Domestic Adoption Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the wait for a placement?

Since birthparents select a family, the wait varies. A couple may wait just a few months or possibly a few years.

What’s required for a home study?

Medical and financial information. Criminal background checks. Questionnaires regarding infertility, marriage, parenting and adoption. Reference Letters.

How many placements do we make each year?

Our agency adoption programs averages two placements each year, but we also assist families with options for independent adoption placements.

How much does it cost?

We operate on a sliding fee scale.

What does openness mean?

Openness refers to any level of contact between adoptive parents and birthparents. It does not mean shared parenting. Openness allows you the opportunity to meet your birthparents and have access to your child’s medical and social history.

Do we place older children?

The majority of children who are placed through our agency are infants. If you are interested in adopting an older child, our counselors would be happy to discuss what options might be available to you and how we can help you with that process.

What do I need to do to get started?

Contact Amanda Bennett at (615) 760-1023 or to discuss your hopes and goals.