An adoptive family must also submit an application in order to participate in Heart to Heart Adoptions agency.
Adoptive parents working with Heart to Heart Adoptions must complete and abide to an application process with the agency. Adoptive families must accomplish an adoptive home study and send it correctly, including other supporting materials. If an adoptive family has a current home study they must ask the agency or person who helped with the home study to send an official copy to Heart to Heart Adoptions. If one needs a home study, they must contact a social worker in there area to help out. And, if an adoptive family desires Heart to Heart Adoptions to finish a home study for them, they need to call the Adoptive Family Support line for a specified fee.
An adoptive family must also submit an application in order to participate in Heart to Heart Adoptions agency. Once the application is completed, one must either scan or mail it to the agency and pay the application fee as well. After the home study and application process is accomplished, an adoptive family would need to create a hard copy profile that can be displayed to multiple birth families. A concise on-line profile may be designed as well. The profile grants birth mothers to see profiles while they are in the early stages of adoption.
For many adoptive parents, the idea of finding a compatible person or family that is willing to let them raise their child may seem quite distant and difficult. However, there are many ways to find the woman who want to place their children for adoption. Heart to Heart Adoptions primary advertising is on the internet and in yellow pages. They also have a lot of birth mothers that are referred from previous clients. Heart to Heart also deals with birth mothers of all different types and backgrounds. These women are between the ages of either fourteen or forty four years old and come from all different types of races. Other than each woman similarly loving their child, every birth mother has a personality different and unique to their own self. Many woman arrive at Heart to Heart Adoptions in a stressful and desperate state, being either abused, homeless, addicted to drugs, battling mental health issues, or containing unsupportive families. Many of these woman also have more children that they are responsible for parenting. It often becomes difficult for an adoptive family to take a step back and understand that they need to be flexible and accept the events that occur through an adoption process. Since birth mothers most of the time do not know exactly what their future plans consist of, the agency and adoptive families have to be okay with not knowing exactly what their future holds either.