Process and what to expect

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The first step in the adoption process is researching your options and the steps you'll need to take.

We're here to help you navigate the process and figure out where to go next!

Contact us toll-free at 1-877-ADOPT-07 or at adoptbckids@bcadoption.com to talk about your adoption options. 

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Send in your application

You're ready to take the next step!

Now you'll start the formal application process with an adoption representative.

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Get adoption ready

During this stage, you'll find out all you need to know to become an adoptive family.

  • You'll take a mandatory training course, like the Adoption Education Program Online (AEP-Online), about various parenting, adoption, and special needs topics.
  • You'll also have a homestudy scheduled, which usually involves six to eight visits with a social worker.

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The waiting period

During the matching process, you may review child profiles oryou may be invited to attend a matching event by your social worker or another adoption representative.

The wait can feel long and tedious. Use this time to

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Your child comes home

Congratulations!

When a phone call comes from your adoption representative for a potential placement, apply all that you've learned throughout your proposal process. Ensure that the placement is right for your family.

Once you accept a proposal, the placement process timeline varies depending on the location and age of your child.

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Children, from babies to teens, need families.