ALL PROSPECTIVE ADOPTIVE PARENTS MUST BECOME LICENSED TO ADOPT. THIS IS WHAT IS KNOWN AS A HOME STUDY. EVERLASTING ADOPTIONS DOES NOT CONDUCT THE HOME STUDY, BUT WE WILL GIVE YOU REFERRALS FOR SOURCES/AGENCIES IN YOUR STATE THAT CAN PROVIDE A HOME STUDY FOR YOU. THIS WOULD BE AN INDEPENDENT, LICENSED SOCIAL WORKER OR A LICENSED, CHILD PLACING AGENCY. YOU WILL CALL THEM TO ASK THEM FOR THEIR PRICING AND THEIR PROCESS AND THEN HIRE WHOMEVER YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH. THIS PROCESS TAKES APPROXIMATELY 6 TO 8 WEEKS. A SOCIAL WORKER THAT IS ASSIGNED TO YOU WILL COME INTO YOUR HOME AND INTERVIEW YOU.
The entire advertising process will ultimately depend upon where the adoptive parents and the expectant mother are located. The majority of the expectant mothers have some form of medical insurance. Usually Public Aid pays for most medical/hospital bills. We will provide referrals to local, state, and federal programs to help assist in financial support. Some states allow the adoptive family to support the expectant mother through the later months of her pregnancy with ‘pregnancy related’ expenses. These expenses can include rent, food, utilities, medical needs, counseling and maternity clothing. Attorney’s fees and agency fees are separate since they depend on the complexity of your adoption and your state laws. If you do not have an adoption attorney, please let us know and we can refer you to local adoption attorneys.
ADOPTION IS, FOR THE MOST PART, CONTROLLED BY STATE LAW, AND THESE LAWS VARY CONSIDERABLY FROM STATE TO STATE. BEFORE PURSUING AN ADOPTION, YOU’LL WANT TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH YOUR STATE’S POLICIES REGARDING ADVERTISING FOR EXPECTANT PARENTS, EXPECTANT MOTHER EXPENSES, CONSENTS TO ADOPTION, ADOPTION SUBSIDIES, AND MORE. IF YOU WILL BE ADOPTING A CHILD BORN IN A DIFFERENT STATE, YOU MAY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BOTH STATES’ LAWS. WHEN YOU’RE READY TO BEGIN THE ADOPTION PROCESS, BE SURE TO HIRE AN ADOPTION ATTORNEY AND/OR AN ADOPTION AGENCY WHO IS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT YOUR STATE’S ADOPTION LAWS.
VIEW ADOPTION LAWS AND FIND QUALIFIED ADOPTION PROFESSIONALS IN YOUR STATE BY CHOOSING FROM THE LIST BELOW.— http://buildingyourfamily.com/adoption-laws-state/
Prospective Adoptive Parents, here is a potential source for funding your adoption. We have a Credit Union referral for you! Below is the email I received from America’s Christian Credit Union.
So great to talk with you today and get acquainted with you. It looks like great things are happening at Everlasting Adoptions.
As we discussed, I am the head of our Strategic Partnerships and Marketing areas at America’s Christian Credit Union, located in Glendora, CA. Our Adoption loan program started in January of 2009 and since that time we have served over 300 families and funded over $6.5 million in loans to help bring families together. Please visit our web site at americaschristiancu.com for more information about us.
Looking forward to our future conversations. Do not hesitate to call me if you have questions. Thanks.
P: 800.343.6328 x 5410