Qualify

St. Elizabeth Foundation requires prospective adoptive parents to be a married couple who have been married for a minimum of five years.

Apply

Through St. Elizabeth, prospective adopting parents fill out a formal application to officially begin. After we review your application, you’ll start the home study process. Be prepared for this to take some time.

Home Study Process

The home study process includes background checks, a home visit to see the physical environment, an assessment of emotional and relationship stability, and a parenting philosophy discussion.

Education Program

This program educates prospective adopting families. You’ll learn about unique attributes of adoptive families and how to help your adopted child understand adoption. It also covers much of the public misconceptions about adoption.

Chosen

The prospective adopting parents will create a family profile book to describe their lives, families, hobbies, etc. These profiles will be shown to birth parents when they are ready to choose a family for their child.

Legal Rights and Responsibilities

What kind of adoption will you have? What are your rights? What are the birth parents’ rights? St. Elizabeth specializes in semi-open adoption, but whether yours is open or confidential, we help navigate your legal responsibilities.

Adoption Finalization

Once a birth mother chooses you to parent her child, St. Elizabeth will help your family process and finalize your adoption by the court. If your adoption is open, we can also facilitate meetings with the birth parents.

Qualify

St. Elizabeth Foundation requires prospective adoptive parents to be a married couple who have been married for a minimum of five years.

Apply

Through St. Elizabeth, prospective adopting parents fill out a formal application to officially begin. After we review your application, you’ll start the home study process. Be prepared for this to take some time.

Home Study Process

The home study process includes background checks, a home visit to see the physical environment, an assessment of emotional and relationship stability, and a parenting philosophy discussion.

Education Program

This program educates prospective adopting families. You’ll learn about unique attributes of adoptive families and how to help your adopted child understand adoption. It also covers much of the public misconceptions about adoption.

Chosen

The prospective adopting parents will create a family profile book to describe their lives, families, hobbies, etc. These profiles will be shown to birth parents when they are ready to choose a family for their child.

Legal Rights and Responsibilities

What kind of adoption will you have? What are your rights? What are the birth parents’ rights? St. Elizabeth specializes in semi-open adoption, but whether yours is open or confidential, we help navigate your legal responsibilities.

Adoption Finalization

Once a birth mother chooses you to parent her child, St. Elizabeth will help your family process and finalize your adoption by the court. If your adoption is open, we can also facilitate meetings with the birth parents.

Learn More

As an adoption agency, our main priority is taking care of our birth mothers and helping to build happy families. Get in touch to see how we can help you.