STARTING THE ADOPTION PROCESS

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PICK YOUR PROGRAM

Find out about the different ways to adopt, and explore what program may be best for you.

f you would like information on the process of foster adoption, please call the office at 503-232-1211.

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STARTING THE PROCESS

There are many agency and state requirements in place to ensure your home is a good fit for your adopted child. We'll send you the forms as you complete each step, in order, below:

1. Mail in the Adoption Application & check. Within 7 business days, you will be contacted by the Program Director. 

2. Upon approval, you'll receive a contract or service agreement for your program.

3. Once fees & agreements are returned, you'll be emailed a home study packet. 

4. After we receive the home study packet, national and state criminal clearances, & certificate of your adoption training, a caseworker will contact you to schedule a home safety assessment. 

4. Allow 1-2 months for the caseworker to complete the home study processing & approval. Each home study is different & timelines can vary.

5. View our Financial Assistance page to see what you may qualify for. 

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WAITING TO BRING YOUR CHILD HOME

The waiting period looks different, based on which program you're adopting through:

  • Foster Program

  • Infant Program

    • Your information will be shown to our birth mothers we work with at agencies nationwide (National Infant Program) or to birthparents in Oregon and Washington (Local Infant Program). 

    • You can learn about each birth parent that is interested in you.

    • If it seems like a good fit, we will set up an in-person match meeting. 

    • Once matched, you will have a Birth Parent Advocate meet you at the hospital to support you and facilitate paperwork.

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POST-PLACEMENT COMMUNICATION

CFA is committed to providing continuing support to birth parents & adoptive families after placement, in the form of mediation. While optional, many families utilize our mediation service to forward packages, pictures, and letters between biological & adoptive families families, while also keeping some identifying information confidential. We can also help facilitate conference calls & visitations. 

To get started, mail us:

1. Completed brochure.

2. Check made payable to "Christian Family Adoptions" for total amount of services.

3. Post-Adoption Communication Agreement, signed by all parties involved in the communication plan.

LOCATIONS

Portland, OR Office:

12901 SE 97th Ave. Suite 150, Clackamas, OR 97015

Tel: 503-232-1211

Seattle, WA Office:

127 SW 156th St.,

Burien, WA 98166

Tel: 206-966-5250

Central Oregon Office:

715 NW Kingwood Ave, Redmond, OR 97756

Tel: 541-527-1294

SW Washington Office:

1400 NE 136th Ave. #201, Vancouver, WA 98684

Tel: 360-892-1572

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