Infant Adoption

Adopting newborns and babies

Who are the adoptable infants?

The U.S. Infant Adoption Program places newborns and infants with adoptive families.  A New Beginning works with birth families who have selected an adoption plan for their babies, adoption attorneys and with agencies nationwide looking for families.  Within the Infant Adoption Program it is most common for the birth family to select the adoptive family based on prepared profiles.

General Adoptive Parent Requirements

  • Adoptive Parents should be at least 25 years of age
  • Single, married, or same-sex partnership
  • Adoptive Parents should be Idaho residents
  • Out-of-state families with an approved home study*

Adoptive Parent Training Requirements

A New Beginning Adoption Specialists believe proper training and education for adoptive parents is essential for the most successful child placement, a healthy adoption and family transition.   The 12 hours of required training will be completed over a two-day period. The Infant Adoption Program training sessions are offered once per quarter.  Click here for the next training date or contact A New Beginning.  Both parent(s) are required to attend.  Important parenting and adoption topics covered include the following:

  • Adoption Openness/Relationship
  • Establishing positive relationships with the birth family
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Legal process and issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Attachment styles and issues
  • Interactive adoption panels with adoptive parents, birth families and adoptees
  • Other topics as necessary
  • Question and answer session

What steps to expect for your U.S. Infant Adoption process

  • Attend an Adoption Information Seminar
  • Application process and interviews
  • U.S. Infant Adoption program training (12 hours)
  • Home Study Process
  • An assigned Family Support Coordinator to help during the adoption process
  • Completion of Adoptive Parent Profile
  • Placed on waiting list for potential selection by Birth Family
  • Guidance in completing your relationship agreement with birth family
  • Matched with birth family
  • Child Placement
  • Post-Placement visits (2 are required within a 6 month period)
  • Finalization