Adoption Process for Adoptive Families
This is an exciting step toward your forever family! We want to make the path as smooth as possible.
Partner with your Choice Network Coach. Whether you’re adopting for the first time or have been through the process before, your trusted Coach will help you navigate the application and the financial, legal and relational spaces of adoption now through post-placement. We respect your needs and what’s important to you -- no question is off limits. We are here for you. To contact your Coach, simply click the “chat” icon at the top of the page.
Complete application. Are you a Family by Choice? We’d love to get to know your story better, your hopes for adoption, and determine if we’d work well together. We do have a limit of how many families we partner with at a time. Please complete the application here to be considered for our program.
Secure your home study. Before being considered by a birth family, you must have a completed home study through a qualified agency or organization. If you would like a referral, your Choice Network Coach is happy to help! The home study process can take anywhere from one to three months, dependent upon the agency and the expedience with which you complete needed documentation (child characteristics, home fire inspection, and background checks, to name a few).
Complete your orientation training. Once we have received and approved your application and home study paperwork, we’ll open the Choice Network orientation training including how we operate, agency fees, the beauty of open adoption, etc. Your Coach can walk you through the process and answer questions along the way.
Build your online profile and make a love connection. Your ‘ChooseLove Now’ online profile is your beautifully unique story. Share pictures, videos and letters with expectant mothers to read and learn more about why you’d be a solid family for her child. This is your time to shine! We encourage you to be 100% authentic -- don’t try to “sell” yourself, but really display your gratitude to her, your hopes for your child, as well as your life, family and interests. When you lead with love and gratitude, you can never go wrong! Your Coach will help you make a solid profile you feel confident in.
Connect and stay connected. Choosing adoption through Choice Network means a beautiful, open relationship with your child and their birth family. Build this relationship of love and trust online in our special, secure interactive community ‘ChooseLove Forever’, where you can share messages, videos, photos and more. We will set this up for you, and you can use this tool wherever you are, whenever you’d like, to build -- and maintain -- that bridge of love.