Adoptive Families

adopting familiesWe know that no two adoptions are the same, and no two adopting families have the same set of needs.
 
Megan takes an individualized approach to providing legal advice and adoption services based on your family’s unique circumstances.


Please be aware that adding your name to our adopting families pool does require a payment of $1,500. This fee covers our time spent showing your profile, answering questions until the match is made, and is not contingent upon you being matched with an expectant mother. This fee is non-refundable. To pay this fee, please contact Katie Atwood at 316-267-2000 to coordinate.

A completed home study is not required prior to joining our adoptive family pool, but does need to be completed prior to finalizing your adoption. In order to ensure there is no delay if you are matched quickly, we encourage you to begin your home study as soon as you are ready to adopt. 

We understand that adoption can be a major financial commitment. If you are interested we can connect you with an adoption finance coach to help you find resources to make adoption more affordable for your family. This includes a federal tax credit, grants, loans, employer assistance programs, and creative fundraising options. We don’t want the costs associated with adoption to create a barrier for your family.

If you’re ready to get started, please complete our questionnaire
 
Once you’ve completed the questionnaire, you can create your own personalized adoption profile by Joanna Ivey at Our Chose Child LLC.

608-237-6507 | www.ourchosenchild.com

Once you have finalized your adoption, it will take about 6-12 weeks to receive a letter from our office explaining how to obtain the amended birth certificate. Once you have sent your proof certificate and payment to Kansas Vital Statistics, and you receive the amended certificate back, you will take it and your certified Decree to your local Social Security office to obtain the SSN.