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Considering Adoption?

We’re a local Christian agency and we’re here to help meet your needs. We offer safe and legal adoption in North and South Carolina.

Complete this form and one of our Adoption Coordinators will be in touch with options and next steps as your journey to become adoptive parents begins!

 
 

QUALIFICATIONS

What are the requirements to adopt domestically?


  • Married for at least two years

  • At least 25 years of age

  • Good physical and emotional health.

  • No criminal record inclusive of major offenses or pattern of such offenses or any criminal matters that have not been satisfactorily resolved

  • Applicants with CAS must be believers in the basic Christian tenets

PRE-PLACEMENT PROCESS

The steps that lead up to a domestic adoption


  • Attend informational meeting (date to be determined)

  • Complete preliminary application

  • Initial Review

  • Complete application for adoption

  • Participate in pre-placement assessment (homestudy) process

  • Meeting with domestic program coordinator

  • Submission of photo book for review and finalization

  • Submit photos for website

  • Receive referral for placement

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POST-PLACEMENT PROCESS

The steps following adoption


Once you have taken placement of a child, you will be required to have follow-up post-placement visits by a caseworker. To finalize an adoption in North Carolina, you are required to have a minimum of three such visits – the first is to occur two weeks from your arrival home with your child.

The CAS staff is always available to discuss concerns or issues relating to your adoption. If a member of our staff is not equipped to address your particular issue we can serve as a referral resource.

 

TRAINING

An important element of a successful adoption plan is becoming educated. Research indicates that informed parents have realistic expectations leading to successful adoptive placements. CAS requires domestic adoptive parents to complete the following training:


Complete a minimum of four classes at adoptionlearningpartners.org from this list:

Lifebooks
Let's Talk Adoption
Conspicuous Families
The Journey Attachment
Open Adoption 101
Adopted: The Identity Project
Becoming Your Child's Best Advocate
Finding the Missing Pieces

Certification in Infant CPR.

Attendance at 1 (one) CAS training conference offered each spring and fall if a local family.

Call the CAS office at (704) 847-0038 or email cas@christianadopt.org to become registered in our online adoption management system.