A Full Service Adoption means an adoptive family, as well as the birth parent(s), work with New Life throughout the entire adoption journey. No other agency or legal professional is involved. See Explanation of Services for detailed information on all the services New Life provides for adoptive families.
A Limited Service Adoption means an adoptive family works with different agencies and/or legal professionals to complete their adoption. Below are examples of what limited services cases may look like.
The decision to place a child for adoption is a difficult one and involves unselfish sacrifice. At New Life, we believe it is very important for birth parents to receive unbiased support and adoption counseling prior to and after placing a child for adoption. Experience tells us that when birth parents receive adoption counseling and education during the adoption planning process, both birth parents and adoptive parents have a more stable adoption relationship.
It is important to note that when pursuing a Limited Service Adoption, adoptive families may pay more for the various services rendered because multiple professionals are involved. Limited Service Adoption fees tend to be higher because the services do not overlap as they do in a full service adoption. At New Life, our goal is to assist you with your adoption and we strive to make the process as smooth as possible. We have worked with families in many different limited service adoption situations and can likely assist you with yours. If you find yourself in a possible limited service adoption situation, we encourage you to contact us.
For specific questions regarding Limited Service adoptions through New Life Family Services, contact our Social Work Program Assistant by phone at 612-746-5658.