Missouri Open Adoption Guide
A guide to open adoption in Missouri.
It is Never Too Late
It is never too late to place your baby for adoption in Missouri. From the first few weeks of pregnancy to the third trimester and beyond, you can always contact Adoptions With Love for support. You can make an adoption plan after baby is born, too. Expectant/birth moms considering open adoption in Missouri can always find support. AWL can send a professional adoption counselor to you, wherever you are. There are never any fees for expectant/birth mothers.
In the great state of Missouri, a birth mother may not sign any legal documents agreeing to the adoption until at least 48 hours (2 days) after the baby is born.
While the term “giving baby up for adoption” is still used in everyday conversation, we know that dated phrase is wrong. The truth is: Lovingly placing a baby for adoption is anything but “giving up.” Making an open adoption plan is a brave, thoughtful, and selfless decision. Not only does adoption not mean saying goodbye forever (remember that open adoption keeps the door open for future relationships), but it also means the start of a wonderful life for your child. As you work through the emotional decision of open adoption, Adoptions With Love is here for you every step of the way.
Do you want to work with an adoption agency that has a long record of compassionately serving Missouri for more than 35 years? Contact us by text (SMS) at 617-777-0072, by phone at 1-800-722-7731, or by message online. We can answer your call any time of day or night, any day of the week.