Free Adoption Self-Help Manual

This manual was designed to help guide an adopting family through the adoption process. Not just with us, but with anyone. We care so much about these children that we are giving you this online copy of our manual free. Note that the adoption process is always changing and thus parts of this manual may be out of date. 

You can also contact us directly. We are a fully licensed non-profit adoption agency that helps birth parents and families living in any state in the U.S. Since our founding in 1985, we have worked with thousands of birth parents and adopting families from all over the world and our overall satisfaction rating is excellent.

We are committed to putting your needs first and to helping you in every way possible. Feel free to contact us or call (toll-free 1(800)943-0400) if you have any questions or if you want our guidance or help. All calls are confidential and there is never any obligation or cost to you for our help.

Table of Contents

Forward      About the Author

Intro            Where to begin

Chapter 1    The child adoption laws

Chapter 2    What is an adoption?

Chapter 3    What to ask your state regulatory agency

Chapter 4    What kind of child?

Chapter 5    Types of adoptions

Chapter 6    All about birth mothers

Chapter 7    Special needs

Chapter 8    How to work with an American adoption agency

Chapter 9    Who gets the newborn baby first?

Chapter 10  The "ins and outs" of private adoptions

Chapter 11  A look at interstate adoptions

Chapter 12  Going international

Chapter 13  The home study

Chapter 14  Fees and expenses

Continuing your journey


[ Return to We Care About You ]

[ Return to Adoption Services Home Page ]