The adoption process can often be confusing and frustrating. Adoption STAR offers support, knowledge, assistance, and most importantly, personalized attention, to make this process easier.
We provide adoption programs for the adoption of infants and older children.For the adoption of an infant, we provide the Traditional Agency Adoption Program...
We are proud to share that Adoption STAR is an agency with one of the highest educational standards...
If you’re hoping to expand your family, adopting from our A-OK Program may be the right decision for you. Adoption STAR works hard to develop relationships throughout the...
Step-Parent and Kinship Adoption
Step parent adoption is when the spouse of the custodial parent adopts the custodial parent’s child...
A home study is a document prepared by an agency social worker, which details the adopting families’ personal feelings and values surrounding child rearing, development, and other interpersonal issues. It is a requirement for any adoption. Adoption STAR believes that home studies should be viewed as an educational process to allow the clients and agency to get to know each other and to identify what adoption path the client is most comfortable with.
Adoption STAR is known for its incredible adoption education program. Founded by an educator, Adoption STAR specializes in providing pre and post adoption educational opportunities. In addition, those exploring a domestic adoption will fall in love with the educational opportunities provided for them as well.
Open, Semi-Open, and Closed Adoptions
The terms open adoption, semi-open adoption, and closed adoption are familiar terms in the field. However they tend to hold varying definitions depending on whom you talk to. There is no one formula that dictates whether an adoption is open or closed as there is a beautiful array of options where both adoptive parents and birth parents can tailor an adoption that is comfortable for them and in the best interest of the child. Adoption STAR has briefly outlined the broad definitions for each of the terms below. Allow yourself to learn more about these options.
Post Adoption Support
Studies have shown the importance of post adoption support. Families need their adoption agency long after the adoption is finalized, as adoption is a lifelong process with different presenting issues related to ambiguous loss, grief, anger, and issues of identity at various developmental stages for the child. Adoption STAR’s post adoption department, known as Family STAR, is responding to the need to effectively serve adoptees and their birth and adoptive families long after the adoption finalization.
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The decision to adopt a child is one of the most serious and important decisions a family can make. Choosing the right agency is necessary.
My husband Jason and I had been trying to have a baby. A miscarriage, fertility treatments and then news that our odds were so horribly low that we would ever have a successful pregnancy. After grieving we made the choice...Read More
It seems I had waited my whole adult life to become a Mom. After struggling with infertility and discouraged by many agencies against single parent adoption – I was beginning to feel that perhaps parenthood was not to be for...Read More
When you have tragedy in your life, friends always seem to make the same remark: Things happen for a reason. It’s meant to be soothing, and you appreciate the sentiment. But profound or insightful, it’s not. In times of grief...Read More
Carolyn and Michael
The day we received a call and our baby found us….. It was the last snow storm of the year, Saturday March 8, 2008, around 3pm the phone rang. John went to pick up the phone and the caller ID...Read More
We cannot tell you how much this packet and the follow-up letter that came a few weeks afterward speaks about the quality of agency that Adoption STAR is. I have contacted numerous agencies over the years via email, telephone and...Read More
It was 2002 when my husband and I first made the decision to adopt. We knew almost immediately that we would one day bring a child into our home through adoption. However, the questions of how and where and when...Read More
We thought we were ahead of the plan, until we received the call from Zachary’s birth mother one month prior to the expected delivery! We dropped everything and took off to Indiana very early the next morning. On our way...Read More
Jennifer and Frederic Felten