Hoping to Adopt

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.

Frequently asked questions

What is an open adoption?

Open adoption gives the birth mother (and father, if available) the chance to become a part of their child’s life with the adoptive parents. Today, an estimated 60% or more adoptions are open, but no two are the same. You create the plan that’s right for you.

Is adoption an option for me?

Adoption is a wonderful parenting option, but only you can decide if it’s the best choice for you and your child. Women in all situations and from all walks of life have been where you are now. By learning more about this option, you can make a confident decision.

Adoption vs. Abortion

None of your choices for your unexpected pregnancy are easy. Abortion seems like a quick fix, but many women struggle with regret and grief. Making an adoption plan isn’t a simple solution, but it is courageous and selfless. Take a look at your options.