ADOPTION THROUGH ECFA

WHO WE ARE

Evangelical Child and Family Agency is a pro-life, non-profit agency that provides high-quality, adoption services to the Evangelical Christian community. We have trained, licensed, social workers who will be with you throughout your journey offering encouragement and support. We believe that, together, we can make a difference in the lives of children, both domestically and internationally.

THE PROCESS

Orientation

This is an in-person “informational meeting” that introduces you to the adoption process and the types of adoptions that are available to you.

Home Study

The home study takes approximately three-four months, and includes, but is not limited to, a minimum of three home visits, SAFE home study questionnaires, background checks, and references.

Waiting

This phase may appear to be the most difficult, but God is at work preparing you
and your child. 

Post Placement Services

Home visits and reports are completed, based on state or international requirements.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF ADOPTIONS

WISCONSIN DOMESTIC

The domestic program is open to families who meet ECFA’s eligibility criteria for adoption. This program works alongside ECFA’s Pregnancy Support Service program which provides birth parents with free confidential counseling, assistance, and other supportive services. 

INTERSTATE

Families utilize ECFA for their home study and post-placement services when adopting from a different state. With this option, families identify a domestic-placing agency that is responsible for matching families with infants from another state.

PRIVATE

Families who have an existing relationship with an expectant birth mother prior to engaging in services with ECFA can utilize ECFA for their home study and post-placement services. The expectant mother can utilize ECFA pregnancy support services, if she so chooses.

INTERNATIONAL

Families utilize ECFA for their home study and post-placement services when adopting from a different country. With this option, families identify an intercountry-placing agency that is responsible for matching families with children in another country.

EMBRYO

Families utilize ECFA for their home study and post-placement services (if required) when they desire to use donated embryos to achieve a pregnancy. With this option, families would identify an agency that is responsible for matching families with embryos.

CHILD WELFARE

Many children in foster care that are either part of a sibling group or have special needs, have an outcome goal of involuntary termination of parental rights and adoption. Adoptive families can utilize ECFA to conduct their home study and obtain a license for domestic adoption. 

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