Building Families Through Domestic Infant Adoption
What Wasatch Adoptions will do for you
- Adoption counseling to prospective adoptive parents.
- Home study services. Our social workers have years of experience working with adoptive families and have completed thousands of home studies for adoptive families over the years. If adoptive parents find a baby through another agency or through a private adoption, Wasatch Adoptions will happily release the home study to another organization so that it can be used for that adoption. Our fee for a domestic home study is $800.
- Help to create a family profile that can be presented to potential birth parents.
- Share your family profile with potential birth mothers who want to place their child for adoption.
- Be with you as your advocate throughout the adoption process
- Complete post adoption reports once a child is placed in your family.
- Appear in court at finalization.
Adoptive Family Requirements
- Adoptive parents must be at least 23 years old and younger than 50 years old in order to adopt a child.
- Applicants can be a married couple or a single Mother. Married couples must have been married for at least one year at the time the application for adoption is submitted.
- Applicants must be able to show evidence of financial stability.
- Applicants must be in good health with a normal life expectancy.
- Applicants must complete a home study and receive a positive recommendation to adopt.
- Applicants must not have been convicted of a crime against a person or family member, have no record of public indecency, and must not have been convicted of any type of felony in any state in the United States.
- Applicants must provide information necessary to conduct an abuse/neglect registry check.
- Applicants must live in a single family residence such as a house, an apartment or condo. Applicants cannot be living with parents, friends or relatives.
- Applicants must be able to provide four reference letters from friends and at least one reference letter from a relative.
What is a Home Study
- Your marriage – a strong and stable marriage is crucial when a couple is considering adoption. If you are a single mother the social worker will ask you questions about your relationships with the people you are currently dating as well as long term relationships you have had with a male friend.
- Health – in order to adequately parent a child it is important that you are in good health and able to meet the physical demands of parenthood.
- Religious/Spiritual beliefs – many birth parents want to place their child with a family who practices a specific religion while other birth parents may not have any spiritual requirements. Information regarding your spiritual beliefs enables the birth mother to choose a family that fits her desires.
- Parenting and Discipline style – Do you believe in spanking, time out, discussions with the child, etc.
- Lifestyle – What do you like to do for fun, do you like to travel, do you have a hobby, and how will your child fit into your life style.
- Support System – Does your extended family and your friends support your decision to adopt?
- Home and Neighborhood – Do you have enough space to accommodate a child? Is your home clean and safe from hazards? What about schools and children in the neighborhood?
- Financial Stability – Although you do not need to be rich to adopt a child you do need to be financially stable and able to provide the necessities of life for your child.
- Criminal and Abuse Background Checks – In order to adopt a child you must be willing and able to pass criminal and abuse background checks.
Open or Closed Adoption – which is best?
For More Information about adoption….
Wasatch Adoptions Services
36th Street, Suite 204