Agency Infant Program
Adoption Avenues, Inc. invites families and singles with completed and approved home studies to enter the Agency Infant Program. Once a family/single has completed their home study and created a family portfolio, they can register to be available to be picked by prospective birth parents coming to this agency seeking that service.
Prospective birth parents often request semi-open or open adoptions. Families who are accepting of a variety of options regarding openness and race will have the shortest waiting times. Details regarding the costs are described at informational meetings and in contracts for the specific case.
Independent adoption (or private adoption as it is sometimes called) is when prospective adoptive parents and birth parents find one another outside of an agency. This might happen through mutual friends, classified ads (which are legal in WI if you have a current, completed and approved home study), other professionals, relatives or the internet.
Since Wisconsin is an “agency state”, it is necessary to contract with a private agency like Adoption Avenues, Inc. for adoption services including, but not limited to, the home study for the adoptive family, foster home licensing, birth parent counseling, guardianship of the infant/child and post-placement supervision. Sometimes the prospective birth parents or adoptive parents live in another state and it becomes an interstate adoption. Our experience will help your experience go smoothly.
Please do not schedule a court date until you have completed a step parent screen. Please contact our office for your application packet today.
What our clients say
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.
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.
The adoption process can be an emotional rollercoaster. 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.
Sometimes Great Families Are Built Not Born
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 people making the loving parenting decision to place their child for adoption to the new caring family.
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