Hope's Promise offers both Domestic Infant and Inter-country adoption services.
Domestic Infant Adoption
This process involves a birth parent legally consenting to an adoptive placement of their child and an adoptive family is prepared to care for the child as the legal parents. Most infant adoptions through Hope’s Promise involve a voluntary placement directly from the hospital after a baby is born. Adoptive families can choose to wait in the Hope’s Promise waiting pool or work with another placing agency.
This process involves the adoption of a child from another country. Most of these children are adopted from orphanages and are eligible for adoption because their birth parents were unable to care for them due to financial, legal, or emotional issues. Hope’s Promise provides the local services necessary to receive a referral from a placing agency who works in your country of choice.
At Hope’s Promise, we offer both Domestic Infant Adoption Services and Inter-country Adoption Services. The adoption process with Hope’s Promise includes:
Participate in an informational meeting at Hope’s Promise. Get your questions answered and determine if adoption is right for you.
Complete an application for one of Hope’s Promise’s adoption programs.
After signing a contract for services you will meet with a Hope’s Promise caseworker for an overview of the adoption paperwork and process. You will then begin submitting all the required documentation through our online portal.
Your home study begins. Participate in a series of interviews, including individual interviews, family interviews and a home safety inspection.
After receiving approval of your home study, the wait for a domestic match or international referral begins.
After a successful match or referral, your child joins your family. There is a period of post placement supervision after which the adoption can be finalized!