What We Do
There are multiple steps required in the adoption journey, but we assure you that the process will be just what you need to prepare you for the lifelong blessing of adoption!
Step 1: Introduction Class
Attend our informational class to learn about our ministry and decide if Antioch Adoptions is the right organization for your adoption process. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and obtain an application for our ministry.
Step 2: Pre-screening
After we receive your application, you will be contacted to schedule a pre-screening interview with one of our staff. During your interview you will discuss various topics such as your motivation to adopt, family history, marriage, etc. You will be informed by mail whether you have been approved to move on to the next step in our process.
Step 3: State of Washington P.R.I.D.E. Training
Complete approximately 30 hours of training that will help prepare you for the foster/adopt process in the State of Washington.
Step 4: Antioch Adoptions' Next Steps Class
Attend this required class prepared by Antioch Adoptions staff.
Step 5: Homework
Complete paperwork that is required by both Antioch Adoptions and the State of Washington. This important paperwork will help your future Case Manager to write your adoption pre-placement report or home study.
Step 6: Home Study
After receiving your completed homework, Antioch Adoptions will assign you a Case Manager to complete your home study. Your Case Manager will schedule at least two visits in your home to meet with you and the members of your household to discuss topics related to placing a child in your home. These topics include medical and family history, financial information, religious involvement, etc. Most importantly, you will discuss in-depth the child you dream of adopting.
Step 7: Foster Licensing/Placement
After the home study is complete, you are ready for the Antioch Adoptions' Placement Coordinator to help you facilitate a private birth-parent adoption or the placement of a legally free child from the State Foster Care system. When a child is legally free, it means that their birth-parent's rights have been terminated. Antioch Adoptions often encourages our families to obtain a Foster Care license after completion of the home study so they are also eligible to have a child placed who is not yet legally free.
After reading the seven steps listed here you may still have lots of questions. That's normal! Please bring any and all questions to the Introduction Class mentioned in Step 1 so we can answer them in person. Be sure to check our calendar to find the class that works for your schedule. Pre-registration for our classes is required. Hope to see you there!