Infant Adoptions Built on Trust

 

The majority of the children in the infant adoption program are newborns. All of the children, regardless of their age or background, need a permanent, loving home in which to grow up.

There are many factors that motivate people to choose adoption. Whatever the particular reasons, it is clear to us that adoption is an expression of love.  As one birthmother put it, “I didn’t give my child to a family—I gave a family to my child.”

 

Guidelines to Adopt an Infant

All families—married, single, or domestic couples—have unique parenting qualities. We encourage diversity, and welcome nurturing families from all different backgrounds and configurations. In order to meet the best interests of a child, we follow some general guidelines.

  • Applicants will need adequate housing and income to support a child

  • Married or domestic couples should have a stable, long term relationship

  • Applicants need to be 21 years or older (per state regulations)

  • Good health and life expectancy are important

  • Applicants must live in Oregon or Washington

  • Applicants must attend all the necessary info sessions, trainings, and pay required fees

Flexible Payment Schedule

We offer adoptive families the flexibility to pay incrementally as they move through each step of the adoption process, instead of a single, lump-sum payment.

A hallmark feature and benefit of our Infant Adoption Program is that adoptive families are never burdened with the responsibility of covering birthparent expenses directly. We support birthmothers independently through an agency-based fund. In this way, families can rest assured that their fee will stay fixed and will not increase depending on the birthmother with whom they are matched. 

Another potential benefit available to adoptive families is the federal adoption tax credit. For further details about this credit, please consult a tax specialist or visit the IRS website.

Learn More or Get Started

The first step to learning more about our Infant Adoption Program is to attend an informational session. This is a required step in the process to becoming a family in our Infant Adoption pool. Info sessions are led by our Director of Adoption Services and include information on how the process works, the fee structure, and a time for questions.


Boys & Girls Aid
9320 SW Barbur Blvd, 
Portland, OR 97219


Please complete the form below to be added to our next info session

Questions? Contact us at 503.542.2301 or info@boysandgirlsaid.org.

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