AGAPE OF NORTH CAROLINA is a non-profit, professional Christian agency sponsored by the churches of Christ. AGAPE is licensed by the state of North Carolina department of health and human services as a private adoption agency. AGAPE has been providing adoptive services for 33 years. Our adoption program includes available children from both birth parents only after careful consideration of what is best for them and their child as well as from the foster care system where reunification with the birth family is no longer a viable option. It is important to remember that the goal of the adoption process is based on finding the family that can best meet the specific needs of that particular child.
What is Adoption?
Adoption is the permanent legal placement of a child with a qualified family. AGAPE provides adoption services for infants, children, teens and special needs children.
Requirements for becoming an adoptive parent(s)
Have to be at least 18 years old
Single or married
Consideration of what it will mean to have a child come into your family
Consideration of how this will affect you/your life/lives
Consideration of how this will affect the child’s life
Be Fully committed
Have realistic expectations
Willingness to ensure opportunities for the child to thrive to their fullest abilities physically, academically, socially and emotionally
Must be a christian
Characteristics great in an adoptive parent/family
Recognition of the need to stay in touch with others that child has loved such as foster parents, siblings, teachers, etc.
Myths about what it takes to be an adoptive parent/family
You have to own your own home ……Not true
You have to be perfect………………….Not true
You have to be married…………………Not true
It is expensive to adopt…………………Not necessarily
You have to make a lot of money……..Not true
Steps in the adoption process
Research the aspects of adopting/adoption
Choose an agency
Submit an application
Complete Pre-Placement Assessment (Home Study)
Work with agency in regards to potential available children
Submit Home Study to chosen child’s agency
Visit with your child
Bring your child home
Complete supervisory Period
Legalize the adoption
Celebrate the new addition to your family
Let’s get started
Thank you for your interest in becoming an adoptive parent/family with AGAPE. Caring for the rising number of children without a forever home requires a serious commitment. However, the personal satisfaction that comes from providing a stable, nurturing, and secure environment to a child is beyond measure.
Here is how you begin the process:
Call the main office in Raleigh NC @ 919-673-7816 or email email@example.com and inform of your interest in adopting a child. They can share general information and get you assigned to a social worker to start the process.
AGAPE will support you through your journey!
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