At New Life we understand that families seeking adoption are on a journey to become parents. We are aware that each family that comes through New Life to adopt has a beginning to their adoption journey that is different from anyone else. We know that each family's story is unique. We know that your story is unique.
Maybe your story began due to medical reasons, secondary infertility, or unexplained infertility. Or maybe your story began because of a prompting on your heart to adopt. Whatever your situation, we are here to work with you in a way that is unique to you and the adoption path you have been travelling.
For families that have dealt with the painful and disappointing reality of infertility, we understand that complete emotional healing from this struggle may never take place. We acknowledge that the journey through this struggle is not easy. Likewise, the journey through adoption is not always easy and it requires time and much emotional energy. Therefore, we ask families who have struggled with infertility to have resolution in this area before pursuing adoption through New Life.
One image that we like to use to convey the idea of resolution to infertility prior to pursuing adoption is through the following analogy: Imagine a long hallway with many doors. One door leads to the room of infertility. Maybe another door leads to the room of medical fertility treatments. And yet another door in the hallway leads to the room of adoption. The rooms that these doors lead to are important and require a lot of time, effort and emotions. Our request for you as you pursue adoption through New Life is to fully close the door to the room on infertility, or the door to the room of medical fertility treatments so you may open fully the door to the room of adoption. As you open the door to adoption we want you to be able to step inside the room, and focus your entire attention and energies on the journey that awaits you.
If you are unsure if adoption is for you, but want to find out more, we encourage you to contact our Social Work Program Assistant at 612-746-5658. Or, we invite you to complete our Preliminary Application. Once approved, you will be invited to attend our Informational Meeting where you will learn more about adoption through New Life.
Review our list of infertility support resources(pdf).