Choosing Adoptive Parents When Putting Your Baby Up for Adoption in MO

If you’re dealing with an unplanned pregnancy, most likely your life feels out of control. Not only are pregnancy hormones raging through your body, but you’re also dealing with everyday life. Maybe you’re in school, working a full-time job, or raising other little ones. 

You’ll be glad to know if you’ve chosen to make an adoption plan for your baby, you have complete control over the process. You choose both the plan that’s best for you and the adoptive parents who will raise your child.

Choosing your adoption plan

Adoption plans are pretty much based on the amount of contact you want to have with the adoptive couple and your child. Today, the majority of adoptions are open. Open adoption means you and the adoptive family swap identifying information. 

You exchange full names, addresses, phone numbers, and emails. Together, you decide how you want to stay in contact. Personal visits, phone calls or texts, and cards and letters, can be arranged. You get the opportunity to know everyone involved.

If you decide you don’t want to have one-on-one contact or you don’t want any contact at all, that’s perfectly fine too. You can choose either a semi-open or closed adoption plan. No plan is better than another. It’s what’s best for you.

Choosing the adoptive parents

Potential adoptive couples go through an intense process to be qualified to adopt. They need to have a home study to make sure their home and other household members are ready to receive a child. They complete criminal background checks, answer questionnaires, provide financial statements, and create a family profile complete with photos.

Women from all different backgrounds choose adoption. What’s important to one woman in an adoptive couple isn’t always important to another. Some women make lists of qualities they’re looking for while others look for just one or two characteristics.

At A Gift of Hope Adoptions, we not only have potential adoptive families that have directly linked with us, but we also have access to families throughout the entire country. You wouldn’t believe the number of couples hoping and waiting to adopt a little child like yours. 

You’ll work with a personal adoption counselor who will walk you through the process of choosing the right adoptive couple. You’ll talk about your dreams for your child. Do you want them to have siblings? Maybe having a particular religious belief or the opportunity for a college education is important. By telling your personal counselor what’s important to you, they’ll be able to show you adoptive family profiles that closely match what you’re looking for. 

Placing your child for adoption with A Gift of Hope Adoptions

By choosing A Gift of Hope Adoptions, you can be confident we’ll work hard to find just the right family. As a licensed Missouri adoption agency, we’re held to the highest legal and ethical rules. We’ll make sure you understand the Missouri adoption process from start to finish. 

We understand how difficult this decision is. We’ll never manipulate or encourage you to make one choice over another. We’re here to listen and hopefully provide answers to your questions. Whether you’re currently expecting or already a mother, contact us today. You have hope for a brighter future. 

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Elizabeth and A Gift of Hope have been a touchstone during our adoption process. Having had issues with a previous agency – Elizabeth was a breath of fresh air! Reassuring, supportive and empathetic. We are so in love with our daughter and thank A Gift of Hope everyday for her!

AGOHA is a great agency that has provided amazing support and guidance though the adoption process. Would highly recommend AGOHA!

Our family has used their services for adoption. It’s wonderful dealing with someone who is looking out for the whole child, not just placing kids.

A Gift of Hope Adoptions is a Godsend for so many expectant young mothers. I completely recommend this organization for anyone interested in providing a wonderful life for their soon-to-be baby. This organization is also a Godsend for those of us who cannot have our own biological children.

I have recommended A Gift of Hope Adoptions to several mother’s considering adoptions for their babies. They have been so happy to feel supported and empowered through their decision.
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“We adopted both of our sons through A Gift of Hope Adoptions. They helped us every step of the way and answered all the questions we had, and we had a lot! We would not be where we are today, with two busy boys in our family, if it wasn’t for A Gift of Hope.”

“We decided to use A Gift of Hope Adoptions because they are very personal and caring. The wait and uncertainty of adoption seemed daunting, but A Gift of Hope helped make the process go smoothly, and we couldn’t be happier with our beautiful child.”