Choosing Adoption FAQs

If I choose adoption, can I choose a family?

You choose the family you want to adopt your child. You may choose from the diverse approved families seeking to adopt through EVOLVE, or you may connect with someone outside the agency that you know. All adoptive families must have a completed home study.

How do I know if a family will be good parents?

All EVOLVE Waiting Families are approved by our agency. The families must go through a rigorous home study process, background checks, training, social worker interviews and home visits. You can meet with as many families as you would like.

Can I change my mind?

You can change your mind regarding adoption at any time prior to completing the legal process to end your parental rights. The timeframe is dependent on state laws, but in both Minnesota and Wisconsin the legal process cannot take place until after the baby is born. Your pregnancy counselor will discuss how the state laws apply to your situation.

Who decides how much contact I have with my child after an adoption?

You decide how much contact you want with the adopting family, now and in the future. We can help you and the adoptive family develop a plan for openness and ongoing contact.

Speak with a Pregnancy Counselor

If you have questions about our Pregnancy Services department, or would like to talk with one of our pregnancy counselors, please call our main office at 651-439-2446 or fill out the contact form below.

If you have an urgent need and would like to speak with a counselor outside of office hours, call or text our On Call line at 651-323-0875.