Adoption Process

Step 1: Contact Us

The first step is to make contact with one of our Adoption Specialists. They can answer all of your questions, work with you to find the best adoption plan, and explain tevery detail of the adoption process. DeColores Adoptions International (DAI) specialists are available 24 hours a day at 1-877-436-4530 to answer your questions. Your contact with DAI will be kept confidential.

Step 2: Information Packet

We will send you either by mail or e-mail an information packet with helpful information about the adoption process along with some forms to fill out about yourself. All the information you provide in these forms will be used confidentially. You may also call our adoption specialists if you have any questions about the information packet or the background forms. They will be happy to assist you at any time. Please note that by filling out the initial paperwork you are not committing yourself to choosing adoption. This initial paperwork only means that you are ready to explore and create an adoption plan. If you wish to complete the initial paperwork to get started with DAI now, please call: 1-877-436-4530.

Step 3: Meet your Adoption Specialist

An adoption specialists will be assigned to you who will explain the adoption process to you and will answer any questions you might have. She will assist you in deciding what is the best choice for you and your baby. The Adoption Specialist will never pressure you into choosing adoption. She will only make sure that you understand all your options, rights, and responsibilities.  Following are some articles that might be helpful during this stage in the process.

Step 4: Adoption Plan

Once you have decided that adoption in the best choice for you and your baby your Adoption Specialist will start discussing with you the details of your adoption plan.
if adoption seems like the best choice for you and your baby, then your Adoption Specialist will begin talking with you about your adoption plan. She will build an adoption plan according to your wants and needs and according to whatever timeline you prefer.

Find Out Your Options

Please call or email us to find out how we can help you with your adoption plan:

Phone: 1-877-436-4530 (toll free) and 1-337-855-7398
Fax: 337-217-1280

For example you can:

Select the adoptive family for your baby or
Ask your specialist to select a wonderful family for you.
Choose to meet the adoptive family.
Talk with the adoptive family on the phone or by email.
Choose to have some kind of relationship with the adoptive family, or choose not to have any contact at all
Receive letters and pictures of the baby.
Receive face-to-face counseling.
Receive help with medical bills.
Receive help with housing or living arrangements.

Step 5: The Baby is Born

Your Adoption specialist will take care in advance of all the necessary steps with the hospital. She will make the hospital aware of your adoption plan and any concerns or wishes you might have during your hospital stay. Once your baby is born your Adoption Specialist will review the adoption plan with you and will make sure that everything is being done according to the way you want.

Step 6: The Placement

At this stage everything will be ready and at this point, as long as you are still confortable with your adoption plan, you will place the baby with the adoptive family. We understand that this can be a very emotional time for everybody involved. DAI will provide you with guidance and support during this difficult time. Your Adoption Specialist will be by your side to help you through this rough time and will make sure that you feel confortable with the placement. At the time of placement the legal adoption documents are usually signed depending on the states law and regulations. Your Adoption specialist will explain to you everything that happens in each step of the adoption process so that you can be prepared.

Step 7: Support After Placement

Your Adoption Specialist will also be there for you after the adoption placement. We encourage you stay in contact with your Adoption Specialist after the placement. She will help you understand and process different emotions you might feel at this point in the adoption process. These emotions are common after the adoption placement. And your Adoption Specialist will provide you with the proper support.