Is adoption an option for me?

Is adoption an option for me?

Knowing if adoption is the right choice for you and your child is a profoundly personal decision. It’s essential to take your time and understand what placing your child for adoption will mean. Our counselors will talk with you about your current situation and thoroughly explain the adoption process to help determine if it’s best for you.

Making An Adoption Plan

Adoption requires a great deal of trust from everyone involved. Choosing a reputable adoption agency like A Gift of Hope Adoptions is crucial to receiving care and respect. You will work closely with one of our adoption specialists to thoroughly explain the process.

There are three plans to consider: open, semi-open, or closed adoption. Choosing the best plan depends on the amount of contact you wish to have with your child’s adoptive family.

Choosing Your Family

As you move along in the adoption process, you’ll look at potential adoptive parent profiles. A profile will have photos of the couple and information about their careers, faith, hobbies, family, etc. Learn more about selecting the adoptive couple in “What Qualities To Look For In Adoptive Parents.”

You and the potential adoptive parents also fill out a Potential Contact Form. The two forms have similar questions about the amount of contact you want to have with each other. If your answers are similar, you may have found your match!

Is Adoption Right For You?

If you are weighing this option, consider your answers to these questions:

  • What is your perception of adoption?
  • Have you considered parenting?
  • Can you provide a safe, loving environment for your child?
  • Is there someone in your life you trust to watch your child while you work or go to school?
  • Is having both a mother and father important for your child and you?
  • Do you believe it is possible to find the perfect family to raise your child?

There are more questions to be answered and thoughts to be shared. You do not make a final decision until after your child is born. You are free to change your mind up until legal placement, which in Missouri is no sooner than 48 hours after giving birth.

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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.”