We provide comprehensive support for families seeking to adopt a child domestically within the United States. Our dedicated team assists families in adopting children from birth through their teenage years, ensuring a wide range of adoption opportunities while focusing on the placement of newborns.
Birthmothers (and at times birthfathers) typically select a family to adopt her unborn child by reviewing profiles and consulting with our birthmother counselors. Once the child is born, the child leaves the hospital with the adoptive family. At other times, a family may adopt a waiting child on a website such as www.adoptuskids.org or an older child needing a family due to the birth family’s inability to care for a child.
Adoption Assistance families have the opportunity to adopt children referred by Adoption Assistance, attorneys, hospitals, out of state child placement agencies and private individuals. With the many ways Adoption Assistance clients can build their family, placements occur in a relatively timely manner.
Domestic adoption: the step by step process
Decide if domestic adoption is the best option for your family.
Submit your Adoption Assistance application on line or mail/email/fax a hard copy to the Adoption Assistance office.
Upon receipt of the application, Adoption Assistance will immediately email you a pdf file containing a checklist and the documents you need to begin the process. You will also be assigned a personal Adoption Worker who will call and introduce herself within 24/48 hours.
Gather paperwork for your home study.
Complete home study visits.
In conjunction with your Adoption Worker, create a personal adoption plan of action to determine the best way to build your family.
Compile birthmother letter/profile (if necessary)
Submit profile to the child placing agency
Receive a child referral (information about an available child and birthmother with whom you have been matched)
Accept or reject referral
Prepare your life and home for your child as you wait for paperwork to be completed/ child to be born (if applicable).
Receive notice that it’s time to go to the hospital or travel to bring your child home.
Five years ago we were blessed to use Adoption Assistance in conjunction with American Adoptions to bring our son into our home. The social worker was so kind and attentive and helped to guide our adoption process. We are blessed to still see the way Adoption Assistance continues to work to bring families together.
Adoption Assistance is amazing and helped us complete our family in 2017. We were home study approved in January of 2017 and, through the awesome networking they do with agencies and adoption attorneys, we brought our little guy home in April of the same year! Julie is outstanding and very attentive and was there with us every step of the way
There are no words to express the gratitude I have for Adoption Assistance. They are honest, hard working, detail oriented, and just simply a blessing. Lisa Mosley has worked and helped us from domestic situations to international processes. She is a joy to work with and her kindness and understanding are unmatched. Thank you Adoption Assistance!
Adoption Assistance has helped us complete multiple adoptions. They are compassionate, kind, professional and caring. They take time to answer questions and provide insight and reassurance. We have nothing but great things to say about Adoption Assistance!