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Expectant Parents

Helping expectant parents navigate the Adoption Process

Helping Expectant Parents Navigate the Adoption Process

Making an adoption plan can give your baby a positive future

Placing your baby for adoption is not an easy decision, but it is an act of love. At Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, we understand the nervousness and uncertainty that an unexpected pregnancy brings. That’s why our caring and supportive staff will be with you every step of the way throughout the entire process. We want both you and your baby to have a positive future.

As a state licensed child placing agency, we will provide:

  • Caring, non-judgmental support throughout your pregnancy, birth of your baby and beyond
  • Confidential individual counseling
  • Education about Catholic Charities’ adoption process including open adoption and legal rights
  • Profiles of families who want to adopt and have been fully evaluated through background checks, home visits, interviews and reference checks
  • On-site support at the hospital, serving as your advocate as you place the baby with the adoptive parents
  • Post-adoption support

All services are available to expectant parents free of charge.

Are you pregnant and considering adoption?

We help you explore your thoughts and feelings while you carefully consider your decision to parent or create an adoption plan.

We are advocates first and foremost for you and your child. We believe that children are best served by preserving their connection to their family of origin. The best decision for you and your child comes from you. We will support you, whether you decide to parent or to place your child in a loving adoptive home.

We offer support throughout your pregnancy. Through our Pregnancy Support Services, you will receive counseling, education and assistance throughout your pregnancy and recovery.

The final decision is yours. If you choose to make an adoption plan, you also choose the family for your child. Adoptive couples who are struggling with infertility or other medical issues are qualified through Catholic Charities. They are required to undergo a comprehensive home study which includes a reference check, background screening and more. Once they are approved to adopt, the couples create profile books for viewing by the expectant parents.

You choose the relationship you would like to have with the adoptive family. Through the open adoption process at Catholic Charities, you will have the opportunity, if you choose, to meet the prospective adoptive family. Together, you will make decisions regarding your on-going involvement and communication. All of our prospective adoptive families are well-educated on the value of open adoption and the needs of adopted children and expectant families.

Support continues post-adoption. The support Catholic Charities provides you throughout your pregnancy will not disappear after placing your child for adoption. We’re here for you to help you cope with the impact of your decision so that you can continue to successfully move forward.

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas is part of the Adoption Association serving Kansans. Please click the button above to read FAQs and view additional resources.

Caring Support

Whether You Choose Adoption or Parenting

Catholic Charities professionals can provide essential support for you by helping you to consider your options and get all the information you need about pregnancy, parenting and adoption. Our goal is to help you achieve clarity and confidence about a decision that is best for you and your baby.

We help you continue to pursue your personal goals, such as ways to continue with school and/or employment, while supporting pre- and post-natal care. Our pregnancy support services are free.

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Our Service Area

Counseling and Supporting Parents Across Northeast Kansas

We serve the 21 counties of Northeast Kansas: Anderson, Atchison, Brown, Coffey, Doniphan, Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Lyon, Marshall, Miami, Nemaha, Osage, Pottawatomie, Shawnee, Wabaunsee and Wyandotte.

No matter where you live, we can assist you in this process.

Adoption Office Address:
9720 West 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212

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