Adoptive Services

Children & Families of Iowa has been helping children find loving families through the miracle of adoption since 1888. The organization is committed to creating safe, permanent connections between children and families. Part of this commitment is to provide domestic and international adoption home study services.

CFI is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) to provide adoption services including home studies and post-placement/post-adoption support.

Children & Families of Iowa’s service approach is as follows:

  1. Prepare potential adoptive families for the adoption of child
  2. Facilitate placement of the child
  3. Provide post-placement/post-adoption support services to families after the child has been placed in their home

Hague Adoptions

Families that are adopting from a country that is signatory to the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoptions, must work directly with an accredited primary provider for the identification and placement of an adopted child.

Children & Families of Iowa works in collaboration with accredited primary providers as an Exempted Provider of homestudies and post-placement/post-adoption reporting and support services. Our staff work closely with primary providers to ensure all homestudies and post-placement/post-adoption services are conducted in compliance with all relevant Hague regulations.

Hague regulations are a result of the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoptions, which provides a framework for member countries to work together to ensure that children are provided with permanent, loving homes, that adoptions take place in the best interests of a child; and that the abduction, sale or traffic in children is prevented. Hague regulations establish uniform requirements and ensure sound ethical practices designed to protect children, birthparents and adoptive parents.

COUNCIL ON ACCREDITATION

Council on Accreditation (COA) ensures that CFI adoption services support ethical practices for all adoptions – both domestic and international (Hague and non-Hague countries), and continue to provide a range of adoption services with only the best interests of children in mind.

 

Kidsave Summer and Winter Miracles

Families that are adopting from a country that is signatory to the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoptions, must work directly with an accredited primary provider for the identification and placement of an adopted child.

Children & Families of Iowa works in collaboration with accredited primary providers as an Exempted Provider of homestudies and post-placement/post-adoption reporting and support services. Our staff work closely with primary providers to ensure all homestudies and post-placement/post-adoption services are conducted in compliance with all relevant Hague regulations.

Hague regulations are a result of the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoptions, which provides a framework for member countries to work together to ensure that children are provided with permanent, loving homes, that adoptions take place in the best interests of a child; and that the abduction, sale or traffic in children is prevented. Hague regulations establish uniform requirements and ensure sound ethical practices designed to protect children, birthparents and adoptive parents.

COUNCIL ON ACCREDITATION

Council on Accreditation (COA) ensures that CFI adoption services support ethical practices for all adoptions – both domestic and international (Hague and non-Hague countries), and continue to provide a range of adoption services with only the best interests of children in mind.

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For information about international and domestic adoption services provided by Children & Families of Iowa contact Lucy Stam at (515) 697-7910

For more information about all of Children & Families of Iowa’s adoptive services, contact Cheryl Johnson at (515) 697-7923.