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The Adoption Process

There are seven important steps for adopting parents in the adoption process. We will explain these steps in detail and provide answers to the many questions you may have. A Precious Gift ARC will be available to guide and support you through every step. 

  1. The Homestudy & Adoption Education 
  2. Networking for a Birthfamily 
  3. The Wait 
  4. The Match 
  5. Birth & Placement 
  6. Post-Placement & Finalization 
  7. Post-Adoption

Our Promise

A Precious Gift ARC promises to walk beside you on your adoption journey and provide you with encouragement, support, education, resources, and services to help you realize your dream. We vow to stay true to our beliefs and accomplish our goals with faith, truth, honor, and loyalty. We know full well how emotionally difficult the adoption process can be for adopting couples, especially having just been through the trials and tribulations of infertility. Although we cannot heal the anguish of your past, we can provide compassion and hope for a future filled with the joys of parenthood!

Our Expectations

A Precious Gift ARC expects adopting couples to approach the adoption process with hope and to take an active role on your adoption journey by working collaboratively and cooperatively with the agency. Faith, dedication, commitment, teamwork, flexibility, honest communication, patience, and perseverance are necessary for a successful adoption. A Precious Gift ARC will treat you with kindness and respect, and we expect to earn your trust and respect in return.

Support For Independent Adoption

If you are pursuing a private independent adoption through an attorney or other adoption professional, we are available to provide homestudy services for Pennsylvania families, family profile (Dear Birthparent Letter) assistance and development, and birthparent counseling. Please contact us for the fees associated with these special services.

For answers to some frequently asked questions, click here!

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