An independent or private adoption is one which is not facilitated by an adoptions agency, but is instead arranged by an attorney, clergyperson, or other intermediary. In the United States, about half of all infant adoptions are independent adoptions.

While the independent adoption process does require the completion of a home study, due to their private nature, these non-agency adoptions do not generally include counseling or pre-placement educational services for adoptive parents.

Outside of agency involvement, Idaho Youth Ranch Adoptions Specialists can provide this valuable support, and in addition to guiding you through the adoptions home study process, our experienced team is here to provide education and personalized consultation throughout.


To contact an Idaho Youth Ranch Adoptions Specialist:

Call (208) 667-1898 (daytime)

(208) 818-6124 (after hours)


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