Building Families, Changing Lives

Welcoming love through domestic adoption

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.

How our domestic adoption process works

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 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

  1. Decide if domestic adoption is the best option for your family.

  2. Submit your Adoption Assistance application on line or mail/email/fax a hard copy to the Adoption Assistance office.

  3. 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.

  4. Gather paperwork for your home study.

  5. Complete home study visits.

  6. In conjunction with your Adoption Worker, create a personal adoption plan of action to determine the best way to build your family.

  7. Compile birthmother letter/profile (if necessary)

  8. Submit profile to the child placing agency

  9. Receive a child referral (information about an available child and birthmother with whom you have been matched)

  10. Accept or reject referral

  11. Prepare your life and home for your child as you wait for paperwork to be completed/ child to be born (if applicable).

  12. Receive notice that it’s time to go to the hospital or travel to bring your child home.

Useful information and resources

Top 10 Reasons You Should Use Adoption Assistance

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Resources to Assist You In Financing Your Adoption

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Legal Documents and Our Suggested Reading List

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People love working with us

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.

Niki A.

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

Adriane M.

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!

Lauren H.

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!

Beth A.
Building Families, Changing Lives
Office Locations
Louisville, ky

173 Sears Ave #267
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 254-2425

Danville, KY

P.O Box 2210
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 319-6075

Nashville, TN

512 S Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 439-0959

New Albany, IN

2867 Charlestown Road
New Albany, Indiana 47150
(812) 670-5548 

Your Adoption Specialists
Adoption Assistance serves families across the entire state of Kentucky. An Adoption Specialist located in your area will travel to your home at no extra mileage charge!

Bowling Green, Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky
Northern Kentucky
Prestonsburg, Kentucky
Shelbyville, Kentucky
Somerset, Kentucky
Paducah, Kentucky


All of Middle Tennessee
Memphis, Jackson, Dyersburg, and parts of West Tennessee
Chattanooga and surrounding area
Knoxville and surrounding area


Southern Indiana
Central Indiana
Northern Indiana

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