Are You Considering Adoption?
Help Is Here For Birth Parents and Potential Adoptive Parents in Idaho.
What Our Idaho Youth Ranch Adoption Program Offers
Adoption services, home studies, advocacy, free birth-parent counseling. Because every situation is different, Idaho Youth Ranch offers individualized adoption plans.
Facing an unplanned pregnancy can be one of the most challenging times in a woman’s life. The Idaho Youth Ranch works with adoptive parents to provide loving, stable homes for newborns and children.
Our team of professionals guides expectant mothers through the decision-making process with confidential counseling and education about all the options. Our priority is to help women make an informed decision based on the best possible outcome for herself and her unborn child. We provide comprehensive support services that include decision-making support and conflict resolution skills, as well as referrals to legal, medical, and community resources.
For those who chose to keep their baby, we connect them to community resources designed to help become successful parents. When adoption is the right choice, we guide birth parents through the process.
Pregnant and Seeking Support?
You are not alone. We know that facing an unplanned pregnancy can be one of the most difficult times in a woman’s life. That’s why our team of professionals is here to help you through the decision-making process by providing confidential counseling, education surrounding your available options, as well as referrals to legal, medical, and community resources.
If you choose to become a parent, we will connect you to resources which are designed to help you along the way. Or, if you decide that an adoption plan would be best, we are here to guide you through the adoption process.
No matter your circumstances or what you may decide, our highest priority is to help you make an informed decision that is aimed toward the best possible outcome for you and your child.
Because we facilitate open adoptions, we are equipped to help both adoptive and birth parents come to the best solution possible for the children. We stay with those children as they grow and continue to offer our support as they grow and understand their past and have a bright, promising future.
Idaho Youth Ranch specializes in bringing families together.
Are You Interested in Adopting?
Since 1983, Idaho Youth Ranch has worked with adoptive parents to provide loving, stable homes for newborns and older children alike. We know that adopting a child into your family can be overwhelming, but our experienced social workers are here to provide guidance, advocacy, and education throughout the entire process.
There are many options when it comes to adopting a child. To give you support and control in your adoptive journey, Idaho Youth Ranch works directly with you to help you chose the right type of adoption for your family.
- Infant Adoption
- Special Needs Adoption
- International Adoption
- Step-Parent Adoption
- Independent Adoption
- Embryo Adoption
Additional information regarding the adoption process, program fees, or participation in a home study is available upon request.
The Idaho Adoption Home Study Process
Each state requires that all prospective adoptive parents participate in a home study.
The home study is a detailed, written report which is compiled and prepared through a series of meetings or interviews to create a complete picture of life in your family.
The home study process is designed to achieve three goals:
- To evaluate the suitability of the adoptive family
- To educate and prepare the family for adoption
- To gather information about the adoptive family that will better help the social worker match the family with a child whose needs they can meet
While this may seem rather daunting, it is helpful to remember that adoption agencies are not seeking perfect parents. They are looking for real people who can provide love and stability for real children. Flexibility and a sense of humor are vital components for raising children, and these same characteristics will be valuable when you and your social worker navigate the adoption process.
The home study consists of the following components:
- Training (content will vary depending on the type of adoption)
- Provision of information regarding personal family history, current family composition, parenting philosophy, motivation and readiness for adoption
- Health and income statements; personal references
- Criminal history and child abuse register clearances
- Provision of birth certificates, marriage certificates, divorce decrees (if applicable) and recent tax returns
- A review of your neighborhood and community resources
- Home visits and interviews with other family members
The Idaho Youth Ranch Adoptions staff conducts home studies for all types of adoptions. Collectively, our staff of experts has over 50 years of experience in providing specialized adoption services. Together, they can provide you with support and information throughout your adoption journey.
Idaho Youth Ranch Can Help
No matter where you are in the process, we'd be happy to chat more with you about your options.