As an adopting parent, the adoption process begins with learning about the different types of adoption available to you, analyzing your parenting strengths and considering what type of child you are comfortable parenting. Bright Futures will assist you in beginning this process with an Orientation Packet and an Initial Educational Consultation. The Orientation Packet will include information about adopting a waiting child(ren), an overview of the adoption process, an overview of the home study process, and qualifications for adoptive parents
During the Initial Educational Consultation, we will talk with you about why you have decided to build your family through adoption, your specific needs, desires and concerns about adopting a waiting child(ren), and what type of adoption is right for you. We will also explain the services offered by Bright Futures, our policies and procedures, and how you can get started.
Once you have completed MAPP training, the next step is to begin the homestudy process. Below is information about the home study process and the required documentation.