Adoption Process in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Home Studies and More
Through Lifetime Adoption, you can access webinars, articles, counseling, podcasts, referrals, and our caring coordinators, who provide one-on-one support. Lifetime has a proven adoption success rate as one of the leaders in modern, open adoption.
Help for Pregnant Women in the Virgin Islands
If you are facing an unexpected pregnancy in the Virgin Islands and don’t know where to turn, contact Lifetime Adoption. Just call or text our Lifetime Adoption coordinators 24 hours a day, every day of the year. You may not know much about open adoption, but it may be the right option for you and your baby. You will find all the information you need on modern, open adoption through your Lifetime adoption coordinator. Together you can create an adoption plan and get access to the resources you need.
There is no more loving choice for your baby than adoption if parenting is not the best option for you and your baby. In an open adoption, you will be the one to make the choices for yourself and your baby. You will choose the adoptive parents, decide what kind of contact you want in the future, and plan how things will go at the hospital.
In the Virgin Islands, your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will work with you to find out what resources you need and how to give you access to those resources.
What happens if you are not pregnant but struggling to raise a toddler or young children? You may want to provide them with a chance at a different life. Lifetime Adoption has many profiles of adoptive families who are excited to grow their families by adopting a toddler, sibling group, older child, or special needs child.
Making the first call about adoption in the Virgin Islands can be hard for a parent considering adoption. Know that when you call or text Lifetime Adoption, you will be connected with a non-judgmental, caring adoption coordinator, and it is completely confidential.
How to Start the Adoption Process
So how do you start the adoption process in the Virgin Islands? It’s easy. Just call or text Lifetime Adoption and speak with a coordinator or fill out our contact form online. A Lifetime coordinator will be available 24 hours a day to answer any questions and provide support.
To view Lifetime Adoptive family profiles online, click here. You may envision your child being adopted by a family that lives in the city or in the country, a family that puts a high priority on education, or one that loves to travel. You pick the family that you feel best suits how you want your child raised.
How Can Lifetime Adoption Help Me?
- Maternity clothes, toiletries, labor bags, and other necessities
- The opportunity for professional and peer counseling
- Lifetime Adoption family profiles through your coordinator or online
- 24 hour/7 day a week access to Lifetime Adoption coordinators
- Additional support after the adoption is final
- And so much more!
Adoption Counseling in the Virgin Islands
Peer counselors, who are birth mothers who have experienced the adoption process, are also available to talk with you at no cost. They will understand your situation and can offer advice and emotional support.
Maternity Hospitals in the Virgin Islands
- When you go into labor, who will you call, and who do you want at the hospital?
- Do you want the doctor, birth father, or adoptive family member to cut the umbilical cord?
- Will you hold and feed your baby?
- And several other choices.
Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will make sure everyone from hospital staff, social workers, and the adoptive family understands your wishes.
In the Virgin Islands, you may give birth in a hospital on your island, or you may use a midwife, whichever you choose, your Lifetime Adoption coordinator is very experienced and will make sure everyone is informed of your wishes.
Other Paths to Adoption in the Virgin Islands
In foster care situations, you will work with the Department of Human Services.
Kinship or relative adoption may also be an option. This can be a great solution if you have a family member interested in adoption, but there are a few things to consider. This can put a strain on relationships, and there can be boundary issues as well.
Be sure to think about all the pros and cons of each adoption option and go over them with your Lifetime coordinator or a professional counselor.
Families Wanting to Adopt in the U.S. Virgin Islands
Are you living in the Virgin Islands and would like to know more about growing your family through adoption? If you are considering the adoption of a newborn or a child up to the age of six, you can reach out to us at 727-493-0933.
Contact your Lifetime Adoption coordinator with any questions about how open adoption works.
Lifetime Adoption coordinators have been successfully matching birth parents with adoptive parents for over three decades. Your coordinator will give you access to adoption resources and materials such as educational webinars and podcasts, professional referrals, and one-on-one support.
If you are in the Virgin Islands and would like more information, you can visit the Lifetime Adoption site for a free online adoption application.
Begin the Adoption Process
To begin your adoption journey, simply fill out our Lifetime Adoption online application. Once received, the application will be reviewed, and then you will be contacted by a Lifetime Adoption coordinator. Filling out the application will not obligate you in any way and is free.
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Other Paths to Adoption
Adoption through the Virgin Islands foster care program is another option to consider. Just contact the Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS), which will provide you with all the information you need to know about the foster-to-adopt process and requirements.
To qualify to be a foster parent in the Virgin Islands, you will need:
- Letter of introduction
- Birth certificate
- Social Security card
- Immigration documents
- Marriage or divorce documents, if applicable
- Verification of address
- Employment and income verification
- Doctor’s physical exam
- Five letters of reference
- Police record check
Another great resource for foster-to-adopt in the Virgin Islands is AdoptUSKids. You can view children hoping to be adopted in the Virgin Islands foster care system and in other states.
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