Family Requirement


Family Requirement: Families that fit this profile typically experience the shortest wait to be matched:

  • Between 25 and 45 years of age
  • Open to a boy or a girl
  • Open to mixed ethnicity
  • Open to infants with birth parents who have experienced emotional and life challenges
  • Adoptive families should be physically, emotionally and financially able to raise a child to adulthood; ideally with a strong support system that embraces adoption and its positive effects on the family

The national average time a family waits to have an infant placed in their home is 12 -18 months. Hope Cottage families averaged 6-9 months wait time during 2016.

If your needs and Hope Cottage’s ability to meet them are compatible, an orientation may be scheduled.

Hope Cottage provides infant adoption services on a sliding scale based on family income.

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