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.
Families in this program may state their preference for the sex of the child, the race of the child, and openness with birth parents.
- Newborn females and males
- African American
- Native American
- 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.
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.
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.