Frequently Asked Questions About Adoption
Whether you are at the initial stages of considering adoption or are ready
to get started, you likely have many questions. On this page, we have
answered a number of frequently asked questions that pertain to the topic
of adoption in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. You can get in
touch with our team if you are an
adoptive parent or
birth parent to obtain the information you need. Read through the following answers
to frequently asked questions below to gain a better understanding of
Common Questions about Adoption
Who is eligible to adopt?
Anyone--single, married, divorced, nontraditional families--anyone of any
race, color or religion who has a valid homestudy as well as a child abuse
and criminal clearance. You must have a lot of love in your heart for
a child who needs a permanent, safe home.
How long is the waiting list?
Adoption ARC does not maintain a waiting list. The personality of the child
is matched with that of the family. It is conceivable that you may welcome
a child in your home very shortly after the homestudy is completed.
What is an open adoption?
Adoption ARC believes that birth families, children and adoptive families
deserve to have ongoing relationships. Contact is encouraged, but not
pushed. It has to be the right relationship for all parties involved.
What should I do first?
Get a homestudy. A homestudy is like a biography written about you and
your family by a licensed, agency social worker. No child can be placed
for adoption legally in any state or country without a valid home study.
Homestudies are valid for a period of one year. Any licensed adoption
agency may perform your home study.
What happens after placement?
Post-Placement Visits. Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware state laws
mandate post-placement home visits by a licensed agency social worker.
Adoption ARC will provide post-placement visits for you if so desire and
are within our licensed area. If not, the same agency who did your homestudy
will most likely provide this supervision and send the reports to Adoption
ARC for final approval.
Here are some more detailed answers to commonly asked questions. Click
on the link to find out more!
Helping to Create Families Since 1994
As you seek adoption or to place your child for adoption, it is essential
to understand all steps involved before proceeding. Since 1994, we have
been assisting individuals through the process of creating families. If
you have any questions that need to be answered, we can provide you with
insightful, useful information. Whether you are facing an unplanned pregnancy
or want to create a family with an adoptive child, our birth parent adoption
agency can help you through each step.
Our agency has helped many families through the various steps of adoption.
If you are considering placing your child for adoption, we provide a counseling
program at Adoption ARC. From that point on, our goal will be to keep
birth families and adoptive families connected with the agency to help
them navigate the difficulties associated with adoption.
Contact us today for the services you need.