The Adoption Application Process

 

The Steps

Breakdown of the steps

1.    To get started please contact Dr. Applewhite or Ms. Hill for the adoption application or go here. 
2.    When you are ready, complete the application.
3.    Complete your application and send it to the address located on first page.

Administration for Children & Families (Children's Bureau). (n.d.). Number of children waiting to be adopted in the United States from 2007 to 2016. In Statista - The Statistics Portal. Retrieved July 14, 2018, from https://www-statista-com.ezproxy.snhu.edu/statistics/255375/number-of-children-waiting-to-be-adopted-in-the-united-states/.

Administration for Children & Families (Children's Bureau). (n.d.). Number of children waiting to be adopted in the United States from 2007 to 2016. In Statista - The Statistics Portal. Retrieved July 14, 2018, from https://www-statista-com.ezproxy.snhu.edu/statistics/255375/number-of-children-waiting-to-be-adopted-in-the-united-states/.

 
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When the application is received, you will be contacted by your assigned caseworker. The process will include several phone interviews, and home visits/interviews (no less than two) per state guidelines.

The home study process will allow us to get acquainted with you and your family. The home study process is a detailed summary about you, your family and other household members (if applicable). The home study narrative gives us a total view of your life, and allows the caseworkers, supervisors, and all parties involved to determine possible matches for you, your family and a potential child or sibling group, that you so desire!

The home study process will include a list of questions that focus on:

  • Immediate Family History
  • Education
  • Work History
  • Background Checks
  • Accomplishments
  • Finances
  • References (From 3 Individuals that you and your spouse have known for longer than 5 years)

When the Home Study Process is completed, processed and typed.  The matching process will take place via inquiries of Adoption Websites and Galleries throughout the United States (Certain Restrictions May Apply).  The matching process will include conference calls to include a Employee of Applewhite Adoptions or Contract Worker, as assigned along with Caseworkers, Supervisors, Attorneys, or other Mandated Staff (In Some Instances, Counselors, Psychologists, Guardian At Litems, or Directors may or can be involved in the process).

Once the matching process is completed via the conference call, visits will be scheduled between the families and the child or sibling group (as designated).  Times, Dates, Places, Locations, and Meetings will be decided upon by all parties involved at the time of the conference call or as noted, outcomes are subject to change based on times available for all parties involved.

**Please note, travel may be required

We are looking forward to facilitating this process for you! Please contact us for your adoption needs!

See our list of FAQs for the most common asked questions.