Our use of the terms “putting up” or “giving up” does not reflect how we feel about adoptive placement. These terms remain the most widely used search terms for those who are considering adoption for their baby, and we wish to reach all who seek this important information.
Helpful Resources When Considering Adoption in Kansas City, Missouri
This page provides adoption information to those who live in Kansas City, Missouri or the surrounding region. If you are considering giving your baby up for adoption, we have gathered information about Pregnancy Resource Centers/Crisis Pregnancy Centers to assist you to confirm your pregnancy, clinics where you may get prenatal care, and a list of hospitals with birthing centers.
For those in Kansas City who wish to adopt a baby, further below on this page you will find home study agency resources and helpful information to assist you with the adoption process.
Additional resources for expectant mothers and prospective adoptive parents in other areas throughout the state of Missouri may be found on our Missouri adoption information page.
Pregnancy Resource Centers in Kansas City and Jackson County, Missouri
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. Many Pregnancy Resource Centers are not staffed by medical personnel, and do not distribute contraceptives. Most are affiliated with pro-life organizations, so encourage parenting or adoption, however not all have religious affiliation. The Pregnancy Resource Centers assisting the Kansas City, Missouri region are:
- KC Care Health Center
- Liberty Women’s Clinic
- Parkville Women’s Clinic
- Rachel House Pregnancy Resource Center
Pregnancy Clinics in Kansas City and Jackson County, Missouri
Pregnancy Clinics are staffed by medical personnel and can address most aspects of prenatal care and family planning. They are able to perform STD and cancer screenings (pap smears, and sometimes mammograms), and can prescribe and distribute contraceptives. Here are some providers of affordable prenatal care in Kansas City:
Information about health coverage for pregnancy care that is available for women in Missouri with limited financial resources is provided at Missouri HealthNet.
Hospitals Serving Kansas City and Jackson County, Missouri
Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans or have other inquiries. The hospitals in Kansas City, Missouri and the surrounding region that offer birthing centers are:
- North Kansas City Hospital
- St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City
- St. Luke’s North Hospital – Barry Road
- Truman Medical Center
Completing the Home Study in Kansas City, Missouri
The purpose of a home study is to assess the suitability and capability of prospective Adoptive Parents to receive a child into their home. There are certain Adoption Home Study Requirements for each state. The process generally includes collection of information with questions about family history, health and financial information, and personal background. Check out List of Expected Adoption Home Study Questions on our page. Here are some home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in the Kansas City, Missouri region:
Bringing Families Together
Having a place to go is a home. Having someone to love is a family. Having both is a blessing. Bringing Families Together offers adoption services to Missouri families seeking to adopt a child.
Christian Family Life Center
Christian Family Life Center, Inc (CFLC) was co-founded in 1979 primarily as a counseling agency and has been blessed to have worked for hundreds of birth parent(s) and adoptive parent(s) over the years in the building of families through adoption.
Good Shepherd Child and Family Services
Committed to caring for all of God’s creation, we work always to appreciate and respect the beauty and uniqueness of the people and places around us. We care responsibly for our work environment and for the larger community in which we work.”
Become A Foster Parent In Kansas City and Jackson County, Missouri
Those who wish to make a difference in the life of a child that is a dependent of the foster care system in Kansas City or the surrounding region may do so by contacting the Missouri Department of Social Services or one of the licensed agencies listed below:
- Angels’ Arms
- Family Forward
- Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition
- Good Shepherd Child and Family Services
- Missouri Baptist Children’s Home
The final step in the legal adoption process is finalization through court action. If your adoption is to finalize in Missouri, the courthouse in Kansas City where the matter will be filed and heard is the 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri.
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