Private Adoption Services

Bringing Families Together offers adoption services to Missouri families seeking to adopt a child. Services offered at this time are:

  • Adoption assessments- both international and domestic
  • Adoption assessment updates
  • Post-placement supervision
  • Guardianship suitability studies

Who Can Adopt?

Domestic Adoptions:

  • Any individual or couple over the age of 21
  • Clear of any criminal and child abuse/neglect charges
  • Financially and emotionally stable
  • Meet the guidelines for adoption established by the State of Missouri
    • Ample space in the home for sleep and play
    • Safety standards

International Adoptions (BFT works with other agencies when doing international adoptions and does not complete full adoptions independently):

  • Individuals must be at least 25 years old
  • Couples must both be at least 21 years old
  • Meet the financial criteria as per the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Meet the guideline requirements of the country from which the child is being adopted

Adoption guidelines vary from country to country and generally override the United States Code.  For information on a specific country’s requirements, visit the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services- http://www.uscis.gov/.

How else can we help?

Adoption can be an overwhelming experience if a family is not prepared.  Bringing Families Together has a variety of informational resources available for inquiring families.  We have also established working relationships with several attorneys in the St. Louis area and we can provide referrals to resources our families need.  For additional information, you can contact Randi Howard at RandiH@bringingfamiliestogether.com or 314-731-3969 Ext. 301.

Helpful Forms

Adoption Application
Adoption Contract
Service Fees

Testimonials“Bringing families together made this whole process very memorable. They truly care about the people involved and go above and beyond to make this process smooth by keeping you prepared and informed. Most importantly I have created some great friendships that will last forever. Thank you.”  Sherie G“Bringing Families Together is a wonderful organization and the people who work there are like family to us. They were always available to answer our questions, ease our concerns and provide constant support. We truly couldn’t imagine using another agency for our adoption journey.”“Words can’t begin to describe how pleasant the adoption journey has been with Bringing Families Together. They truly care about adoptive parents and want the journey to be a positive one.” “Bringing Families Together exceeded all of our expectations on this adoption journey! Can’t imagine doing this with any other agency!”  Jill and Nick P“I knew I was able to give my baby life but not a life…Bringing Families Together helped me find a great couple that could.”“Bringing Families Together was so helpful with are adoption. I don’t know how I would of did it with out Randi, She was always there for us if we had question, if I had worries about the adoption I knew I could call her at any time. Not only our daughter Madilynn, but Bringing Families Together has been a blessing to are family.” Tricia S.“Bringing Families Together made us feel like family. Their dependable and caring professionals made us feel right at home.  We trust them because they are knowledgeable of Missouri laws and the overall adoption process.  They are assertive in working as an advocate us, and empathetic to our circumstances.  Thank you, BFT!” Kathy and David C.