Frequently Asked Questions from Adoptive Families
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CAN I ADOPT A CHILD WHO WAS BORN IN THE U.S.?
Alliance has helped birthmothers and adoptive families for over 40 years. We care about your needs during your pregnancy, before and after you place your baby. We can provide counseling, help in finding a doctor and medical care, help in choosing a family, and assist you with pregnancy-related expenses.
CAN I ADOPT A CHILD WHO WAS BORN IN ANOTHER COUNTRY?
CAN BIRTH PARENTS CHANGE THEIR MINDS ABOUT MAKING AN ADOPTION PLAN?
CAN I ADOPT IF MY FINANCES ARE LESS THAN PERFECT?
CAN I ADOPT IF I HAVE HEALTH ISSUES?
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ADOPT?
DOES MY MARITAL STATUS MATTER WHEN ADOPTING?
We work with both single and married applicants. Couples must have been married for at least one year and/or demonstrate that they have a stable, long-term relationship where both parties are committed to adoption.
Single applicants may have a longer wait than married couples and there may be restrictions on single parent adoptions depending on the country.
IS MY AGE A FACTOR IN ADOPTING A CHILD?
DO I HAVE TO BE A UNITED STATES CITIZEN TO ADOPT?
CAN MILITARY FAMILIES ADOPT?
CAN I AFFORD TO ADOPT?
DO YOU PROVIDE GRANTS FOR ADOPTION?
IS THE ALLIANCE FOR CHILDREN AN INTERNATIONAL, HAGUE-ACCREDITED AGENCY?
WHAT COUNTRIES CAN I ADOPT FROM?
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO ADOPT A CHILD?
This varies widely. Some placements happen as quickly as six months while others take much longer. Many factors affect the length of time it takes to adopt a child. In domestic adoption, these factors may include the types of situations prospective adoptive parents are open to (level of openness to ethnic background, health situation, risk factors, etc.) and their own profile (ages, marital status, number of children already in the home).
In international adoption, these factors might include an adoptive family’s ideal age range, openness to special needs and to adopting a sibling group.