Domestic Adoption Process

CHOICES provides support for expectant and adoptive parents throughout the domestic process. The process is highly unpredictable: it may be very quick for some, while it may take more time for others.

Once the home study is completed, we will assist applicants in completing their profile for expectant parents to view. This profile includes a home study, a letter and photos.

During counseling, expectant parents provide a list of criteria that describes the adoptive family with whom they wish to place their baby. CHOICES social worker will provide several profiles for the expectant family to read. Once they have reviewed the profiles, they make the decision as to which profile represents the adoptive parents that will be the best match for them, and they will advise their social worker how they wish to proceed. Some expectant parents may wish to meet the adoptive parents prior to the birth of the baby or they may choose not to. If so, CHOICES will advise the adoptive family and arrange a meeting. Travel may be involved for the adoptive family as the expectant parent(s) could be anywhere in British Columbia. Prior to the meeting, the adoptive family will receive and review the medical and social history that the expectant parents have completed.