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Adoption

I'm a Birth Parent

It’s your journey

BFT is ready to support you as a birth parent!

Bringing Families Together would like to support you on your journey as a birth parent considering making an adoption plan. We have many waiting families who would love nothing better than to give your child a warm and loving home.


To consider and discuss your options, please reach out to Private Adoption Specialist Randi Howard at 314-938-5701 

or send a confidential email to RandiH@bringingfamiliestogether.com.

Making an Adoption Plan

We invite you to consider your options with us and learn more about the often overlooked option of open adoption today. No coercion. The decision is yours.


What’s your response when you hear the word "adoption?" Do you think adoption is giving up or giving away your child? 

At Bringing Families Together, adoption is a birth parents' choice and choosing adoption is making a plan for your child. 

There are many different options when creating an adoption plan for your child - and it is your choice! 


One young birth mother said to the adoptive parents, “If I had aborted my baby I would have given up on her. I chose to give her life and a better life than I could give her.”  

Whether you are facing an unplanned pregnancy or looking for an amazing family to adopt your infant or toddler, whether you’re hiding a pregnancy, or you have already given birth, we are here to help you explore all of your options.

 

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Types of adoptions available

Your adoption specialist can help you explore what options you feel are best for your adoption plan. 


Today’s adoptions look different than you might expect. Open adoptions have made a way for birth parents to have information and sometimes an ongoing relationship with their child. 


There are three main types of adoption:

 

  • Open Adoption

  • Semi-Open Adoption

  • Closed Adoption

 
Open / semi-open adoption is where there is contact between birth and adoptive parents. This has proven to be a very positive option because it takes away the “mystery.” All parties involved gain a sense of comfort and confidence.

 

Closed adoption means there is no contact between the birth parent(s) and adoptive parent(s).

 

Again, your adoption type / adoption plan is your choice.

 

Learn more in our adoption FAQs below.
 

FAQs

Here are answers to some of our frequently asked questions (FAQs). Click on the question to the right for more information.

 

Still have questions? Let us help you. Click on the button below and send us a confidential email!

  • How much does it cost to become a foster parent?
    It’s free! There is NO cost to you for the foster care training or foster home study.
  • How do I find a licensing agency?
    You already have! Bringing Families Together is a licensing agency, and we would love to help you! We will guide you through the process to become a licensed foster parent for BFT.
  • How do I get started?
    Just call us! You may call our foster inquiry line at 314-938-5690 or reach out to Resource Family Director Kim Brown at 314-938-5704 or via email at KimB@bringingfamiliestogether.com. You may also attend an Info Session HERE.
  • Will I receive training?
    Yes, the MOCARES 10 session training will be provided free of charge.
  • Will there be home visits?
    Yes, there will be several home visits to ensure safety in the home and complete the assessment process.
  • Can I foster as a single parent?
    Yes! You do not need to be married to become a foster parent!
  • Do I need to own my own house?
    No, you do not need to own your own home.
  • Will I have ongoing support?
    Yes! Bringing Families Together provides ongoing support through your licensing worker and added trainings to support you as a parent.
  • Who makes a good foster parent?
    All individuals and couples who love children and can provide a safe and caring home for children.
Let us help you explore your options

Unexpected and unplanned things happen to everyone. You can turn an unplanned pregnancy into something positive and wonderful. Let us help you.

At Bringing Families Together we believe choosing adoption for your child is making a plan and not “giving up a baby.”  We are here to support you through this journey. 

Whether you are facing an unplanned pregnancy or looking for an amazing family to adopt your infant or toddler, whether you’re hiding a pregnancy, or you have already given birth you can call Bringing Families Together at 314-938-5701. Or send us a confidential email (click on the “contact us” button in the box above). Or send a confidential email to Private Adoption Specialist Randi Howard at RandiH@bringingfamiliestogether.com

Adoption is not your only choice and you will want to consider all your pregnancy options and parenting resources which we will share with you. 


Click here for a list of adoption resources, such as the National Council on Adoption.

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Waiting Families

Here are Bringing Families Together waiting adoptive families!

We have many approved waiting families who would love nothing better than to give your child a warm and loving home.

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What our adoptive families say...

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