We limit the number a number of 15 families in our pool. We currently have a list of families interested in joining the program, please let us know if you are interested and we will add you to the list. If you are interested in the EVOLVE Infant Program, please inquire prior to applying to determine if we are accepting applications for this program.
Adoptive Parent Requirements
EVOLVE does not have any specific requirements for families in this program.
Families in this program are required to be open to children of either sex and full openness with birth parents. Families may state their preference for the race of the child, but if they are open to parenting a multiracial child, they must be prepared to parent the child’s full identity. Having a preference may result in a longer wait.
- Newborn female and male children
- Children of all races and ethnicities
- children exposed to substance use prenatally
- Children with a family history of mental health diagnoses
Application – $500
Adoption Study (MN Residents/WI Residents) – $2,900/$3,400
Program – $4,500
Pregnancy Services – $8,000
Post Placement – $1,500
Total Fees $17,400 – $17,900
Additional costs (such as birth parent expenses and legal fee) may apply.
Excludes travel costs. Fees subject to change.
- Approved Adoption Study Report – 3-6 months
- Travel (if applicable) – Around time of birth
- Stay In State – Average 6 days
- Entrance Into Family Pool Until Placement – Average 1 – 2 years
Traveling to State of Child’s Birth
If the birth parents and adoptive parents live in different states, the adoptive parents will travel to the state of the child’s birth. The stay will be 3 – 14 days (average is 6 days). Families usually stay in a hotel until they have received approval from EVOLVE to travel home with their child. Families usually have physical custody of their child during their entire stay.
Families need to finalize the adoption within a certain time frame (varies by state). Finalization may occur in the state where the adoptive parents reside or families may be required to return to the child’s state of birth to finalize.
For MN families, typically 1-3 visits and reports are required after returning home with your child. For WI families, visits and reports are required monthly until finalization (typically 6 visits and reports).
Dual Infant Program
Families in this program will be entered jointly into the EVOLVE Infant Program and the National Infant Program for a program fee of $7,500. Participants already enrolled in one program may later enroll in the second program if space is available. The fee to enter the second program is $3,000.
To Apply for this Program
Fill out an application by clicking the button below. Note: For families located in Minnesota, please review the document, titled “Completing an Adoption in MN” before applying. For all other questions, please Contact Us.