Welcome to Adoption Avenues, Inc.

Adoption Avenues, Inc. strives to provide environments of love and stability for children in need. Education and support is offered for everyone in the adoption process, from the person giving up parental rights to the new loving family. We are a Wisconsin licensed child placing agency offering a full range of adoption services. Our social workers have years of experience. Adoption can be difficult and confusing. We are here to help navigate the process for birth parents who are placing a child for adoption and for adoptive parents trying to choose the best avenue for building a family.

The services we offer include birth parent counseling for women experiencing unplanned or crisis pregnancies, home studies for all types of adoption, step-parent screenings, pre-adoptive preparation, foster home licensing and post-placement supervision services. Wisconsin is an "agency" state, thus a private adoption agency must be involved in every adoption. Our fees are competitive and reasonable.




"Adoption Ave & Cindy are wonderful. As a biological mother, my pregnancy and adoption were a happy experience.

A picture of Cindy can go in the dictionary to define “bubbly”. She is also organized and fiercely protective of birth mothers. I’ve been in contact with many families and adoption agencies before finding Cindy... the difference is day and night. She spoke to me with respect and kindness, she is passionate for her work and has decades of experience. Both myself and the biological father felt comfortable and welcome from the first time we met her.

I knew that I could contact her at any time for questions or support and sometimes did. Even after the adoption, she was receptive to me reaching out, even about unrelated topics & I believe that Cindy and I will have an ongoing connection.

The adoptive parents also loved her! She took charge of the “behind the scenes” stuff and that went so smoothly - I didn’t have to lift a finger even once to get support and legal requirements arranged. Thanks to her experience, she set us up with a strong legal team and the parents were able to leave Wisconsin with the baby in less than a week! We expected to be stuck for much longer.

Cindy and the adoptive parents are among the most amazing people I’ve met in the past years. I highly recommend them & I am so glad that I didn’t settle for anyone else."


"I can’t imagine a better experience than working with Cindy! She was incredibly thorough and detailed in her explanations of every step of the process. She was INCREDIBLY responsive and even helped us with things that were technically not in her job description. We ended up leaning on her more than any other person in our adoption journey. She was also extremely thoughtful and kind to the birth mother, which is the most important thing in my opinion. We are so happy with our new baby boy and cannot thank her enough for helping us through this process."


"From the first informational meeting, through the home study process, to navigating the red-tape of finalization of our adoption, Adoption Avenues has guided us through the uncertanties of the adoption process.  Both Cindy and Andi were a pleasure to work with.  We wholeheartedly recommend Adoption Avenues."


"The adoption process can be an emotional roller coaster.  Adoption Avenues is the best resource to help you navigate the journey from beginning through post placement.  We truly appreciated Cindy's vast knowledge of the entire process.  Their team helped us through unexpected changes with speed and efficiency, especially with interstate agencies.  We wholeheartedly recommend Adoption Avenues."



Adoption 101 class - Thursday, September 30, 2021
Are you or someone you know interested in adoption? We have room for one more couple at this Saturday's Adoption 101 class! Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 10-12 in our Janesville office. These are mandatory for first time adoptive parents and all entering our pool. They are also free and count as two of the 25 hours of education required for first time adoptive parents! Call or message to reserve your spot today!
Can't make it? No problem! We offer our free meetings on the first Saturday of every month, or you can schedule a $100 individual meeting.

COVID-19 Update - Tuesday, March 24, 2020


Adoption Avenues, Inc cares about the safety of our clients and employees, so non emergency in-person meetings are currently suspended.

But that doesn't mean you can't start a home study! In fact, it'll give you something to keep you busy! While the National health emergency is in play, we are able to conduct interviews via video, and email or mail all necessary paperwork to you.

Post-placement supervisions are being conducted virtually until the end of the emergency.

While you won't be able to visit us in our office, our social workers are always available by phone, email, or messenger.

Please be safe during this challenging time, and contact us with any questions or concerns.