connected with birth parents in a shorter amount of time.
So, when you choose to work with American Adoptions, you’re getting the best of both worlds — the extensive resources and benefits of a large, national agency, with the same hometown expertise and convenience of a local professional. We would be honored to serve as your Kansas City adoption agency.
When you work with our agency, you’ll have one main point of contact to guide you through the entire process, and you won’t need to worry about coordinating multiple agencies and attorneys on your own.
If you have any questions, or if you are ready to start your Kansas City adoption with American Adoptions, you can always call 1-800-ADOPTION for free adoption information.
Kansas City Adoption Attorneys
Both birth and adoptive parents must separately be represented by a Kansas City adoption attorney. When you work with American Adoptions, the necessary legal services will be coordinated for you by your adoption specialist.
American Adoptions regularly works with some of the best Kansas City, KS, adoption attorneys, including:
When you work with our agency, you will have access to these and the many other excellent adoption attorneys in our national legal network. We work with the best, most trusted adoption lawyers in KCK and across the country — so no matter where your adoption takes place; you can rest assured that the process is being completed to the highest legal standards.
You can find additional local adoption lawyers through the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys.
And remember, when you are prospective birth parent, all fees associated with the process will be taken care of through adoption financial assistance. This includes all legal fees from the attorney.
Home Study Providers for Adoption in Kansas City
American Adoptions is a licensed Kansas home study provider, so when you work with us to complete your adoption, you don’t have to worry about working with multiple adoption professionals. We’ll take care of the adoption home study for you. We can also complete the adoption home study for families adopting through another professional.
While home studies are to be completed for the adoptive family, they are also done in the best interest of the expectant birth mother. Our thorough screening process ensures that only the best and dedicated hopeful adoptive families work with us.
Because of our staff’s personal experience with adoption, we know what it takes to be an amazing adoptive family. Not only are we licensed to provide home studies, but we also know exactly how to identify the best families and provide the best guidance. This means that adoptive families will receive the best support possible, and prospective birth parents can be confident that they are choosing two hopeful parents who are ready to share all of their love. “I feel and know that I have gained four new family members by adding Lauren Marie to the Brad and Diane's family,” says Jennifer of her baby’s adoptive family.
You can request more information about our Kansas home study services here, or find additional home study providers in the Kansas City, KS, area here.
Foster Care Agencies in Kansas City, Kansas
Even though American Adoptions only works with prospective birth mothers and adoptive families pursuing domestic infant adoption, we recognize that there are other paths many hopeful parents choose. If you’re looking to foster to adopt in Kansas City, try:
International Adoption Agencies near Kansas City
In addition to domestic infant and foster care adoption, many families choose to adopt from foreign countries each year. While this process is not nearly as common or straightforward as it once was, it can still be an option for families who work with reputable international adoption agencies. For international adoption in the Kansas City area, the following can help:
Holt International (international adoption home studies only in Kansas)
Kansas City, KS, Hospitals for Prenatal, Maternity Care and Delivery
For pregnant women in Kansas City, KS, who are creating an adoption plan, having a birth plan in place can offer peace of mind. Remember, medical costs associated with the pregnancy, delivery, prenatal care, and post-delivery care are covered for women choosing adoption with American Adoptions.
If you are a prospective birth mother considering adoption in KCK, you will be in control of every aspect of your adoption process, including the hospital stay. You will get to make many important decisions about how you want your delivery experience to go, including choosing the hospital you are most comfortable delivering at.
Your adoption specialist can help you make this choice and create your hospital plan, but if you’d like to start researching your options, some good hospitals for maternity care in the Kansas City area include:
The University of Kansas Hospital
3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66160
Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City
4401 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
North Kansas City Hospital
2800 Clay Edwards Drive, North Kansas City, MO 64116
Kansas City, KS, Courts for Adoption Finalization
The court in which you finalize your Kansas City, Kan., adoption will depend on what part of Kansas City you live in. Kansas adoption law states that adoptions are under the jurisdiction of judicial district courts. Only the adoptive family is required to appear in court for the finalization, not the prospective birth parents.
If you reside in Wyandotte County in the Kansas side of Kansas City, you’ll finalize your adoption in Kansas City here. American Adoptions will provide legal representation for both expectant birth parents and hopeful adoptive families. While you will be legally protected, your adoption specialist will facilitate everything for you, so that you have one less thing to worry about.
Whether you are hoping to adopt a child or considering placing a baby for adoption in Kansas City, KS, this will be a life-changing journey. If you are ready to get started, or if you’d like to get more information about American Adoptions’ services for prospective birth parents and adoptive families in Kansas City, reach out to our adoption specialists today to get free information any time.
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