Welcome! Adoptive Parents
As you begin the adoption process there
are many things to think about. There are so many issues involved,
that if you are just
starting to think about adoption it can be very confusing and
overwhelming. At A Child’s Dream we understand what you
may be feeling, and the many questions you may have. Adopting
a baby can be a long and hard process, but we believe that it
can also be enjoyable and exciting. Our adoption coordinating
staff is highly trained in adoption procedures and will work individually
with you, to create an adoption plan that fits your family uniquely.
Unlike other agencies, we spend a majority of our time working
with birth parents, and building relationships and respect with
them. This allows us to more quickly and accurately match the
needs of adoptive parents with those of the birth parents. This
is evident in the many children placed into loving homes over
the past few years, as well as the number of adoptive parents
who return to us for multiple adoptions.
About Our Services
At A Child's Dream we realize that
each family is unique. Instead of trying to use a set formula,
we work individually with birth parents and adoptive parents to
provide an adoption plan that will best fit everyone’s situation.
Our goal throughout this process is to match the needs and desires
of the adoptive couple as closely as possible with those of the
birth parents and baby. Though each adoption is distinct, there
is a simple three-step process we follow, that will make the adoption
process not only easy to understand, but enjoyable as well.
Step 1: Initial Contact and Application
Adoptive parents contact our agency, informing us of their
desire to adopt.
- They can print off the adoptive parent packet
from our website, this includes the application.
- Once filled
out, the adoptive parents send their application packet to
the agency. There is a non-refundable application
fee of $500.00. This fee allows us to process all paperwork
been submitted to our agency.
- The adoptive parents will
also need to send an original copy of their home study, and
three color profiles of
in order for the birth parents to select the adoptive
parents for their child.
Step 2: Matching with Birth
- Our agency keeps a record of all adoptive parents
which includes a list of the following information: ages,
length of marriage,
number of children already in the home, general occupation,
religious preference, what type of child desired, and adoption
budget. We are a non-gender specific agency.
- Each birth parent
also fills out a form listing their preferences for adoptive
parents. Some birth parents may desire a specific
age range or religion, while others are more open.
- Each birth
parent receives at least three different profiles based upon
matches to their preferences. The adoptive parents
will generally be called before they are presented to a
birth parent, giving them the opportunity to look over their
and decide if they would like to be presented to that particular
parent or not. However, there are times where we are not
able to get in touch with the adoptive parents quickly enough,
and in those situations we ask the birth parents to pick
and third choice so that we can proceed should the adoptive
couple decide not to proceed with the adoption match.
adoptive parents will receive an estimate of the total cost
of the adoption, generally before they are presented,
but in the
case of the agency not being able to contact them before
they are presented, they will be informed of the estimated
before they are required to commit to the birth parents.
Step 3: The Final Interview
- Once all paperwork has been submitted,
and the adoptive couple has been matched with the birth parents,
they will be required
to interview with our agencies agent. The interview and
counseling session will take approximately two hours, and will
placement with the child.