Yes, but if the birth mother is from out of state, she must be matched with an adoptive family from the State of Utah.
Yes, but they must be matched with a birth mother from the State of Utah.
How long a couple waits for a child is dependent on two factors. The first factor is the couple themselves and how motivated they are to complete needed documents and tasks for their home study, and also how motivated they are to complete their marketing profile. The second factor has to do with the birth mother. At Forever Bound Adoption, birth parents generally choose who they would like to place their baby with. Some couples are selected quickly and some wait awhile.
In the event that the birth parent(s) choose not to place their child for adoption, the amounts paid as expenses for the birth parent(s) will not be refunded to the adoptive couple, as by law, those are considered gifts. Other fees may be transferred to another potential adoption if pursued within 12 months.
The first step for a new adoptive applicant is to fill out a Forever Bound Adoption application. You can APPLY TO ADOPT online. You will then be contacted by a representative of Forever Bound to set up an intake interview.
The next step is to get prepared for your Home Study. There are documents and tasks that need to be completed in order to get you prepared for a Home Study. We use an online file program called My Adoption Portal that makes this process very easy to do. When everything is completed, we will assign you a caseworker who will meet with you and write your Home Study. Upon completion of your Home Study, it will be reviewed and if accepted you will be sent a Letter of Acceptance.
At this point you will be ready to develop your adoption profile. You will be contacted by our partners at ParentFinder who will work with you to develop a unique and professional adoption profile, including digital and physical picture FlipBooks, biographies and a video.
Your completed adoption profile will be featured on the Forever Bound Adoption website, ParentFinder website, Facebook and other online sources where birth parents will see you. Forever Bound will place your physical FlipBook in hospitals, clinics, social services offices, etc. and as we get phone calls from birth parents we will show them your book.
The home study is an in depth evaluation of you, your family and your home. These findings are collected in a document that describes in detail who you are, where you are from, and your motivation to adopt. The home study is composed of many items. For example, results of criminal and child abuse background checks, interviews with the applicants, personal questionnaires, reference letters, a thorough home inspection and more. The home study is generally conducted by a social worker trained to evaluate and educate families about adoption related issues including readiness and preparation for the adoption experience.
The Home Study process usually takes between 4 to 6 weeks, but the time is mostly determined by how motivated the adoptive applicants are. There are a lot of documents and tasks that need to be completed before the Home Study can begin.
An employee of Forever Bound Adoption, or a contractor assigned by the agency will complete your home study.
Adoption is expensive. However, there are many resources available to you. Forever Bound Adoption offers a financial service, free of charge, to our adoptive couples to help them develop a financial plan for their adoption and to help them raise money for their adoption. This service is offered through Your Adoption Finance Coach. You might also be interested in the ideas available at www.affordingadoption.com.
There are approximately 12 agencies in Utah, but none that compare with Forever Bound Adoption.
The number of children varies, but they can be adopted through the Utah State foster care system, through private adoption, or with the help of licensed local adoption agencies.
Forever Bound has been great to work with. They are very compassionate, understanding, and their employees have a lot of good experience and insight. We are so glad that we decided to go with them!
I've had a great experience with Forever Bound Adoption. They are so easy to work with and incredibly helpful. The employees are people of integrity that are passionate about helping families grow through adoption.
I have loved working with Forever Bound Adoption. I feel that Karen and Steve are truly interested in making forever-bound families. I am honored to have my family's adoption under their care.
Forever Bound Adoption is very easy to work with, super supportive, and quick to reply to phone calls or emails. We have been very pleased with our experience using this agency. Definitely one I'd recommend for anyone looking to place their baby or adopt.
We have been working with Forever Bound for about 5 months and have had nothing but positive experiences! They are very organized, profession and bend over backwards to help you out. We are so happy we chose to work with them!
We are currently working with ForeverBound to adopt Baby #2! The programs they utilize to build our profile and take care of financial matters are easy to use and efficient! They have never missed my phone call and respond to emails/requests promptly! I would use them over and over again!
We are so grateful that we found Forever Bound Adoption. We were first excited to learn that Steve was previously involved with the LDS Family Services adoption program and had decades of experience. Our experience so far has been great, with how open and honest they have been. We are currently matched to adopt and have appreciated how they helped to facilitate the great relationship we have with our birth mother.
Our experience was a great one. Natalie was a kind and loving person that supported us through the process. We always felt important and a priority. It was exciting to have her by our side when we stood with the judge to finalize our adoption. Natalie was there every step of the way. Even months/years after placement and finalization we are excited to come visit her!
Should a family hoping to adopt or an expectant parent considering adoption need services, we would recommend them Steve’s agency, Forever Bound Adoption. If we were adopting again, we know Forever Bound would be our first choice!