Assisting individuals and couples pursuing adoption
Adoption Resources offers a variety of programs to assist individuals and couples pursuing adoption.
We are licensed in Massachusetts to provide adoption and post-adoption services. We work with prospective adoptive parents from diverse cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, making certain that each adopted child is placed in an appropriate, permanent, and loving home.
Our professional staff, many of whom have a personal connection to adoption, will answer any questions you might have. Of course, one of the most important questions that many prospective parents have is how long will it take. The time to complete an adoption may vary tremendously. Please feel free to contact us at the time you are ready to start the application process to get the most current information about expected placement times and fees.
WE OFFER ASSISTANCE & RESOURCES IN THESE AREAS
In Massachusetts anyone hoping to adopt must have their home study completed by a social worker at a licensed nonprofit adoption agency.
We network in Massachusetts to provide counseling and placement services to pregnant women and match them with waiting adoptive families.
We welcome couples and individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We have a strong commitment to full equality and inclusion for all loving families.
We encourage prospective adoptive parents to take a proactive approach and consider pursuing more than one route to creating or adding to their families.
We can’t thank you enough for all you have done to help build our family. We are so grateful to you and your team. We look forward to nurturing our relationship over the years. Adam will always know who his village is and how you helped us become a family.
New To Adoption?
If you are new to adoption, it can be overwhelming at first. We are happy to speak with you by telephone, or meet privately without cost or obligation, to answer any questions you may have. We also offer a group orientation on the first Tuesday of each month. Adoption is an exciting and often stressful process. We are here to help you sort through your options and find the best path to parenthood through adoption.
Frequently Asked Questions
Just as you will tell us about the child you wish to adopt, birth parents tell us what qualities they want in a family for their child. She is then presented with profile books and letters from several families that meet her requests and who would like to be matched with her. She then selects from those families. Occasionally, birth mothers ask us to select the adoptive family, and this is done in chronological order and based on social/medical situations.
Pursuant to Massachusetts law, a birth parent may sign an irrevocable surrender of their parental rights no sooner than 4 days after the child’s birth. The consent for adoption is permanent and irrevocable upon signing and only can be overturned based on fraud or duress.
The costs of adoption are wide-ranging. Nationwide, the costs range from $30,000 to as high as $50,000 or more even. Most agencies charge fees as you move through the process. These fees are often at risk, in the event a birth mother does not place her child. Adoption Resources has a flat fee that isn’t paid until you bring your child home. We assume the financial risk for work done with all birth parents regardless of their final decision regarding adoption.
Adoption Resources Orientation
An informational seminar and overview of our programs, costs, and options for those interested in learning more about Adoption Resources. Typically offered the first Tuesday of the month. Private informational meetings are also available.
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 1430 Main Street, Waltham
More Info: send us a message or call 800-533-4346.