You’ve been through a lot to get here. Your hearts are hurting, but your hopes are high. We want to assure you, A Gift of Hope Adoptions offers adoption services with the highest integrity.
If the idea of starting the adoption process seems overwhelming, we’re here to help you. Our adoption services are comprehensive, and our specialists will walk through every stage of the process with you.
We’ll never raise your hopes falsely or string you along. Your specialist will thoroughly explain your financial and legal requirements beforehand.
Between matching you with the perfect birth mother (and father) to assisting you with your Adoptive Parent Profile, the staff at A Gift of Hope Adoptions will be by your side. We get it. It’s a demanding, emotional undertaking, but our Adoption Counselors are here for you.
Financial Expectations in Missouri
You might pay for certain expenses for your birth mom. Missouri has specific standards for reasonable and unreasonable private, domestic adoption fees. Generally, the expenses commonly allowed by statute include:
- Maternity-related medical and hospital costs
- Temporary living expenses of the mother during pregnancy
- Counseling services
- Reasonable legal fees
- Travel costs, meals, and lodging when necessary for court appearances or accessing services
Placement in Missouri
After a child is born, the birth mother must wait at least 48 hours before consenting to terminate her parental rights. If both birth parents gave consent properly, it becomes final and cannot be changed.
As a result, the right of a birth parent to change their mind afterward is limited. Finalization usually occurs six months after placement with the adoptive family.
At A Gift Of Hope Adoptions, we will put together the necessary paperwork, set up the court hearing, and assist you through the process. We’ll also help you obtain a new birth certificate and other essential records.
Let Us Assist You
If you want to adopt, we’re here to serve you. Although adoption is an emotional and challenging journey, we promise to be alongside you every step of the way. Contact us today.