Domestic Adoption Services in Tennessee

Adopting a child in Tennessee can be a complicated process. But with Lifetime Adoption as your partner during the adoption journey, it doesn’t have to be.

Since 1986, Lifetime Adoption has been providing services for pregnant women in Tennessee through the adoption process.

In short, we are caring and compassionate adoption experts. We will help your adoption in Tennessee be a successful one for birth parents, adoptive parents, and the baby.
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How Does Adoption Work in Tennessee?

Birth Mothers

The first question most birth mothers have is about the adoption itself. Choosing adoption means first finding out adoption information, including details about the different types of adoption, your adoption choices, and more.

The process of domestic adoption in Tennessee starts with you making decisions about what you want.

Do you want an open adoption, where you exchange phone calls, photos, or even visits with the child?

Would you prefer a closed adoption that does not include future contact?

Do you have a preference for the type of family that adopts your baby? For example, you may want to ensure the parents are highly educated, religious, racially diverse, have a big family, or plan to raise your baby as an only child.

We understand that these are tough decisions. Lifetime’s adoption coordinators can help you find answers to these questions. Call or text us and we can help you right away.

Adoptive Parents

For those looking to adopt, there are other more technical aspects to adoption in the state of Tennessee. Lifetime Adoption has more than 35 years of experience managing adoptions in the Volunteer State and throughout the United States.

If you aren’t sure how the adoption process works in Tennessee or elsewhere and want to know, just ask! Take a look at our website pages linked above and below, and reach out with questions. We understand that the process may seem like a lot at first. But we will work to make it easy for you.


When Does the Adoption Process Start?

You can start the adoption process at any time you like. Some birth mothers know that they want to find a loving, caring family to adopt the baby as soon as they learn they are pregnant

For others, it takes a little more time to make a decision.

You can even begin the Tennessee adoption process after your baby has already been born. Lifetime Adoption also helps with Tennessee adoptions for older children and siblings.

As with all parts of the adoption, every decision about the adoption process and your adoption plan is up to you. Your first step may be to search through our database of hopeful adoptive parents or get started by filling out our questionnaire.

On our website, you can see the smiling, hopeful faces of future mothers and fathers who want nothing more than to open their homes and their arms to a child they can love.

A 2 year old adopted boy walking in a park

How to Adopt in Tennessee

Parents who are considering adopting a child in TN should begin the adoption process by completing our free adoption application. This will give you a good head start into starting your family.

It also helps us help you!

Keep in mind that filling out the adoption application on our website in no way obligates you to contract with Lifetime Adoption. You are free to work with us or not, but beginning the process by filling out an application is the main step in beginning to determine if you would like to continue with us. It also helps us assess if you are a good fit for Lifetime’s nationwide adoption program.

Adopting parents can view information from birth parents who are seeking or considering adoption. The stories share what some of our birth parents desire for themselves and their children, plus their backgrounds and hopes for adoption.

We are an independent adoption agency. As a licensed child-placing agency, we can assist you with our nationwide program, including referrals for home studies in Tennessee. We walk with you throughout the adoption process, including pre-adoption and post-placement.

If you have any questions, please call Lifetime Adoption at 1-800-923-6784. Our Tennessee adoption services will help you find the right match for your family.

In the meantime, consider looking through our website, especially our success stories. We’re happy to say that since 1986, Lifetime Adoption has been helping create adoption success stories that continue to inspire us and the families we serve.

Adoptions in Tennessee (and all states!) can be complicated. But that’s really only the case when you don’t have an experienced adoption professional working alongside you throughout the adoption process.

Lifetime Adoption is your ally. We want to make sure you have all the resources and information you need to make an informed decision. Get in touch with us today to get started on your adoption plan. If you’re hoping to adopt, you can fill out an application right now. The sooner you get started, the sooner we can help you!






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