About our Infant Adoption Program
The adoption process begins with two-hour orientation that walks participants through the adoption process. Holy Family Services provides monthly orientations to prospective adoptive parents seeking information about the infant adoption and fost-adopt programs. We equip prospective parents with a step-by-step overview of the legal, financial and emotional process of becoming adoptive parents. HFS lays out a clear framework for what’s required by state law to qualify to become adoptive parents. The following steps need to be taken to complete the process; Registration, Submit an Application, Training, Home Study, Matching and Placement, and Post-Placement.
The Naples Family
We met Kianoa, our son, the night he was born. I think it was 11:00 at night. Jen and I were asleep on the couch. Julie (HFS Executive Director) had called us once if not twice to try to wake us up. She finally woke us up and asked, “Would you like to come and meet your son?” When we got to the hospital we were led to a room that they had made up for us to stay overnight. They weren’t going to let us leave without taking him with us. We didn’t have a car seat. So I had to leave in the middle of the night to go get the car seat. Jen had a wonderful experience with the nurse teaching her how to change a diaper and how to feed him.
We were afraid we were going to break the baby. This was a long journey for us, almost three years waiting and two years to finalize. None of that was how I planned it. My plan was we would sign up and two weeks later we would have a baby and we would be happy ever after. Instead, we went on this journey that changed us and opened our minds and made us willing to accept new ideas of family. We’re just not the same people we were when we started the journey. I think that is probably the biggest way adoption has changed our lives.
– Rob Naples