Adoption Option


Legacy of an Adopted Child

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Once there were two women
Who never knew each other 
One you do not remember
The other you call mother

Two different lives
Shaped to make yours one
One becomes your guiding star
The other becomes your sun.

The first gave you life
The second taught you to live in it
The first gave you the need for love
The second was there to give it

One gave you nationality
The other gave you a home
One gave you the seed of talent
The other gave you aim.

One gave you emotion
The other calmed your fears
One saw your first sweet smile
The other dried your tears.

One gave you up
It was all that she could do
The other prayed for a child
And was led her straight to you

And now you ask me
through your tears
The age-old question
through the years

Heredity or environment
Which are you the product of?
Neither my darling, neither
Just two different kinds of love.



Adoption Option, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit licensed child placing agency in both Missouri and Kansas. It has offices conveniently located in both states and has assisted in placing close to 1100 children with adoptive families. We have facilitated adoptions in numerous states and with many foreign countries.

Adoption Option believes expectant and birth parents are among the most selfless people in the world. We have worked with hundreds of expectant and birth parents throughout the years and have never met one who did not want to parent their baby. They make adoption plans for their child out of unconditional love – putting their child’s needs before their own. At Adoption Option, we believe there are three ways to build a family – birth, marriage, and adoption. Adoption is a natural way to build a family. We believe the child is special because of who he or she is, not because they are adopted.