ADOPTION

For 25 years adoption and child permanency has been a core emphasis of our work on behalf of vulnerable children around the world. We provide adoption homestudy services to Oregon residents and domestic adoption placement services for private adoptions. To learn more, let us know and we will send you an information packet.

INITIAL APPLICATION

Complete the initial adoption application – or adoption homestudy application – and pay the $200 application fee.


HOMESTUDY DOCUMENTATION

Kidspire will mail you the homestudy documentation packet including the materials that are required, and the background information that must be submitted, for us to evaluate your readiness and preparedness for adoption, domestic or intercountry.


DOCUMENT CHECKLIST

You will receive a document checklist to help you stay organized as you work through the document collection process. There are a significant number of requirements, including vital records, written personal statements, book reports, medical clearances, reference letters, financial statements, employment verification, credit check, and psychological examination.


HOME VISIT

After all the requirements have been completed and submitted to Kidspire for review, a social worker will visit your home to conduct an assessment, interview you and other family members, and gather the necessary background information to write the adoption homestudy report. The Kidspire fee for the home visit and written background homestudy is $2,800.


WRITTEN BACKGROUND REPORT

The information gathered in the previous steps will be reviewed and combined into a written background report making a recommendation about your family’s readiness and preparation for adoption.


APPROVED FOR ADOPTION

Once the adoption homestudy has been completed and submitted to the appropriate parties, you become approved to proceed with the remaining adoption procedures that are required before child placement.