Frequently Asked Questions - Infant & Toddler Adoption
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about infant and toddler adoptions in Idaho. If you are unable to find the answers to your questions, please call us at 208-939-3865. If you are a parent considering adoption, call our 24/7 Hotline at 208-985-5617.
Can I make an adoption plan for my toddler?
I have been parenting my baby for the past few months. Is it too late to make an adoption plan?
Are there parents that want to adopt toddlers or older babies?
Why do biological parents make adoption plans for older babies and toddlers?
There are several reasons. These reasons may include: risk of child being removed and put into foster care, domestic violence, drug use, child’s safety, ongoing lack of resources, or other factors that are making parenting difficult.
What support will I receive as I consider making an adoption plan or continuing to parent my child?
We have a team of experienced professionals here to help. Our options counselor can help you identify your support system, assess resources that may be helpful if you continue parenting, and a mentor who has placed her infant and toddler.
What support will I receive during the adoption process?
You are completely in control during the process and will have several decisions and choices to make. You will have the opportunity to choose an adoptive family and can interview prospective families as well as get to know them. We want you to feel completely confident and comfortable with the family you choose. We will help you make a relationship/contact agreement with the adoptive family. Finally, we will help with transitioning your child into his/her adoptive family.
What support will I receive after I place my child with an adoptive family
We are here for you long after the adoption. We have a Licensed Counselor, Mentors, a Support group, and annual activities for birth and biological parents.
How do I know the parents I will choose are the right parents?
What if I want an open adoption?
If I choose a closed adoption, will I be able to find my child when they become an adult, or can they find me?