Adoptive Parents Services
As prospective adoptive parents, we provide you with the following services:
- Initial meeting to discuss the adoption process and answer your questions.
- 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:
- Referrals to caring counselors for the birth parent, if needed or requested.
- Coordinating meetings between the adoptive parents and the birth parents.
- Obtaining medical authorizations from the birth parent.
- Assistance in creating a hospital plan for the birth parent and adoptive parents.
- Coordination with hospital staff regarding the birth parent's stay, as well as the birth parent's and the child's release.
- Assistance in gathering all medical and hospital records.
- Gathering background information on the birth parent, including health, ethnic, and social history.
- Upon request of the adoptive parents, assistance in arranging for drug and HIV screening of the birth parent.
- Assisting the birth parent with transportation to and from treating physicians and hospitals.
- Meeting with the adoptive parents and the birth parent at the hospital after the child's birth (unless distance does not make this feasible).
- Follow-up telephone calls with the birth parent and the adoptive parents.
- All legal work needed for the adoption to be completed by the agency or attorney in your home state.
- Assistance obtaining approval from the Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children (ICPC).
- Access to Federal tax information regarding adoption.
- Coordination assistance between birth mother, birth father, attorney, agency, counselors, and adoptive parents.
We also provide assistance with:
- Information about availability of children in particular localities, including the critical need of parents for some of these children.
- How to collect appropriate documentation.
- Preparation of certain documents on behalf of clients.
- Examination of all required documents for sufficiency.
- Assistance with certain authentication procedures, as required by the child's home state.
- Submission of documents to appropriate authorities.
- Keeping applicants informed on the progress of their applications.
- Informing applicants of the child who has been proposed for adoption by the appropriate organization in the child's home state.
- Providing advice about traveling to the child's home