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Domestic Adoption Explained

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We offer three different programs to our families that are looking to adopt. As adoptive mothers ourselves, we work more as a Ministry in an effort to keep our fees within the reach of all families.

Our only mandatory requirement for an adoptive family is that you must have an approved home study.

Our birth families select the family they want to parent their child. Therefore, a well done family profile is perhaps the most important piece of your adoption search. This profile is what the birth families see and select from.

Safety Net Program

This is probably our most popular program. As adoptive mothers ourselves, we brainstormed to come up with a program that we would liked to have seen when we were hoping to adopt. Our Safety Net Program is the result.

It is called Safety Net because we believe we have built safety into the front end and the back end of this program. It is meant to help protect your adoption funds, and allow you to network in multiple directions simultaneously in the search for your child. Under this program, we will present you to our birthmothers for a $200 a month Presentation Fee without a contractual commitment to us. The total cost of our Safety Net Program is $9,800. Every $200 payment that you pay in will be deducted from the total $9,800 fee. As long as your $200 Presentation Fee is submitted to us by the first of each month, we will present you to our birthmothers (normal profile presentation as well as presentation on our Website) for that month. If we do not receive your $200 before the first of any month you will not be presented to our birthmothers that month. You can resume payment at anytime, and simply pick up where you left off toward the $9,800 fee.

The safety on the front of this program is the fact that you are under no obligation to us. Meaning that if you locate your birthmother through a different source, or decide to halt your adoption search for any reason, you can simply stop working with us without any further financial obligation. This helps to protect your adoption funds.

Under this program, the first time we actually have you sign a contract with us is when you successfully get matched with one of our birthmothers. But even then, the terms of the contract are that you are still not obligated to pay us the remainder of the $9,800 fee until your birthmother has fully terminated her rights, and you definitely have your baby. This is the safety feature on the back end of the program.

If your placement fails for any reason, we will again pick up where you left off in payment toward the $9,800 fee, and simply begin presenting you to our birthmothers again.

Does that sound like a good Safety Net?

To start presenting you to our birthmothers under the Safety Net Program, we will need:

  1. A copy of your Home Study

  2. 12-15 family profiles suitable for mailing

  3. a suitable picture and short paragraph or two for Website presentation (if you wish to be presented on our Website)

  4. $200 monthly Presentation Fee

  5. Our completed Adoptive Parent Background Questionnaire

Full Contract

Our standard Full Contract allows you to be presented to any birthmother we have, through printed family profiles as well as on our Website for two full years. We are careful to say 'presented' here because we know that in the adoption world, you could match with a birthmother and work with her for three months, only to have her change her mind at delivery. If this happens, you have been 'out of the hunt' for three months and we will extend your contract for another three months to make sure that you are presented for two full years. The cost of this contract is $8,800, and the fee is due upfront at contract time.

To start presenting you to our birthmothers we will need:

  1. A copy of your Home Study

  2. 12-15 family profiles suitable for mailing to our birthmothers

  3. A picture and short paragraph or two for Website presentation (if you wish to be presented on our Website)

  4. $8,800 fee

  5. Our completed Adoptive Parent Background Questionnaire

  6. The signed contract

African American Program

Our African American Program allows you to be presented to our African American or African American mixed situations only. Under this contract we ask for a $250 registration fee that is due up front. Our marketing fee is then determined on a sliding scale. The fee will be 10% of your annual household income, whatever that works out to be, with a minimum fee of $3,000 and a maximum fee of $8,000. We will ask for a copy of your latest Income Tax Return to verify your annual household income and determine your fee. This fee does not come due until you birthmother successfully terminates her parental rights.

To start presenting you to our birthmothers we will need:

  1. A copy of your Home Study

  2. 12-15 family profiles suitable for mailing

  3. A picture and short paragraph or two for Website presentation (if you wish to be presented on our Website)

  4. The $250 registration fee

  5. Our completed Adoptive Parent Background Questionnaire

  6. A copy of your latest income tax return to determine the 10% of annual household income fee

  7. The signed contract

Upon receipt of the required items, A Loving Choice Adoption Services will immediately initiate procedures to help you find a child for adoption. If you have any questions about our services, please contact our office.