Adoption & Beyond Inc

Putting the Pieces of Your Adoption Together

Stilwell, KS   |  www.adoption-beyond.org

Mission

Adoption & Beyond is a not-for-profit child placing agency licensed by the states of Kansas and Missouri. Adoption & Beyond assists with domestic, embryo, international and private adoptive services. Adoption & Beyond strives to meet the needs of children, prospective birth parents and prospective adoptive parents by providing quality services for adoption.

Notes from the nonprofit

WE ARE BY YOUR SIDE FOR EVERY STEP IN THE ADOPTION JOURNEY

Ruling year info

2005

Executive Director

Steffany Aye

Main address

16236 Metcalf Ave

Stilwell, KS 66085 USA

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EIN

75-3159701

NTEE code info

Adoption (P31)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Adoption is a beautiful thing and helps over 100,000 children find families in the United States every year.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Birth Parent Services

Services provided to prospective birth parents considering adoption for their child are provided free of charge. The services include are counseling, education, living expenses related to the pregnancy, placement services, educational scholarship opportunity and post-placement support. In the event the birth parent chooses to parent follow-up services and referrals are provided.

Population(s) Served
Parents

We provide free consultations to prospective adoptive families to discuss the six different avenues of adoption in order to help a prospective adoptive family determine the right path to pursue for their family.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

The first step in the adoption journey for a prospective adoptive family is an adoptive home study, the adoptive home study is an assessment process to determine whether a family has the ability to care for a child in safe nurturing and healthy environment. In addition, it is an education tool used by Adoption & Beyond to prepare an adoptive family to adopt a child.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

Upon placement of a child with an adoptive family post-adoption/post-placement visits occur to ensure healthy adjustments for everyone. The reports are submitted to the court or country where the adoption occurred.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Children and youth

Adoption & Beyond's Domestic Adoption Program helps build families through adoption. Prospective adoptive families work with our agency to be matched with a local expectant parent to whom Adoption & Beyond is providing adoption support and education. The program allows birth parents to find the adoptive family they feel is best for their child.

Population(s) Served
Families

Where we work

Accreditations

Hague Accreditation 2020

Affiliations & memberships

National Council for Adoption 2020

Metropolitian Adoption Council 2020

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Adoption & Beyond is committed to finding nurturing, permanent families for children by functioning as a licensed non-profit child placing agency. Adoption & Beyond is built upon a respect for life and family development. These principles are the foundation of our various adoption services.

TO PROVIDE education, support and quality services for people seeking to build their families through adoption and to assist in gathering and preparing the social background documents needed in the process.

TO ASSIST women and men in looking at all life giving options for their child and by providing for their emotional needs as they prepare and participate in an adoption plan.

TO SPONSOR workshops in order to educate the public regarding the positive aspects of adoption by presenting information on various adoption topics.

Adoption & Beyond, Inc. we established in 1998, so we have been around for many years serving families. We are a fully licensed non-profit child placement agency in the states of Kansas and Missouri. In addition, we have the prestigious accreditation of being Hague Accredited. This accreditation allows us to work with families wishing to pursue an international adoption and it confirms we provide ethical adoptions with the best interest of children at the heart of every service we provide.

We became a fully licensed adoption agency in the states of Kansas and Missouri in 1998. We became Hague Accredited in 2012 and have successfully completed the 4 year re-accreditation process in 2016 and again in 2020. We have successfully worked with thousands of birth parents, adoptive families and their children. We have successfully networked with other ethical adoption providers and most recently developed our birth parent educational scholarship fund. Adoption & Beyond, Inc.'s commitment to ethical adoption practices and continued education and support of all individuals impacted by adoption is on going.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Case management notes,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We received feedback from our families regarding our tarn-racial training. As a result we have updated our trans-racial training.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Adoption & Beyond Inc

Board of directors
as of 3/18/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jeff Bottenberg

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/05/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability