Infant Adoption

Adopting newborns and babies

Who are the adoptable infants?

The U.S. Infant Adoption Program places newborns and infants with home study approved adoptive families.  A New Beginning works with birth families who have selected an adoption plan for their babies, other adoption professionals like adoption attorneys as well as with other agencies who are looking for qualified adoptive families.

Within the Infant Adoption Program it is most common for the birth family to select the adoptive family based on adoptive parent profiles.

General Adoptive Parent Requirements

  • Adoptive Parents should be at least 25 years of age
  • Single, married, 2 yr+ partnership and LGBT
  • Idaho resident or 
  • 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 to ensure the most successful child placement, a healthy adoption and positive family transition.   The 12 hours of required training will be completed over a two or three 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 to expect for your U.S. Infant Adoption process

  • Attend an Adoption Information Seminar via Zoom
  • 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
  • Hospital experience
  • Child Placement
  • Post-Placement visits (3 are required within a 6 month period)
  • Adoption Finalization in court

Next Step to start the adoption