Adoption in Idaho

Idaho Adoption, Home Studies and More

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Adoption Services for
Birth Parents and Adoptive Families

If you live in the Gem State and are interested in learning more about the adoption process, Lifetime Adoption has all the information you need. Whether you need information about placing your child for adoption or growing your family through adoption, Lifetime Adoption coordinators are ready to help you.

Pregnant and Considering Adoption in Idaho

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If your pregnancy test came back positive and it’s not what you were hoping for, you have options. Parenting might not be the right choice for you and your baby and you’re not alone. Sharing your news with the baby’s father, your family, and even close friends, might get you a lot of different opinions. This can leave you feeling more unsure and emotional.

Please let us help you understand your options before making a decision. Lifetime Adoption coordinators have been helping expectant women in your position for over 35 years. Your coordinator will explain each of your options and let you know what resources are available to you.

What is the Adoption Process in Idaho?

To start the process and get more information please call, text (you can even video chat), or fill out our online form. An adoption coordinator will listen to your concerns and provide the information you need to decide on the right option for you and your baby. All information is private and you will not be pressured into any situation. You are in charge.

Choosing an Adoptive Family

Once you decide adoption is the right choice for you and your baby, you will choose a family or families to learn more about. For example, you can search adoptive family profiles to learn more about each family that has the qualities you’re looking for. You may be looking for a family from Idaho or from another state. Additionally, maybe a certain race or religion is important to you. The important thing to remember is that you get to choose. If you are struggling to parent a toddler or older child, it’s important to know that adoption isn’t just for newborns. Lifetime Adoption coordinators can help you create an adoption plan for your child. They will have you work with a professional counselor who will create a transition plan for you, your child, and the adoptive family. She will help create a post-adoption contact agreement that is healthy for everyone involved, most importantly, the child.

Another aspect of your adoption process is the hospital plan if you are pregnant and placing your baby for adoption. Your adoption coordinator will help you outline things such as who will be in the delivery room, who will hold the baby first, and other hospital stay details. She will share your plan with the hospital staff and adoptive family, so everyone knows their role. An adoption attorney will also be available to you at no cost. The attorney will make sure you know what your legal rights are and will handle the paperwork and court hearing.

Open Adoption in Idaho

Modern, open adoption isn’t like adoption was in the 1960’s. Today, the birth parents choose who will adopt their baby and what kind of contact there will be in the future. Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will help create an adoption plan for you and your baby. She will gather information and ask you questions such as:

  • What lifestyle or faith are you looking for in a family?
  • Do you want to have contact with your child in the future?
  • Who should be involved in your hospital plan and how should that look?
  • Are there pregnancy-related expenses you need help with?

Adoption is such a loving and brave choice you are making for your child. You will know your child is healthy and happy because you can receive updates and pictures and even have a visit once or twice a year. Many of our birth mothers have close relationships with their child’s adoptive families. Recently, one of our amazing birth mothers was getting married, and she asked if her daughter wanted to be there. She was not only there, but the adoptive parents were there as well, and the adoptive father even walked the bride down the aisle.

Help With Pregnancy Expenses and More

Nicky called Lifetime Adoption and spoke with a coordinator when she was considering placing her baby for adoption. She was experiencing addiction issues and did not want her baby to grow up in this situation. In addition, she had pregnancy-related expenses and did not know how she was going to pay for them. Her Lifetime coordinator let her know that in the state of Idaho, pregnancy-related expenses can be handled by the adopting parents. The expenses include:

  • Medical and hospital costs related to pregnancy
  • Professional and Peer counseling
  • Adoption-related attorney
  • Pregnancy-related living expenses

Idaho Adoptive Families

No matter what you’re looking for in an adoptive family, you deserve to find the perfect one. Lifetime Adoption lets you search adoptive families from across the country. We provide more adoptive family choices for you, giving you a greater chance of finding the right fit for your child. When you browse our family profiles, you can learn more about a family’s:

  • Lifestyle
  • Reasons for adopting
  • Home and neighborhood
  • Values and religious beliefs
  • And much more!

Families Wanting to Adopt in Idaho

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Have you been considering adopting a newborn, toddler, or child up to the age of six? As one of the leaders in open adoption, Lifetime Adoption can lead you on a successful adoption journey. Matching pregnant mothers with adoptive families has been our passion for more than 35 years. We have kind and experienced coordinators who work hard to make sure our birth mothers have all the resources and support they need.

Starting the Adoption Process

It’s really simple to get started. Simply fill out our short online application. There is no fee to apply, and applying does not obligate you in any way. Lifetime will review your application, and once your pre-approved, a coordinator will contact you to explain the adoption process. Next is creating your personal profile for birth mothers to view. Your coordinator will provide referrals for your home study, as well as give you access to our membership site where you will find a wealth of information.

The founder of Lifetime Adoption, Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P., has been successfully matching birth mothers and adoptive families for over 35 years. It started with her own journey to adopt her son and she is passionate about helping families and birth moms.

Adoption Laws in Idaho

Idaho adoption laws can seem hard to understand, but don’t worry. Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will recommend an attorney who specializes in adoption in Idaho and will walk you through the legal adoption process.

Just like every state, Idaho has its own laws that must be followed before the finalization of the adoption. In addition, there are different legal requirements for different adoption scenarios. Depend on your adoption attorney to make sure all legal aspects are completed correctly.

Consent to adoption must be given in writing before a district judge or magistrate, or an authorized officer of the court. The statutes in Idaho specify the amount of time a birth parent must wait to give consent to an adoption after a child is born. Adoption cannot be finalized until six months after consent is recorded.

Idaho Home Studies

A home study is a legal document required by every state which shows adoptive parents’ ability to parent and care for a child. Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will recommend a qualified home study provider in Idaho.

With a home study, be prepared to provide the following:

  • Criminal and background checks
  • Medical reports for both adoptive parents
  • Employment verification along with financial statements
  • Reason for choosing to adopt

There will be post-placement visits not to exceed 30 days for six months. Once this is completed, the adoption finalization can occur.

Whether you want to adopt or are a parent thinking about placing your child for adoption, Lifetime Adoption looks forward to guiding you.

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