Adoption is an act of love that, like parenting or abortion, can be heavy to consider. We will walk with you as you decide whether placing your child for adoption is the best decision for you.
At A Better Choice, we can connect you with a trusted adoption attorney who can answer your questions free of charge before you make your decision. She will educate you on your rights as the birth parent, and help you create an adoption plan—all on your terms.
To consider whether adoption is right for you, start by asking some questions.
What are the Different Types of Adoption?
What is Open Adoption?
In an open adoption, the birth mother and adoptive family have some personal interaction based on a written agreement. The parties can contact each other directly without the mediation of the adoption agency.
What is a Semi-Open Adoption?
In a semi-open adoption, the birth mother and adoptive family can maintain contact with each other after the adoption is finalized. They send pictures and letters to each other on a set schedule. Communication is managed by the adoption agency.
What is a Closed Adoption?
In a closed adoption, the adoptive family receives only the medical and social history of each birth parent and their family. The birth mother can select the adoptive family based on non-identifying profiles, but is not expected to communicate with them.
Do I get to choose the adoptive parents?
Yes. As the birth mother, you decide what you’re looking for in a family for your child. You can narrow it down to race, values, religion, and even personality traits.
How Long Does the Birth Mother Have to Change Her Mind?
In Kansas, birth mothers have at least 12 hours after the birth to change their minds about the adoption.
Start Your Adoption Journey in Wichita, KS
Entrusting your child to another family can be a beautiful act of love and trust. Our compassionate team is here to answer your questions and give you the support you deserve, so you can make an empowered choice for your unplanned pregnancy.