Frequently Asked Questions
Question: I'm ready to begin the adoption process. What should I do first?
The first step is to request an Adoption Information Packet from us. You may then meet with our Adoption Specialist so that we are given an opportunity to get to know you and you are given an opportunity to get to know us and our philosophy on adoption. Families and individuals interested in adoption must then be approved through a family assessment (also known as the adoption home study) before a child can be placed in their home. We will be happy to complete your homestudy, or if you reside out-of-state, we recommend you have a homestudy completed by a licensed social worker in your area.
Question: Who can adopt?
ANSWER: Families approved through the homestudy process that can provide a stable, nurturing environment for a child are welcomed applicants to our infant adoption program.
We do not place rigid guidelines on age, religion, number of children in the home, etc. Each applicant is reviewed on an individual basis, considering ability to nurture and care for a child. Applicants may be single or married, of any race or religion. We do require that married couples have been married for a minimum of two years prior to application.
We also ask that adoptive families be willing to accept a child of either sex or to understand that designating a particular sex may require a longer wait.
Families with an income of $25,000 or less may be eligible for some reduction in cost.