As prospective adoptive parents, we provide you with the following services:

  1. Initial meeting to discuss the adoption process and answer your questions.
  2. Separate meetings (personally or by telephone) with each birth parent to determine their commitment level.

Once we initiate contact between a birth parent and the adoptive parents, other services we offer include:

  1. Referrals to caring counselors for the birth parent, if needed or requested.
  2. Coordinating meetings between the adoptive parents and the birth parents.
  3. Obtaining medical authorizations from the birth parent.
  4. Assistance in creating a hospital plan for the birth parent and adoptive parents.
  5. Coordination with hospital staff regarding the birth parent's stay, as well as the birth parent's and the child's release.
  6. Assistance in gathering all medical and hospital records.
  7. Gathering background information on the birth parent, including health, ethnic, and social history.
  8. Upon request of the adoptive parents, assistance in arranging for drug and HIV screening of the birth parent.
  9. Assisting the birth parent with transportation to and from treating physicians and hospitals.
  10. Meeting with the adoptive parents and the birth parent at the hospital after the child's birth (unless distance does not make this feasible).
  11. Follow-up telephone calls with the birth parent and the adoptive parents.
  12. All legal work needed for the adoption to be completed by the agency or attorney in your home state.
  13. Assistance obtaining approval from the Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children (ICPC).
  14. Access to Federal tax information regarding adoption.
  15. Coordination assistance between birth mother, birth father, attorney, agency, counselors, and adoptive parents.

We also provide assistance with:

  1. Information about availability of children in particular localities, including the critical need of parents for some of these children.
  2. How to collect appropriate documentation.
  3. Preparation of certain documents on behalf of clients.
  4. Examination of all required documents for sufficiency.
  5. Assistance with certain authentication procedures, as required by the child's home state.
  6. Submission of documents to appropriate authorities.
  7. Keeping applicants informed on the progress of their applications.
  8. Informing applicants of the child who has been proposed for adoption by the appropriate organization in the child's home state.
  9. Providing advice about traveling to the child's home