Step 1: Decide if Adoption is the Right Choice for You
Step 2: Create an Adoption Plan that Fits Your Needs
Step 3: Find an Adoptive Family in Missouri
This is one of the more important steps of “giving your baby up” for adoption in Missouri that you get to have a say in. Finding the perfect adoptive parents for your baby can be overwhelming, don’t do this alone. You can choose to find adoptive parents in Missouri or possibly another nearby state, depending on what agency you choose to go with. This way you will have a larger pool of people to choose from so you can find the perfect adoptive family to raise your child. Remember just because you decide to put your baby up for adoption, does not mean you have given up on them. You can give your child a life worth living.
We encourage you to have somewhat of an open relationship with your adoptive family whether that be a completely open one in which you exchange numbers and communicate as much as you would like, or a semi-open relationship in which you can communicate through a third party and receive updates periodically.
The type of relationship you have with your baby’s adoptive family is completely up to you, and you can start building that relationship even before your baby is born. Getting to know the adoptive family, with the help of your adoption specialist, before putting your newborn up for adoption in Missouri can help you feel more comfortable and confident in your adoption decision.
Step 4: Make a Hospital Plan
- Are you ok with the adoptive parents being there for the baby’s birth? This is where building a relationship beforehand can be so helpful.
- Do you want to be the first to hold the baby?
- How much time do you want to spend with the baby after you have given birth?
We can help walk with you through all these decisions. The hospital stay is one of the most emotional parts of putting a baby up for adoption in Missouri. Making these decisions can feel overwhelming and you may be wondering where you should even start? Don’t worry, you still have time. Your first step is calling Options for Women so that we can help you get on the best path for you.