National Infant Program

National Infant

Adoptive Parent Requirements

EVOLVE does not have any specific requirements for families in this program but some agencies that we collaborate with have restrictions around age, marital status, income, and criminal background.

Program Requirements

Families in this program may state their preference for the sex of the child, the race of the child, and openness with birth parents.

Children Available

  • Newborn females and males
  • African American
  • Biracial
  • Caucasian
  • Hispanic
  • Native American

Timelines

  • Approved Adoption Study Report – 3-6 months
  • Travel – Around time of birth
  • Profile Sent to Placement – Average 7 months
  • Stay In State – Average. 6 days

Traveling to State of Child’s Birth

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.

Finalizing

Families need to finalize 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.

Progress Reporting

Each agency/state has its own set of required progress reports. Typically 2 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.

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