Adoption in Topeka, KS
Topeka Adoption Agencies, Attorneys and More
Adoption is a decision based on love. It gives a child the amazing, loving family they deserve, while creating a better future for two hopeful parents and a prospective birth mother.
Adoption is always an option no matter your circumstances.
Adoption is a highly rewarding option when parenting is not.
Adopting a child into your home fulfills dreams.
The right adoption agency can determine the safety and experience of your adoption journey.
“I was scared I wouldn’t be able to care for the baby properly, financially support the baby, and keep up with the baby as he grew older,” Sara said.
“I didn’t know what to do, so I got on the internet and searched ‘adoption’” I was trying to convince myself it was the right thing to do. The next day, I called American Adoptions and left my information… Social worker Erin immediately returned my call. She answered my questions, and we discussed the concept of adoption. When I hung up the phone (crying), I knew this was the right choice for me and the baby. It was what my child deserved.”
Sara didn’t know what to do with her unplanned pregnancy until she did some research and discovered American Adoptions and the resources our agency can provide during the adoption process and beyond.
This guide will introduce you to those resources. But remember, if you’re feeling overwhelmed, there’s really only one professional you need on your Topeka adoption journey — a full-service agency like American Adoptions.
American Adoptions works with pregnant women and adoptive families across the country, but we are also based out of Kansas — so you’re never far from a licensed adoption professional who can travel to you and provide the services you need from start to finish.
If you’re ready to learn more about adoption, you can call us toll free at 1-800-ADOPTION, or fill out our online information forms for prospective birth mothers or prospective adoptive parents.
Topeka Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals [Find the Right Agency for Your Adoption]
A Topeka adoption agency is one of the most important professionals you can count on to guide you through the adoption process. We can provide guidance, support and many of the most important services in your adoption plan, including:
Information and education about adoption for hopeful parents and women facing unplanned pregnancies
Emotional counseling and support to expectant parents who choose to pursue adoption
Help finding an adoption opportunity with a prospective birth mother or a waiting adoptive family
Coordination of financial support, medical care and other needs for prospective birth parents
Coordination of and referrals to adoption attorneys and any other necessary professionals
General adoption planning, support and case management services
American Adoptions is the leading adoption professional in the state of Kansas. Our national offices are conveniently located a short drive away in Overland Park, and we have unique expertise in completing adoptions in our home state. You can find us at:
7500 W. 110th St.
Overland Park, KS 66210
Because we are a licensed child-placing agency in Kansas, we are also able to provide home study services in the Sunflower State — meaning we can truly handle every step of this process from start to finish.
We’re also a national adoption agency that’s able to provide more services and professional care for both birth and adoptive parents than other small, regional agencies. Because of our national scope, we’re able to provide round-the-clock counseling services for expectant parents throughout the adoption process and beyond, and we financially protect adoptive families with a unique Risk-Sharing program.
If you are looking for an adoption agency in Topeka, no professional is better suited to assist you than American Adoptions. To get started today or learn more about our services, contact us online to get free information or call us toll free at 1-800-ADOPTION.
Foster Care Agencies near Topeka
There is more than one way to adopt. Families who are interested in opening their homes to an older child in need might consider adopting through the foster care system. While American Adoptions can only complete private infant adoptions, foster care can be another wonderful way to build a family.
If you’re interested in becoming a foster parent or fostering to adopt in Topeka, these agencies can provide more information and services:
Children’s Alliance of Kansas (foster parent training services only)
International Adoption Agencies in Topeka
There is a third type of adoption you might consider: international adoption. Although it’s not as common as it once was, and the process can be long and complex, this can still be a possibility for some families.
If you want to pursue an international adoption in Topeka, contact the following Kansas international adoption agency branch for more information:
Topeka Adoption Attorneys
Adoption attorneys are needed throughout the adoption process to ensure that adoptive and birth parents are always informed and their adoption process is being completed legally. Topeka adoption attorneys will be there to help guide you through the legal process of Kansas adoption, complete your adoption finalization, and more.
When you work with American Adoptions, your adoption specialist can help coordinate your legal counsel through our trusted network of adoption attorneys, and you won’t need to retain an adoption lawyer on your own. We work with the best adoption attorneys in Topeka and throughout the U.S., so no matter which state’s laws your adoption follows, you can be certain the process is being handled safely and legally.
When you’re a prospective birth parent, these legal services will come at no cost. Adoption is always free to you, so you can focus on doing what’s best for you and your baby.
If you are completing an independent adoption or working with another adoption professional and researching local lawyers on your own, these attorneys can help with your adoption in Topeka:
Home Study Providers near Topeka
All prospective adoptive parents must complete a home study with a Kansas-licensed professional that specializes in the type of adoption they’re interested in pursuing.
Many adoption professionals in Topeka will be able to conduct your home study for you if they’re a licensed home study provider in the state of Kansas. American Adoptions is licensed to provide adoption home study services in Kansas, so if you adopt through our agency, you won’t need to contact a separate professional for this step. While most agencies are unable to meet your home study needs, we won’t let you down.
Additionally, we can provide Topeka adoption home study services for families adopting through another professional. You can learn more about our Topeka home study services here, or research additional home study providers in Kansas here.
Topeka Hospitals for Prenatal, Maternity Care and Delivery
For pregnant women choosing adoption, creating a birth plan is part of the adoption planning process. Having a medical plan in place for your pregnancy and delivery will give you additional peace of mind, especially in knowing our agency has many personal, first-hand experiences with adoption. Remember that medical costs associated with pregnancy and birth are covered for expectant mothers in Topeka.
When you create a hospital plan with your adoption specialist, you will make many important decisions about how you want your delivery experience to go — starting with the hospital you’d like to deliver in. Your adoption specialist will always help you make this and other important decisions in your hospital plan. But, if you’d like to get a jump-start on researching different area medical professionals, the following Topeka hospitals are great options for maternity care and delivery:
St. Francis Health
1700 SW 7th Street, Topeka, Kansas 66606
1500 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66604
Birth and Women’s Center
1412 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66606
Topeka Judicial District Courts for Adoption Finalization
The final stage of the process for adoption in Topeka is finalization, which occurs in your local district court, according to Kansas adoption law. For Shawnee County residents whose adoptions are being finalized locally, your adoption will be finalized through the Third Judicial District Court. Your Topeka adoption attorney will be able to provide you with more information about filing the required adoption petitions and documents with the court.
Whether you are a prospective birth parent or hopeful adoptive parent, your Topeka adoption journey will forever change your life. AJ and his wife had the opportunity to start their family through adoption and will never forget the feeling of being chosen by their birth mother.
“It’s one of the greatest gifts anybody has given me — to choose me to be a father,” AJ said. “I don’t think we could ever repay her enough… It’s the coolest, most unselfish gift anybody can give you.”
Ready to take the first step? Our adoption specialists are here to support you however we can. Whether you want to jump into the Topeka adoption process now or get more free information, you can contact us online any time or call us toll free at 1-800-ADOPTION.
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