Bringing families together is our
LIFELONG GOAL

Bringing families together is our
LIFELONG GOAL

Bringing families together is our
LIFELONG GOAL

Bringing families together is our
LIFELONG GOAL

Domestic Adoptions

The definition of domestic adoption is quite straightforward: It is when both of the prospective parents and the child are U.S. citizens.

Although the explanation is uncomplicated, the process may seem quite daunting. Adoption ARC will make it clear and simple to guide you through the journey to parenthood. Federal and state laws are in effect to safeguard the rights of the birth and adoptive parents, and children involved. Above all, our adoption professionals are available anytime to assist in all matters of domestic adoption.

Types of Domestic Adoption

Generally, there are three types of domestic adoption: open, closed and semi-open.

  • In Open adoption, contact and identifiable information are shared between all parties involved in the adoption.
  • Closed adoption is where there is very little or no contact between parties. Medical history is commonly the only information shared.
  • Semi-open adoption usually includes the sharing of limited information such as only the parties involved first name and medical history. It may also include contact mediated by a third party.
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Domestic Adoptions

The definition of domestic adoption is quite straightforward: It is when both of the prospective parents and the child are U.S. citizens.

Although the explanation is uncomplicated, the process may seem quite daunting. Adoption ARC will make it clear and simple to guide you through the journey to parenthood. Federal and state laws are in effect to safeguard the rights of the birth and adoptive parents, and children involved. Above all, our adoption professionals are available anytime to assist in all matters of domestic adoption.

Family With Adoptive Child

Types of Domestic Adoption

Generally, there are three types of domestic adoption: open, closed and semi-open.

  • In Open adoption, contact and identifiable information are shared between all parties involved in the adoption.
  • Closed adoption is where there is very little or no contact between parties. Medical history is commonly the only information shared.
  • Semi-open adoption usually includes the sharing of limited information such as only the parties involved first name and medical history. It may also include contact mediated by a third party.

How domestic adoptions work

Providing a stable environment for the child's well-being

To begin with, in the adoption process state law requires an investigation into the parenting fitness of the adoptive parent or parents. This procedure involves a home study to aid in determining eligibility of the petitioning parents.

Couple Being Interviewed For Domestic Adoption

Some of the items considered in the home study during the domestic adoption process are:

  • Financial stability
  • Marital stability, if applicable
  • Other children in the home
  • Career obligations
  • Health
  • Criminal history
  • Child Abuse Clearances
  • Proof of insurance
  • History of Adoptive Family
  • Views on Parenting
  • Views on Openness in the Adoption
  • Opinions about the Birth Family
  • What type of child would the parent(s) be best able to incorporate successfully into the family

At Adoption ARC, as a private, non-profit child welfare agency, we are licensed and accredited to provide adoption services in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. We believe adoption is a lifelong process for all parties involved in the adoption triad and are devoted to providing unending support.

How domestic adoptions work

Providing a stable environment for the child's well-being

To begin with, in the adoption process state law requires an investigation into the parenting fitness of the adoptive parent or parents. This procedure involves a home study to aid in determining eligibility of the petitioning parents.

Couple Being Interviewed For Domestic Adoption

Some of the items considered in the home study during the domestic adoption process are:

  • Financial stability
  • Marital stability, if applicable
  • Other children in the home
  • Career obligations
  • Health
  • Criminal history
  • Child Abuse Clearances
  • Proof of insurance
  • History of Adoptive Family
  • Views on Parenting
  • Views on Openness in the Adoption
  • Opinions about the Birth Family
  • What type of child would the parent(s) be best able to incorporate successfully into the family

At Adoption ARC, as a private, non-profit child welfare agency, we are licensed and accredited to provide adoption services in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. We believe adoption is a lifelong process for all parties involved in the adoption triad and are devoted to providing unending support.

Schedule an Appointment
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Adoption ARC looks after your adoption process

As a full-service, non-profit agency, Adoption ARC can facilitate all aspects of the domestic adoption process. Our professionals offer support groups, educational services as well as onsite and in-home counseling. Whatever the needs or concerns, we are always available to provide compassionate assistance.

From the very first phone call I knew I made the right decision. There was no judgement whatsoever. I was so afraid, but the entire staff made the process easy for me.

From the very first phone call I knew I made the right decision. There was no judgement whatsoever. I was so afraid, but the entire staff made the process easy for me.

Adoption ARC looks after your adoption process

Adoption ARC looks after your adoption process

As a full-service, non-profit agency, Adoption ARC can facilitate all aspects of the domestic adoption process. Our professionals offer support groups, educational services as well as onsite and in-home counseling. Whatever the needs or concerns, we are always available to provide compassionate assistance.

Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy or pursuing adoption?

Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy or pursuing adoption?

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We are here to help you right now

We are here to help you right now

Contact us any time 24/7 to learn more and discuss all of your options.

Contact us any time 24/7 to learn more and discuss all of your options.

Contact us any time 24/7 to learn more and discuss all of your options.

Contact us any time to learn more and discuss all of your options.

Whether you are pursuing the adoption of a child, facing an unplanned pregnancy, or looking for an adoptive family for your child, Adoption ARC is here for you.

You can speak with an adoption counselor for free at any time, 24/7 to help you make an informed decision that is in the best interests of you, your family, and your child. Because we care deeply about bringing families together, the adoption process is completely free. Get in touch with us today to get started!

Whether you are facing an unplanned pregnancy or looking for an adoptive family for your child, Adoption ARC is here for you.

You can speak with an adoption counselor free of charge at any time, 24/7 to help you make an informed decision that is in the best interests of your child. Get in touch with us today to get started!

We are here to help you right now

We are here to help you right now

Contact us any time to learn more and discuss all of your options.

Contact us any time to learn more and discuss all of your options.

Contact us any time to learn more and discuss all of your options.

Contact us any time 24/7 to learn more and discuss all of your options.

Whether you are facing an unplanned pregnancy or looking for an adoptive family for your child, Adoption ARC is here for you.

You can speak with an adoption counselor free of charge at any time, 24/7 to help you make an informed decision that is in the best interests of your child. Get in touch with us today to get started!
Whether you are pursuing the adoption of a child, facing an unplanned pregnancy, or looking for an adoptive family for your child, Adoption ARC is here for you.

You can speak with an adoption counselor for free at any time, 24/7 to help you make an informed decision that is in the best interests of you, your family, and your child. Because we care deeply about bringing families together, the adoption process is completely free. Get in touch with us today to get started!