Adopting an Infant
, our aim is to help prospective adoptive parents realize their dream of adopting a newborn through our Domestic Infant Adoption
program. In our traditional program, we are seeking adopters of African American infants. Adopters of other race children can enter our Domestic Adoption Networking Program
and be guided in using other placement resources to adopt.
We work with families of all types and accept all children regardless of age, race, disability or medical condition. It is our goal to support both the birth mother and the adoptive parents throughout the entire process
with access to education and counseling that focuses on adopting an infant and life after adoption. Adoptions Together welcomes all children in need of an adoptive family. While we primarily place African American infants, adopters seeking children of other races can complete their home study with Adoptions Together and receive guidance and support in exploring options outside of our traditional placement program.
Above all else – we remain advocates for the children involved in the newborn adoption process
. Many of us at Adoptions Together are adoptive parents and believe adoption is a wonderful way to build a family.
Please take a moment to watch our brief online presentation that explains our Domestic Infant Adoption
program. Through this program, Adoptions Together
provides counseling and legal services to parents considering adopting an infant, ongoing education surrounding newborn adoption, and training and support services for adoptive parents. Our comprehensive counseling and support services for birth parents continue as long as they are needed.
Download an information packet on infant adoption today
Parental Requirements for Domestic Infant Adoption
- The minimum age of adoptive parents through the newborn adoption program is 25 years.
- If you are a married or a committed couple, you must be married or partnered for a minimum of one year by the time you apply for a home study. Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis.
- If you are seeking to adopt a baby under 12 months, the younger spouse or partner must be 45 years of age or younger at the time of your application. The older spouse or partner should be 50 or under at the time of application. If you have questions about the age criteria, please contact the Domestic Program Director.
- If you are a single parent and interested in adopting a baby under 12 months, you must be 45 years of age or younger at the time of your application.
- Adoptive parents interested in adopting an infant should be healthy physically and psychologically/emotionally so that you are able to care for a child. Adoptions Together may request an independent medical evaluation during the process.
- Adoptive parents must be financially able to incur the costs of infant adoption in addition to providing for the basic needs of the child. This includes the adoption fee and medical and legal expenses of the birth parents.
We invite all interested families to attend one of our regularly scheduled information meetings to learn more about the infant adoption process.