Preparation and Education

All Aboard for Your Adoption JourneyOur effort to supply information takes a variety of forms. Most people begin their adoption inquiry with a phone call. The most obvious eligibility questions will be answered at that time. After the application process has been initiated, interested families continue with Preparation and Education. Three in-person sessions along with online training and self-selected options from an agency approved list provide updated information on adoption issues. An honest appraisal of open adoption, considering both its strengths and weaknesses will be discussed.

It is our sincere hope that after absorbing all of this information, families will be able to make sound decisions about pursuing an open adoption.

To help you plan, the upcoming Preparation and Education schedule is presented below.

All Aboard for Your Adoption Journey

Climb aboard as our experts present the roadmap and answer your questions about the infant adoption process, expenses, and the Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas Adoption Program. The upcoming dates for this session are listed below.

Unpacking the Suitcase

Bring your adoption journey to life on this informative tour through online education*, the hospital experience, and legal paperwork. Our experts will present other Travel Guides** for you to consider as well. This tour requires discussion and participation, so be prepared!*** The upcoming dates for this session are listed below.

Putting Your Best Foot Forward

In this highly-interactive tour, experts will guide you through the journey of putting your best foot forward, developing your profile, and sharing it with potential birthparents who want YOU to be the parents of their child. The upcoming dates for this session are listed below.

May 4, 2018 July 20, 2018 To be determined
September 14, 2018 October 19, 2018 November 30, 2018
January 18, 2019 February 15, 2019 March 29, 2019
May 10, 2019 June 14, 2019 July 12, 2019
September 13, 2019 October 11, 2019 November 8, 2019
January 10, 2020 February 7, 2020 March 6, 2020


*Online Education

**Travel Guides

  • Open Adoption 101: What to consider, How to Establish Important Relationships and Ways to Stay Connected.
  • Let's Talk Adoption
  • Creating an Adoption Profile that Works

 Family Feet

***Please take notes and be prepared to discuss three of the following (Click on each link to preview):

 If you have any questions about any of these classes, dates, requirements, or about our adoption program in general, please contact Lori Titsworth at 620-792-1393.


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