How To Adopt A Child Guide

Welcome to the adoption world!

Adopting a child and becoming part of the adoption community will change your life forever. Your heart will grow in ways you didn’t even know were possible.

As Jean ValJean sings after adopting Cosette in the motion picture Les Miserables,

Suddenly the world
Seems a different place
Somehow full of grace and delight
How was I to know that so much hope was held inside me?

The adoption process is a roller coaster of emotions, paperwork, and love. Although it can seem overwhelming at first, knowledge is power. We hope to empower you with knowledge about the adoption process in this educational tour.  With this knowledge you will be better equipped as you decide if adoption is right for you and hopefully get started on fulfilling your dream of adopting a child to love and providing a forever home for this child.

Although every family is unique in their adoption, there are steps to the process, and they often go something like this:

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