Building a family through adoption involves educational, social, emotional, spiritual, and legal processes. Adoptive applicants need to be prepared to make a lasting commitment to the child who becomes a part of their family. The agency and birth parents expect an adoptive couple to have good moral character; to be healthy, financially and emotionally secure; and to be able to provide the child with love, understanding, guidance, and companionship.
Eligibility Requirements for Infant Adoption through Kansas Catholic Charities
- Applicants must reside in the State of Kansas.
- Applicants must be legally married for a period of at least one year at the time of application for adoption.
- Applicants must be 21 years of age at the time of application for adoption.
- Applicants must provide a physician's statement showing good physical and emotional health.
- Applicants must be affiliated with a church of choice; a reference from pastor will be required when the adoption home study begins.
- Documented infertility or medical conditions that recommend against pregnancy are a prerequisite for the application for adoption.
- Applicants must have sufficient income and assets to be able to support their family and care for a child.
- Applicants must show that adequate, stable and safe living conditions will be provided for a future adopted child. Home ownership is not required.
Reasons for Ineligibility for Infant Adoption
Each agency in the Adoption Association of Kansas Catholic Charities is a licensed, nonprofit child placing agency. In order to protect and assure children the maximum opportunities for security, growth and development, each agency has the right to deny adoption services to applicants.