1622 E. Sandhurst Drive
St. Paul, MN 55109
Phone: 651-770-5508
Email: info@chosen1sadoption.org

Review Process

Here's where you start

Your adoption process begins with either a phone call to Chosen Ones for more information or completing the online pre-application form. After your pre-application has been reviewed, you will be contacted by our agency. An Application for Adoption will be mailed to you.

Minnesota Department of Human Services has a designated format for Adoption Home Studies. This includes a set of Adam Walsh Background checks. Fingerprint cards will be mailed to you at the start of the Adoption Home study process.

These FBI background checks will provide information regarding any history of domestic or child abuse. The Fee for each set of fingerprints is $70.00.

The Adoption Home Study consists of several visits with the prospective adoptive family by our Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Each visit may be about 2-3 hours long. The State of Minnesota requires that at least one of these visits is in the family home. During these visits the social worker will obtain biographical information as well as health and financial information. Cross-Cultural issues as well as attachment and bonding issues will also be discussed. These visits will be a positive experience since this is all about helping you build or add to your family! Once completed you will be sent a Draft of the Adoption Home study for your review and accuracy. This Draft may also be forwarded to your networking agency to ensure that all the required information is included. Once finalized you will be sent copies of your Adoption Home Study. You may then forward them to your networking agency so that the referral or matching process may begin.

Time Lines

Waiting is the hardest part of any adoption process. The time it takes to finally adopt your child may take anywhere from 12 to 36 months. This waiting period will seem the most difficult time and is not in our control. This is a great time to learn about your child’s culture.

Risks Involved

You must be aware that laws or regulations can change during the waiting process. This is beyond the control of Chosen Ones. You must also be aware that there are certain medical risks that you will have to take with adoption and that your baby might have certain conditions of which they were not made aware. For international adoptions most children are cared for in government run orphanages or by foster families. They generally receive good care but the child may have some developmental delays or undetected infections.

Post Placement Reports for Domestic Adoptions

Copies of the documents you receive when you adopt your child will be forwarded to Chosen Ones Adoption Agency. Our Social Worker will contact you for her visit to complete the post placement report. This is to ensure that the child and parents are adjusting well. Generally the family is ready to finalize the adoption in the Court at this time.

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