Couples come to the idea of adoption through many roads.
Some feel called while many have walked the difficult road of infertility, miscarriages, and loss.
We understand and believe that both grief and hope are inherent in the adoption process and want to help couples process all the emotions of that and the options that are available to them in adoption.
We offer comprehensive adoption services including pre-placement training, home study services, mediation of openness, and post-adoption support that encompasses ongoing events, counseling, and resources. Open adoptions may be a new concept for families exploring adoption and we want to help families understand the why and the how of openness. We also recognize families often have questions and concerns about the financial risk of adoption.
Our staff are ready to help you process all of these questions and more and walk with you as you look to create or grow your family through adoption.
Contact us today to schedule a free agency orientation.
Timeline of Adoption
We often have questions about the timeline of adoption for families. This can be a difficult question to answer as there are many factors that impact it. See below for an outline of the timelines. Phase 2 has variable wait times as we do not show profiles to expectant parents based on who has waited the longest, but based on best fit in terms of their preferences and history along with those of the adoptive families. Some people wait only a couple of weeks and others wait a couple of years.
PHASE 1 : 3-6 MONTHS
Complete application documents.
Once approved, attend required pre-placement training.
Complete home study paperwork, background checks, and interviews.
PHASE 2 : VARIABLE
Become a waiting family.
Be chosen by a birth family and matched for placement.
Baby is here!
Baby will come home with you from the hospital.
The Final Pieces
PHASE 3 : 6 MONTHS
Birth parents’ rights are voluntarily relinquished to DPA. DPA retains custody.
DPA conducts post-placement visits with your family.
Court held to finalize adoption and transfer custody to you as the forever parents!