Adoption

Adoption

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

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Call 216.509.9020.

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

Download our Adoption Brochure

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

Click here for Application for Child Placement

Learn More About Adoption

I'm Pregnant

An Adoption Plan - 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 or not you choose adoption.
  • 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. 

Download Adoption Plan Brochure

Waiting Families

Michael and Chris

Dear Birthparent: From the start, please know that we respect the decision you are preparing to make.  We are both grateful and hopeful that your decision will allow our family to grow once again. Read more

Jen and Ryan

Dear Birthparent: It is nearly impossible to express through a letter what the blessing of a child would mean to our family. We are so grateful to you for considering adoption and know this is a very difficult time for you. Read more

Jen and Ryan

Michael and Hannah

Dear Birthparent: Thank you for taking the time to learn about us and for considering us as you make the difficult decision of who will parent your child. We talked about adopting a child before we were married, and we are so grateful you are giving us the chance to be parents. Read more

Paulins

Will and Natalie

Dear Birthparent: Thank you for taking the time to consider us. We are Will and Natalie, parents of two and ready to welcome another child through adoption. Parenting has been our greatest adventure. And having been through the adoption process before, we are excited to again meet, nurture and love another new life. Read more

 

 

 

 

Become A Family Waiting to Adopt

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