Our Council on Accreditation Hague-accredited adoption program is the longest-operating program of its kind in Maine.

I'm Pregnant and Need HelpThe Maine Children’s Home is a comprehensive adoption agency, offering professional services and support to all members of the adoption triad, which includes adoptive parents, birth parents, and adoptees.

Adoption is a life-long commitment so we firmly believe in an educational process that allows you to make informed decisions. Our caring staff members are here to guide you through the entire process and to support you long after the adoption has taken place.

We host two free adoption informational meetings every month that are open to anyone interested in learning about whether adoption is an option for your family. Meetings are held every 3rd Monday at our Portland office (509 Forest Ave, located in the HopeGateWay building) at 6 p.m. and the last Wednesday at our Waterville office (93 Silver street) at 6 p.m. If you are interested in attending one of our free informational meetings please complete this form

Please fill out our inquiry form or call us today at 207-873-6350 to learn more about the adoption process.


In celebration of National Adoption Awareness Month in November 2016, Lindsay Bragdon, LSW, program director, adoption counselor and caseworker at The Maine Children’s Home, spoke about adoption in Maine on Townsquare Media radio stations.