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 and licensed as a prospective adoptive parent typically lasts between three and six months and includes the following steps:

  1. Participating in an initial informational orientation
  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 a verified adoptive home