Providing Children Permanency

EVOLVE’s provides various programs for individuals and families who are exploring infant adoption (0-12 Months).

Choosing The Program That Fits Your Family

We offer various infant adoption programs to choose from.

EVOLVE Infant Program – Families interested (dependent upon space availability) in this program will be entered into our agency “Waiting Family Pool”. Those in the Infant Program will be given assistance in completing a Home Study Assessment, creating a family profile, providing guidance and support by our staff throughout the process. We offer the option to be promoted on our website and social media channels. Families in this program will be matched with expectant parents receiving services through our Pregnancy Services program. Learn more.

Own-Source Program – Is for families who have connected with another adoption placing agency that are located outside of Minnesota or Western Wisconsin. EVOLVE is able to conduct the Home Study Assessment, post placement services and ongoing support throughout the process. This program can benefit your family through local ongoing support.  Learn more.

The Process

Adoption requires that families complete a Home Study Assesment as the first step. EVOLVE is only licensed to provide an adoption home study to families currently living in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. 

At or during the time that a home study is completed, an individual or family wanting to enter our Domestic Infant program must choose which program they are interested in. At this time, families will begin work that is related to their specific program (i.e. creating family profiles and discussing preferences with social workers).

Timelines for the matching and placement stages vary due to factors that the family is open to, such as: sex, race/ethnicity of the child, level of openness and ongoing contact with birth family, prenatal substance exposure and/or mental health diagnosis in the expectant parents, outreach options, the characteristics of the adoptive family, the fees the adoptive family is comfortable with, and the quality of the family profile. Generally, a family could anticipate waiting between 0 and 24 months for a match, however, there is no guarantee of placement.

To learn more about our Domestic Infant Program, sign up for a General Orientation Information Session.

How To Apply

Families will be required to complete an information session prior to applying to our adoption programs. The information session is the first step of the adoption process at EVOLVE Family Services. Within an information session you will learn more about and have an opportunity to ask questions about EVOLVE as a whole, EVOLVE’s adoption specific programs, an overview of the adoption process, what you can expect during and throughout the process, expectations of adoptive parents, trends in adoption, etc.

An application can be submitted, after the completion of an information session. The application does contain important information regarding EVOLVE’s policies, fees, and processes; so reviewing the application prior to attending an informational session is recommended.

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