A Trusted Adoption Agency in Massachusetts

Full-service adoptions for birth parents and adoptive families

Expert Adoption Services in Massachusetts

Adoptions With Love has been helping both birth mothers and prospective adoptive families make loving and thoughtful adoption plans for over 35 years. We want our hopeful adoptive families to fulfill their dreams of becoming parents, and we are here to ensure that expectant/birth mothers get the support they need – financially, medically, and emotionally – as they make this brave and selfless decision.

Pregnant?   Looking to Adopt?

As a licensed, non-profit agency, we work tirelessly to make sure each baby is placed in a safe and loving home. In fact, Adoptions With Love places more babies for adoption in Massachusetts than any other local, private adoption agency.

Whether you are looking to adopt or considering placing your baby for adoption in Massachusetts, you likely have many questions surrounding the process, the laws, and the adoption services in your state.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires expectant/birth parents and prospective adoptive parents to work with a non-profit adoption agency in Massachusetts, licensed by the Commonwealth. This ensures your adoption is both legal and safe.

If You Are Pregnant and Considering Adoption:

If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, you may be curious about your options. Adoption offers many benefits for expectant/birth mother and child. In making an adoption plan for your child, you are choosing a happy life for your child – one that is full of love and opportunity. You can also move on to pursue your own passions and life goals after pregnancy, knowing that your child is being cared for in a happy, safe, and stable home.

The first place to turn, as you consider placing your child for adoption, is a trustworthy and experienced adoption agency. Adoptions With Love is a licensed, non-profit adoption agency specializing in adoptions in Massachusetts and across the United States. Here in our home state of Massachusetts, our highly trained and experienced social workers help pregnant women, birth parents, and adoptive families navigate the journey that is adoption. We provide sensitive, caring and confidential services to all with a stellar reputation for over 35 years.

Expectant/birth parents have the opportunity to choose an open adoption, semi-open adoption, or closed adoption plan. Each expectant/birth mother can also select the family for her child. All waiting families at Adoptions With Love are open to at least a semi-open adoption plan, which includes sending letters and photos over the years. This openness is beneficial for birth parents, adoptive families, and their children. In fact, 90 percent of children over the age of five report having positive feelings about their open adoption.

Learn about Open Adoption in Massachusetts.

When Can You Place a Baby for Adoption in MA?

In Massachusetts, expectant/birth mothers can start making an adoption plan at any time during your pregnancy, or even after birth. However, Massachusetts laws state that parents cannot sign any legal documents allowing an adoption until four (4) days after the baby’s birth. This allows birth parents to take the time they need. There is no rush or pressure to make a decision immediately. If the birth parents need more time to decide what is best for their child, Adoptions With Love will make sure that the baby is well taken care of in one of our temporary, licensed homes.

Birth mothers who are not married may be the sole person to sign consent allowing the adoption. According to the Commonwealth, a birth parent’s consent forms are to be handled with privacy and confidentiality.

Once the legal documents are signed in Massachusetts, the decision is then considered final, as there is no revocation period in the state. That is why we work closely with birth parents, making sure they are comfortable with the adoption plan and making certain that adoption is the best decision for their child and for them, prior to finalizing the decision.

You can learn more about making an adoption plan in MA here.

Trusted Massachusetts Adoption Agency

For expectant/birth mothers considering adoption, it is never too late to call Adoptions With Love. We have close relationships with hospitals across Massachusetts and will have a social worker meet with you, even in the hospital. We can also meet you – wherever you are – to talk about your options and walk you through the adoption process in MA.

If needed, Adoptions With Love can help expectant/birth mothers with living and maternity-related expenses. The benefits of building a relationship with our Massachusetts adoption agency include:

  • Being able to choose open or closed adoption plans
  • Being able to trust our experience around legal and binding agreements
  • Being able to take your time in choosing the right family for your baby
  • Being able to maintain a lifelong connection and relationship with our agency and/or your adoptive family
  • Knowing that you will have our support and ongoing counseling post placement

If you would like to learn more about our adoption services for birth mothers, please call us at 800-722-7731 or complete our online form here.

If You Are Looking to Adopt in Massachusetts:

If you wish to grow your family through adoption, you will also want to turn to an experienced, professional and licensed adoption agency in Massachusetts. Our fees for adoptive families cover legal services that ensure your adoption goes through correctly, and  ensure your rights as adoptive parents are protected.

You may have come to the decision to adopt for any number of reasons. You and your spouse (or you may be single) may have experienced infertility, or are not able to have biological children. Maybe you have been touched by adoption in your own life, or feel adoption is the ideal way to grow your family. No matter what, know DNA does not make a family – it is love. We understand how important this life-changing decision is to you and your family. We take the utmost care to match you with your forever child.

Who Can Adopt in Massachusetts?

In order to adopt in Massachusetts, prospective parent(s) must be at least 18 years old and residents of Massachusetts. Both married couples and singles can adopt a child in MA. With an open adoption agency in Massachusetts, expectant/birth parents may select the adoptive family to raise their baby. Our expert matching services will ensure each child is matched with the right, loving adoptive family.

Massachusetts Adoption Agency Requirements

All hopeful adoptive families in Massachusetts must complete a series of background checks including FBI fingerprint clearances, local criminal background check, sexual offender register check and abuse and neglect towards children. The state also requires that families complete a home study, which is carried out by a licensed social worker. This home study ensures that the family is fully ready and able to raise a child for the next 18+ years. It ensures they are financially stable, healthy, and can offer a loving, supportive, and secure environment for a child to grow. In addition to the home study interviews, 10 hours of education are required by the Commonwealth of MA.

Adoptions With Love personally conducts these home studies and gets to know each of our families before approving them for adoption. If you would like to read more about the adoption requirements in Massachusetts, please click here.

For more information about making an adoption plan or adopting a child in Massachusetts, please call us toll-free at 800-722-7731 or complete our online form here.

Make the Right Adoption Plan in Massachusetts."
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