A Hague-Accredited International Adoption Program, we provide services including infant adoption, waiting child adoption, and birth parent adoption planning.

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Creating Forever Families

Adoption provides children with the love and permanency they need and deserve. It can also fill the longing that many families have to complete or expand their circle of love, or help birthparents find a loving and stable home for their baby. 

Bellefaire JCB was founded as an orphanage in 1868 and, since those first experiences caring for children without permanent homes, has become the nation's longest-established child placement/adoption agencies. 

We are a Hague-Accredited International Adoption Program and our adoption specialists are degreed, licensed social workers and certified adoption assessors. Each is committed to delivering individualized support and counsel to address the needs of children, adoptive families and birth parents. Our services and support extend though every step of the adoption process and includes:

  • Pre- and post-adoption counseling
  • Facilitating adoptive placements
  • Counselling to birth parents
  • Home study for domestic and international adoptions

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Looking to Adopt

Envisioning Your Family

Adoption is an emotional, life-long decision. It is a process that requires guidance at every phase. Our team offers years of experience and professional support so you can have a positive experience and successful transition before, during and after adoption. Our services include:

  • Pre-adoption counseling to help define hopes and expectations
  • Comprehensive services including home study, post-placement supervision, support and court finalization of the adoption
  • Post-finalization counseling and related services

Do you know what type of adoption you want to pursue? Choosing the right route depends on many things including your personal needs, wishes, life situation. Bellefaire JCB will support you in any of the following adoptions:

  • Waiting Child
  • Domestic Infant
  • Identified Infant
  • Self-directed Infant
  • International

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Learn More About Adoption

Call Us: 216-932-2800 or 800-205-8534

I'm Pregnant

What Are My Options? It's Your Decision! We Provide the Support.

If you have an unplanned pregnancy, it's likely you are overwhelmed by conflicting thoughts and confused about what you are experiencing. Choosing the right path is not always an easy decision. You may feel alone. At Bellefaire JCB, we believe that talking with someone can help you make sense of your feelings and help you move forward with a choice that is best for you. When you call us, you will be teamed with a Birth Parent Counselor who will help you understand the options. Our services include:

  • Counseling and Support: All services are provided at no charge to you, whether you choose to parent or make an adoption plan.
  • Legal: We review all legal documents and forms with you before you make your final decision.
  • Choosing an Adoptive Family: We perform a complete home study assessment of the adoptive family. Your involvement in selecting a family is up to you.
  • Birth Fathers: We answer questions and provide counseling at no cost.


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Waiting Families

Sara and Riley

Dear Birth Parent: We are so deeply honored that you are considering our family as part of your life journey and giving us the gift of adopting your child. Read more


Greg and Jackie

Dear Birth Parent: First of all, thank you. Thank you for reading our profile, thank you for considering us to parent your child, and thank you for your strength, courage, and incredible love you have for your baby. Read more

Jen and Ryan

Adam and Nicole

Dear Birthparent: Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about us and considering our family as you make the difficult decision of who will parent our child. We hope that you will be able to see the love we have for each other, our families, and our future child. Read more

 Adam and Nicole


Krista and Jeff

Dear Birth Parent: Thank you for taking the time to learn about us! It is our heart’s desire to grow our family. We have such close, strong, loving relationships with our brother and sisters, and we want that for our family and for our son. Our son Jay became part of our family through adoption in late 2015. Our lives center around our families. You can be part of our lives and family too – we would like an OPEN ADOPTION. Read more


Become A Family Waiting to Adopt

Call Us: 216-320-8518 or 800-205-8534