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Steps to Adoption



Prospective parents wishing to adopt should contact Bethany Christian Services or Catholic Charities.  You will be invited to attend an informational meeting or take part in an initial consultation.  You will meet your Adoption Social Worker who can answer questions specific to your state, your adoption and the particular requirements and workings of the agency.



Prospective parents will take part in a Home Study.  This involves individual and joint interviews with the couple.  Pre-placement paperwork required by your state is completed.

Pre-placement counseling helps prepare you for parenthood and the placement of a child into your home and family.  Even if you already have children, you need to take part in educational meetings.  The agencies provide both pre-adoption and post-adoption counseling for adoptive and expectant parents.  Adoption Social Workers are always available to address your concerns.

Bethany Christian Services and Catholic Charities help connect potential parents to expectant parents.  Usually, the birth mother selects a couple to adopt her child.  The birth father also can participate in the selection process if he chooses to.  This process can take the form of Open, Closed or Semi-Open adoption.

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