Domestic Adoption Program
In-State Infant Adoption
Our In-State Infant Adoption Program is a full-service program.
As part of the program, The Maine Children’s Home provides you with an experienced case worker to guide you through the entire process and to help you determine which type of adoption will be best for you. Our professional staff also manages the adoption home study process as well as birth parent counseling, placement services, and post-adoption services, including search services.
The Inter-State Adoption Program is open to couples and individuals that meet eligibility requirements.
This program provides all of the same services as in the In-State Infant Adoption Program but with another licensed out-of-state agency serving as the child-placing agency. That agency is located in the same state as the adoptee and birth parent(s). It provides counseling for the parent(s) and manages the placement of the child with the prospective adoptive couple.
We assist Maine-based adoptive applicants with the Interstate Compact guidelines necessary for adoption between two states. Following placement, The Maine Children’s Home also provides post placement supervision, finalization services, and post adoption services in Maine.
The majority of the babies and young children adopted through this program are of mixed cultural and racial heritage. Applicants are required to participate in educational sessions on trans-racial parenting and are encouraged to communicate with other trans-racial families.