There are a lot of hoops to jump through when you decide to adopt. In light of this, lets break it down into baby steps. An adoption consultant from Christian Adoption Consultants can be hired from the very beginning or after a home study is completed. However, using an adoption consultant from the beginning is wise because we will help you find a home study agency and can get started on creating a profile right away. Click here to learn more on what an adoption consultant does!
The next step after hiring an adoption consultant is the home study. This can be an intimidating step, but you can feel more prepared after reading Part 1 and Part 2 on what to expect during the home study process.
While your home study provider is writing your home study and collecting the necessary documents, you or your adoption consultant can be working on the profile book that will be presented to expectant parents.
Once your home study and profile are completed, you can start applying to agencies using the multi-agency approach. When working with Christian Adoption Consultants, we will provide you with a recommended agency list with agencies who have a low up front fee and who have proven to be ethical adoption agencies.After applying to agencies, you will start seeing situations! This is when there are fewer hoops to jump through and the wait begins. Once you are matched with an expectant parent(s), your consultant can help answer any questions you have about preparing for travel (if adopting outside of your home state), give you advice on how to approach your first visit or phone call with the expectant parent(s), what to expect with ICPC, and what finalization will look like.
At CAC, we are here to guide you through the adoption process from beginning to end! If you are interested in receiving a free information packet, email us or call us at 888-833-1114.