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How Adoption Works | For Adoptive Families

Adopting a child is one of the most loving decisions you’ll ever make.

We’ll help you through the process with education on how adoption works for adoptive families while supporting you throughout the entire process.

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Families shouldn’t feel overwhelmed or alone when it comes to the adoption process.

Waiting to welcome a child into your home through adoption is one of the hardest waits you might ever experience.

The adoption process involves more than just making a payment and hoping for the best, which is why our compassionate team of professionals is here to support you every step of the way and answer any questions you have.

You won’t have to go through the adoption process alone.

Here’s what to expect from our full-service adoption agency:

Applying to Adopt a Child

Request an application from our team.

Mail us your adoption program application and required fee.

Our Board of Directors will review your application within 7-10 days.

Receive our review decision via email.

Complete your contract with our Adoptive Family Coordinator.

Complete the required adoption training.

Get grant information for funding your adoption, if you’d like.

Preparing for & Finalizing Your Adoption

Receive ongoing adoption education and support.

Complete a home study and inspection.

Choose an adoption agency to guide you.

Wait for an expecting mom to choose your family.

Get to know the mom (if she's chosen open or semi-open adoption).

Travel to the hospital when she gives birth.

Wait for Mom to sign her consent and relinquish her rights to the child.

Take the baby into your care and leave the hospital.

Complete post-placement visits.

Attend a finalization hearing to receive legal custody of the child.

Go to adoptive family support groups, if you’d like.

To learn more about finalizing your adoption with our post-placement services, please visit this page. For information on fundraising your adoption, check out this blog post.

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We’ll be by your side, before and after you welcome a child into your home.