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Adoption Option - Bismarck, Bismarck ND

  • Agency Name
  • Adoption Option - Bismarck
  • Agency Location
  • 107 West Main Ave., Suite 350
    Bismarck, ND 58501
  • Contact Phone
  • (701) 255-1165
  • Contact Name
  • Kim Wood
  • License Number
  • Services Offered
  • North Dakota Infant Adoption; Identified Adoption; Interstate Adoption; Relative Adoption; International Adoption
  • Description
  • The Adoption Option offers adoption services and pregnancy counseling, with locations in in Fargo, Grand Forks, Williston, Minot, and Bismarck. We can facilitate baby and child adoption. The Adoption Option is a partnership between The Village Family Service Center and Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, provides compassionate services supporting children and families.
  • Adoption Process
  • ND Infant Adoption Process: 1. Application: Payment of fee and completion of application 2. Assessment packet: The assessment packet will be mailed directly to you 3. Adoption Preparation & Training Workshop: Payment of workshop fee. Attend two-day workshop with other prospective adoptive parents. Training is offered quarterly 4. Assessment Process: Payment of assessment fee. Submit paperwork to social worker. Complete Taylor-Johnson and AAPI. Interviews with social worker (including at least one home visit, and two to four additional visits as needed). 5. Selection Profile: Prepare profile and birthparent letter to be placed in selection book and website. Profile is shown to birth families making an adoption plan. The average wait time from assessment to placement is 1-2 years. 6. Referral of Child: You will receive all known non-identifying information to consider a specific opportunity 7. Placement of Child: A formal placement occurs upon birthparent's legal relinquishment and termination of parental rights. (The length of time varies depending on situation). If licensed for foster care, a legal risk placement from the hospital may occur. A legal risk placement from the hospital often times may occur pending the legal process. 8. Post-Placement Support & Supervision: 6 months required by ND before legal finalization can occur; Identified/Relative Adoption Process: 1. Application: Payment of fee and completion of application. 2. Assessment packet: The assessment packet will be mailed directly to you 3. Adoption Preparation & Training Workshop: Generally the timing of Identified Adoption does not permit attendance. Should you desire to participate on the next available training, we can make arrangements 4. Assessment Process: Payment of assessment fee. Submit paperwork to social worker. Complete Taylor-Johnson and AAPI. Interviews with social worker (including at least one home visit, and two to four additional visits as needed). 5. Birth Family: Relationship buil
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