Adoption Agencies, Information, and Resources in Overland Park

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Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Overland Park

We prepared this page to provide information for those who are considering adoption and live in or near Overland Park, Kansas or in the Johnson County region.  If you are thinking about giving your baby up for adoption, we have collected information about Crisis Pregnancy Resource Centers to help you confirm your pregnancy, clinics where you may get affordable prenatal care, and a list of hospitals with a Labor and Delivery department.

If you are in the Johnson County region of Kansas and are thinking about adopting a baby, we also have information on this page about home study agency resources and helpful information to assist you with the adoption process.

Additional resources for hopeful adoptive parents or expectant mothers and throughout the state of Kansas may be found on our Kansas State Page.

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Overland Park

Pregnancy Resource Centers, sometimes also called “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” are usually not-for-profit clinics where expectant parents may seek assistance to confirm a pregnancy and review and discuss available options.  Most Pregnancy Resource Centers are not staffed by medical personnel, and do not prescribe contraceptives.  Many are united with pro-life organizations, so encourage parenting or adoption, however not all have religious affiliation. Pregnancy Resource Centers serving those in the Johnson County region that are in or close to Overland Park are:

Advice & Aid Pregnancy Centers (multiple locations)
Johnson County Health Division
Planned Parenthood

Affordable Prenatal Care in Overland Park

Medical clinics are staffed by medical personnel and can address most areas of family planning, including prenatal care. They are able to perform STD and cancer screenings (pap smears, and sometimes mammograms), and can prescribe and distribute contraceptives. The clinic located near to Overland Park, Kansas that provides affordable prenatal care for Johnson County residents is:

Johnson County Health Division Clinic in Olathe

In addition, information about prenatal care through Medicaid that is available in Kansas to women with limited financial resources may be found at KanCare.

Hospitals in Overland Park, Kansas

Developing a hospital plan to specify what your wishes are during the time of delivery, is something that we recommend you prepare and provide to the hospital in advance of the baby’s birth. The hospitals with Labor and Delivery Departments serving the Overland Park, Texas region are:

Adventist Health Shawnee Mission
Overland Park Regional Medical Center
Saint Luke’s South Hospital

Completing the Home Study in Overland Park

One of the key aspects of every adoption process is the home study assessment.  The purpose of a home study is to confirm the capability and stability of prospective Adoptive Parents to have a child placed into their home. There are certain Adoption Home Study Requirements for each state. The process usually includes providing documents to confirm information as well as furnishing family history, health and financial information, and personal background. Here are some legally qualified home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in Overland Park, Kansas or the Johnson County region:

Adoption & Beyond
Adoption & Beyond is a full-service child-placing agency providing comprehensive services to families during the adoption process and beyond. 

Adoption Option, Inc.
Adoption Option, Inc. works with prospective couples and individuals wishing to build their family through adoption.

Become a Foster Parent in Overland Park

Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Johnson County or the surrounding region may do so by contacting one of the district offices listed on the website for the Kansas Department for Children and Families or one of the licensed agencies listed below:

Cornerstones of Care
Fostering Joy
KVC Health Systems
TFI Family

Court Information

The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. If your adoption is to finalize in Johnson County, the matter will be filed through the Probate Division of the Johnson County District Court.

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