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Good Samaritan Agency, Bangor ME

  • Agency Name
  • Good Samaritan Agency
  • Agency Location
  • 100 Ridgewood Dr.
    Bangor, ME 04401
  • Contact Phone
  • (207) 942-7211
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  • Services Offered
  • In-state Domestic Adoption; Out-of-State Domestic Adoption; International Adoption
  • Description
  • Good Samaritan Agency is the oldest agency in Maine licensed to place children. The agency, established in 1902, is private, non-profit and non-sectarian. At Good Samaritan Agency, we believe that every child needs and deserves the security of a permanent, loving family. We further believe there are many individuals and couples who want to build families by responding to the needs of children who do not have stable homes. Since 1909, we’ve been matching the needs of children and families through adoption. At Good Samaritan Agency, we provide a full service in-state domestic adoption program. We also work with out-of-state agencies to assist in the placement of children with Maine families. For families seeking to adopt internationally, Good Samaritan Agency, may be able to complete your homestudy and post-placement services. Good Samaritan Agency can also complete private homestudies for families working privately towards an adoption.
  • Adoption Process
  • Good Samaritan Agency begins the process with individual adoption informational sessions. This gives your family a chance to sit down with an adoption caseworker and discuss the process and ask questions. Adoption informationals are scheduled on an individual basis. Once a family has decided to work with Good Samaritan Agency, they must then submit a formal adoption application packet. As part of the application packet, adoptive applicants are required to write autobiographies, complete medical examinations, provide references, financial documentation, and releases for the agency to conduct background checks on all adults living in the household. Once your application packet has been processed and all background checks have cleared, you will be assigned to an adoption caseworker. The caseworker will begin the homestudy with your family. The homestudy is an in-depth evaluation of your life experiences, problem solving abilities and motivation for adoption. The homestudy uses information gathered in the application as well as a series of interviews, both individually and jointly, and a home visit. All homestudies are reviewed in a peer review session by all casework staff before approval is granted. Once the homestudy is approved, you are now an approved adoptive family, waiting for a placement. After a child is placed in your home for the purpose of adoption, your caseworker will continue to monitor your adjustment by meeting with your family as required and completing the post-placement supervision reports. This supervision period is defined by law and is typically 6 months in length. After the required supervision period, families can legalize the adoption through the Probate Court system. Good Samaritan Agency will assist your family with the legalization process.
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