Adoption services provided are
- Identifying a child for adoption and arranging an adoption;
- Securing the necessary consent for termination of parental rights and for adoption;
- Performing a background study on a child or a home study on a prospective adoptive parent(s), and reporting on such a study;
- Making non-judicial determinations of the best interests of a child and the appropriateness of an adoptive placement for the child;
- Monitoring a case after a child has been placed with prospective adoptive parent(s) until final adoption; and
- When necessary, because of a disruption before final adoption, assuming custody and providing (including facilitating the provision of) child care or any other social service pending an alternative placement.
Adoption Advocates, a private full service adoption agency, is in its 25th year of linking childrens needs and parents wishes. Children need parents and we’ve connected those needs and wishes through adoption for many. We believe a child grows best in a family life environment rich with love and security and opportunities and advantages for the child to experience and create a successful life.
The children available for adoption have been placed due to social and economic reasons. Contrary to public thought, birthmothers decide upon adoption because they love their children and have a special kind of love that enables them to put their children’s lives ahead of their own life. Adoption is a responsible way for a birthmother to provide for her child when circumstances find her unable to do all that is required to meet her child’s many needs for stability and security in a family life environment.
The majority of birthmothers and adoptive couples acknowledge the many emotions and fears inherent in adoption and at the same time are quick to add it was all so worth it. The birthmother finds reassurance and peace that her child has become part of a loving and prepared family and the adoptive couple realizes their dream of being parents and sharing their love and resources with their child.