Questions and Answers

Answers to commonly asked questions.

A. This will depend on the specific adoption laws in your state. We will provide you with current and accurate information.
A. No, all services to expectant parents and their families are free of charge.
A. Yes, we will provide you with lifelong resources. We also have an annual birthmother retreat.
A. No, our agency processes don’t require that you share your plan with your family. We are here to meet you where you’re at and create the adoption vision that meets your needs. We can also help you talk to your family about your plan if you wish.
A. We provide our families with a detailed training on open adoption. We have an in-depth adoptive parent screening process, complete every background check available and a comprehensive homestudy.
A. Absolutely, we welcome all families and don’t restrict on the basis of race, ethnicity or religious beliefs. We have families who are straight, LGBTQ, married and single. Collectively, we have over 200 families to choose from. View Open Adoption & Family Services Waiting Families. | View Friends in Adoption Waiting Families.
A. Definitely, you’ll meet with them often as you plan the adoption. You’ll get to know each other and build an ongoing friendship.
A. Absolutely. All of our families genuinely want a lifelong friendship with ongoing visits, much like an extended family relationship. Even if you choose not to visit, the adoptive parents will always welcome you with open arms.
A. Yes, we provide lifelong relationship guidance and resources. We have a 30-year history of helping birth and adoptive parents create a lasting friendship that feels comfortable and natural to them.
A. Yes, our families and agencies meet you where you’re at. The family will honor you and your choices. You can also stay in touch through phone calls, texting, Skype, email and other forms of technology.
A. Many states have legally enforceable agreements. Regardless of the state you live in, all of our families value ongoing visits and will welcome you. We are here to support and guide you.
A. As the leaders in open adoption, we have extensive expertise in relationship building, guidance and support. We work behind the scenes to give you and the adoptive parents the tools and skills to make your open adoption successful.
A. Yes. We will discuss the details of your situation with you.
A. Yes, our diverse pools of adoptive families are open to a wide array of race, ethnicities and medical circumstances. We welcome all families.
A. Birthfather laws differ from state to state. We’re prepared to discuss the laws in your state with you.





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