If you meet the eligibility requirements, the first step to adopting from Christian Homes & Family Services is to complete and submit a pre-application with a modest processing fee. Please mail your pre-application to P.O. Box 270, Abilene, TX 79604.
Once the pre-application is returned and the references have been verified, you will be asked to attend a two-day Adoption Orientation conducted quarterly.
So you likely have a laundry list of questions about adoption you would like answered. When you participate in the two-day adoption orientation you’ll get answers to questions such as:
The Orientation agenda also includes a review of all the paperwork — and the state requires a lot of it — needed to complete the adoption process.
For most couples, the highlight of the Orientation is a series of three panel discussions with couples who have adopted, grown children who were adopted and birth parents.
Once you have attended Orientation, the length of time to complete the next step is up to you because it’s determined by how quickly you complete and return the application forms and provide requested documentation. Interviews and home studies are scheduled after the complete application has been submitted. Then the process generally follows this path: