Attend our informational Introduction Class to learn about our ministry and decide if Antioch Adoptions is the right organization for you. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and obtain an application for our ministry. Classes are held monthly and require preregistration by emailing us.
After we receive your application, you will be contacted to schedule a pre-screening interview with one of our staff. During your interview, we 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.
3. Caregiver Core Training
Complete approximately 24 hours of training (we call it "CCT") that will help prepare you for the foster/adopt process in the State of Washington.
Complete paperwork that is required by both Antioch Adoptions and the State of Washington. This important paperwork will help your Case Manager write your adoption pre-placement report or home study.
5. 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 home visits with your family 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.
6. Foster Licensing/Placement
After the home study is complete, you are ready for the Antioch Adoptions Placement Coordinator to help you facilitate the placement of a child from the State Foster Care system.
7. Case Management
Once a child is placed in your home, a Case Manager will again be assigned to your family. They will visit you and your home at least once per month and help you navigate the complexities of adjusting to the children in your home. The Case Manager will assist with service referrals, crisis management, and preparing you and your family for the final step.
Adoption Finalization is when we all celebrate! Initially, the child placed in your home is still in the State Foster Care System. It often takes several months for the adoption process to be completed (finalized) which culminates in an adoption hearing that involves you making a lifelong commitment to parent your child.