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, children of a full race, and full openness with birth parents.
- Newborn females and males
- African American
- Native American
- 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.
Each agency/state has its own set of required progress reports. Typically 1 to 6 visits and reports are required after returning home with your child.
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, Contact Us.