Adoption Help

Q: What is an adoption home study?
A: An adoption home study is a report that is written about you. Our job is to make sure that a child is entering a loving and safe home, and that is what the report reflects.
Q: How long does the home study take?
A: Adoption Babylink can start and complete your home study in a matter of weeks. The quicker you are able to complete your paperwork, the quicker we can interview you, compile your paperwork and write your report.
Q: What paperwork is needed for an adoption study?
A: All of the forms necessary for your Adoption Babylink home study are on our website at under the FORMS tab.
Q: What is the difference between international and domestic adoption?
A: International adoption can sometimes take longer than domestic adoption, and you should expect to adopt a child over the age of 2 or 3. You most likely will have to travel to the country you choose at least one time. You will have no contact with the birthparent. In domestic adoption, you can adopt an infant and most likely will have some sort of interaction with a birthmother who chooses you to parent her child.
Q: How long does an adoption take?
A: Depending on what type of adoption you choose, it can take anywhere from 6 months to three years.
Q: Can I choose the age and gender of the child?
A: In international adoption, you can choose the gender and an age range of your child. In domestic adoption through the foster care system, you can choose the gender of the child, but most of the children are older in the foster care system. In domestic adoption, adoptions are of primarily infants and most agencies prefer you not be gender specific.
Q: If I adopt domestically, can I adopt outside my state?
A: You can adopt from any state you want. Adoption Babylink writes your report to fit the laws of all 50 states so you are able to adopt from any state you wish.
Q: Can adopt as a single person or a same gender couple?
A: Yes you may. The process is the same for all of those you want to become parents.
Q: What is the difference between open and closed domestic adoptions?
A: An open adoption allows the birthparents and adoptive parents to stay in contact with one another. A closed adoption is where little to no information is shared between the birthparents and the adoptive parents. Semi-open adoption is where information can be shared between the birthparents and adoptive parents confidentially.