Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana is a non-profit full services adoption program licensed by Kentucky and Indiana to legally place children for adoption. We focus on adoption because we believe that every child deserves a stable home with loving, nurturing parents who have the resources to provide for the child and guide his/her development to adulthood.
As a non-profit, we do not exist to make money for investors or owners, but to benefit children. At Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana, you become part of our adoption family. We cherish the adoptive parents and birth parents whom we serve. We admire our birth parents’ display of great courage to put their own wants aside and make a decision in their children’s best interests. Witnessing adoptive parents open their hearts and lives to children makes them special to us as well. There are no words to express the deep feelings we have for the infants.
Here are some of the reasons many people choose Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana and our full service domestic adoption program:
- On average, we place twenty to twenty-five infants annually. Our program sees a disruption rate much lower than the national average.
- Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana advocates are accessible to birth parents 24 hours a day. Our birth mother advocates are available to help women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy, thinking about adoption, and exploring their options. They meet with birth mothers in person and take the time to get to know each birth mother and understand her situation. They are available to provide services to meet her specific needs.
- Adoptive families have their own adoption advocate who provides information, education, and support throughout the adoption process. We want the best possible adoption experience for all parties involved.
- Adoption costs at Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana are explained in detail even before you start the adoption process. Rather than requesting an adoption fee up front, fees are due as services are provided.
- Our agency manages the amount of money spent on birth parents for adoption related expenses. During the initial phases of working with the birth mothers, our advocates review their financial needs and make an assistance plan. No money is exchanged between the adoptive parents and birth parents.
- With our full domestic adoption program, we walk you through the entire process – One agency bringing together two families.
- ABOK can also assist with home studies and services for International and Independent adoptions and if you are utilizing an out of state agency for child placement.
Things to Ask
Gathering information is the starting point in the adoption process. There are many reputable adoption agencies in Kentucky and Indiana as well as national agencies that can provide services. Some things you may need to consider are:
- Does the agency explain the costs and fees?
- Does the agency ask for fees before providing services?
- Does the agency provide full adoption services or do adoptive parents need to use more than one agency to obtain all services required in their adoption?
- Are you familiar with your state laws and the laws of other states your agency may be working with? Do these laws meet your needs?
- Do you want to work with a local and more personal agency or would you prefer out of state placement with a national agency?
- Will you have to travel out of state?
- How long is the average wait until placement?
- Does the agency provide counseling for the birth parents?
- Does the agency provide support for waiting adoptive parents?
- What is the agency’s disruption rate?
- How many placements do they make per year?
- How long will it take to terminate the birth parent parental rights?
- Can adoptive parents turn down a placement and continue to be shown to other birthmothers?
- Can adoptive parents have preferences and how does that impact your wait?