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How Adoption Agencies Can Help Birth Mothers

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Whether you’ve considered it for your entire nine months of pregnancy or just within the last few weeks, adoption is a difficult decision. Working with a reputable adoption agency means you have the support and counseling you need before, during, and after placement.
Choosing The Adoption Agency
You should select an adoption agency that provides not only the state’s adoption regulations, but also emotional and physical support. A Gift of Hope Adoptions has the resources and counselors to help you make this critical decision.

All of our services are entirely free for expectant mothers and birth mothers. You pay nothing for legal representation, counseling, agency fees, etc. The adoptive couple you choose typically pays those expenses.
Missouri Regulations For Birth Mother Assistance
As in all states, it is illegal to pay money to a woman in exchange for her baby in Missouri. An expectant mother or birth mother can receive payment for “customary and reasonable” living expenses related to her pregnancy and giving birth.

A one-on-one meeting between our adoption specialist and each expectant mother helps us determine her financial needs and the assistance required. Our agency arranges payment for possible living and pregnancy-related expenses such as rent, utilities, groceries, transportation to medical appointments, and even maternity clothes.

Missouri allows payment for all medical expenses for the birth mother and baby (if not already covered by Medicaid or the birth mother’s insurance). Sometimes, the adoptive parents provide ongoing support, such as counseling for the birth mother after giving birth.
What A Gift Of Hope Adoptions Provides
Not only is it important to find the best potential adoptive family for your child, but it’s also essential to find help for you. Our counselors offer information and referrals to resources in your area that will help you now and down the road, whether you choose to place your child for adoption or parent. Examples may include:

Ongoing support groups
Financial resources
Job-search assistance
Educational resources
Child care resources
Medical referrals
Legal resources
Nationwide advertising for adoptive families
Matching services with families who meet your criteria
In-person counseling if you are a Missouri resident or over-the-phone case management
Making The Decision To Place For Adoption

If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and are considering adoption, we can give you the information you need. Knowing what to expect during the adoption process and beyond help you make a confident decision.

Contact us today. Calling us doesn’t mean you’re committing to an adoption plan. It means you are researching your options and want as much information as possible. Let us know how we can help you.

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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.”