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What Papers Are Needed to Place a Child for Adoption?

If you’re beginning to learn about how to sign up for adoption, you’ll need to prepare for what papers are needed to give a child up for adoption in Kansas or Missouri. Kevin Kenney can answer any questions you might have about the legal requirements and documents involved with placing a child for adoption. The necessary adoption paperwork may vary …

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If You Place Your Baby for Adoption, Can You Get Them Back?

“Can I get my baby back after adoption?” Adoption is a highly emotional process for all involved, but for prospective birth mothers, feelings of confusion and anxiety can hit especially hard — and unexpectedly. No matter how committed a woman is to her adoption plan, she will likely experience some moments of doubt, leading her to wonder what her options …

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Are You Being Pressured to Put Your Baby Up for Adoption?

As a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, you are the only person who can decide what is best for your baby. But if your family members, your baby’s father, or other people in your life have strong opinions about what you “should” do, how do you know the decision you are making is truly yours? If you are considering your …

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What You Need to Know About Safe Haven Baby Adoptions in Kansas City

Sometimes, after a mother gives birth to her baby, she becomes so overwhelmed with the responsibility that she will do anything to not be a mother anymore. Sadly, this can result in tragedies stemming from child abandonment and endangerment. To help prevent this, Kansas and Missouri have created “safe haven” laws, which provide for the safe relinquishment of a child …

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Questions to Ask Adoptive Parents

Starting the process of finding an adoptive family in Kansas City? Kevin Kenney can help you find the perfect prospective adoptive parents based on how you envision your adoption process, how much contact you want to maintain with the family after the adoption and more. To begin, you’ll first have to ask yourself a few questions about the kind of …

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Learning to Speak the Adoption Language

Kevin Kenney has dedicated his career to helping everyone in the adoption trio — the birth parents, the adoptive family, and, of course, the child being adopted. He has helped with hundreds of adoptions in the Kansas City area, which means he’s well-versed in the legal jargon that accompanies the process. However, it’s likely that newbies to adoption — whether …

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What are some Alternatives to Abortion in Kansas City?

If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and know that termination isn’t an option for you, you’re left with two alternative options to abortion: parenting and adoption. But deciding which one is the best option for you may not be an easy choice. The decision you make will affect the rest of your life, and you will have to determine which …

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How Long Does It Take To Adopt a Child in Kansas City?

The length of time that your adoption process will take varies based on a wide range of unpredictable factors, but Kevin Kenney will work to help limit your adoption wait time and ensure the adoption process goes as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Here are answers to some common questions about how long it takes to adopt a child in …

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Understanding Birth Mother Rights in Kansas City Adoptions

Every pregnant woman considering adoption has certain legal rights regarding their adoption. It’s important to know your adoption rights so you can make an informed decision that’s right for you. As your adoption attorney, Kevin Kenney will educate you about your legal adoption rights before, during and after the adoption is finalized. Here are some of the facts that you …

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Is Open Adoption Legally Enforceable in Kansas City?

Whether you’re a prospective birth parent or adoptive parent, the possibility of contact after an adoption is completed can be equally intimidating and exciting. If you have any reservations about open adoption, you may be wondering if open adoption can be legally enforceable in Kansas City. Unfortunately, in both Kansas and Missouri, there are no laws making post-adoption contact agreements …