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Becoming an Adoptive Parent

The process of adopting through DePelchin and welcoming a child into a family will vary based on circumstances unique to each child. The process of becoming approved as an adoptive parent typically lasts between three and six months and includes the following steps:

  1. Participating in an informational orientation. No RSVP needed. Click here to view the schedule
  2. Submitting a complete application and other documentation
  3. Completing the required training program
  4. Participating in a home study
  5. Receiving approval to be an adoptive home