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Trusted Full-Service
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Birth Parents, Adoptees,
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Support For All Sides

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Why Choose Family Options?

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Judgement-Free Zone

We understand that adoption is a highly personal
and emotional journey. We offer a judgment-free
environment, ensuring that all parties involved feel
safe, respected, and supported throughout the entire process.

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Professional Expertise

For more than 35 years, we've specialized in fostering
positive adoption placements and assisting birth
families in creating loving adoption plans that secure
a bright, healthy future for their children. With a
team of highly qualified professionals boasting
extensive social work expertise and continuous
availability, our satisfied adoptive and birth family
clients serve as our most compelling references.

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Pregnant?

At Family Options, we know that being pregnant
when you're not sure that you are ready to be a
parent can be confusing and stressful. You don't
have to face this situation alone. We believe that
anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy should
understand all the choices available.

We can help you explore these choices so that you
can make the best decision for you and your baby.
Should adoption be your choice, we can help you
make a plan for your child.

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Waiting Families

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Elizabeth & Peter
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Alex & Jesse
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Cynthia & Richard
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David & Kevin
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Lauren & Jim
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Effie & Adrian
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Erin & Andy
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Preethi & Dhruv
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Leslie & Chris
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Jordyn & Sami
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Meghan & Carmen
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Victoria & Matthew
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John & Rob
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Amara & Ladell
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Niki & Brian
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Marti & Dan
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Elizabeth & Peter
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Alex & Jesse
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Cynthia & Richard
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David & Kevin
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Lauren & Jim
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Effie & Adrian
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Erin & Andy
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Preethi & Dhruv
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Leslie & Chris
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Jordyn & Sami
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Meghan & Carmen
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Victoria & Matthew
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John & Rob
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Amara & Ladell
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Niki & Brian
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Marti & Dan
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Questions You Should Ask an Adoption Agency Before You Commit to Working With Them

For Adopting Families:

  1. Are the agency’s fees publicly posted?
  2. Do you offer counseling services to the expectant family and to hopeful adoptive families?
  3. How long does it take to adopt?
  4. How frequently does the agency provide updates to waiting families?
  5. Does the agency have a balance of credentialed staff – social workers and counselors?
  6. Does the agency provide adoption education?
  7. What fees are refundable?
  8. When are fees due to the agency?
  9. How many adoption placements did the agency have last year?
  10. Is the agency protected by Cyber-Security?
  11. How does the agency network and get referrals?
  12. What does the matching process look like?
  13. What happens if an expectant mother changes her mind?
  14. Will the agency help me foster the relationship with the expectant/birth family?
  15. Do you have references from past adoptive families?
  16. What information do we receive about the expectant family?
  17. How are birth parent expenses handled?
  18. What attorneys are recommended?
  19. Are there adoption grants available?

For Expectant Parents:

  1. Will I be provided with free counseling prior to making my decision?
  2. Do you provide post-placement counseling services? Is it free?
  3. Can I reach someone from the agency 24 hours a day, 7 days per week?
  4. How are prospective adoptive families screened?
  5. Will I be able to choose a family for my child?
  6. Does the agency encourage open/semi-open adoptions?
  7. Will the agency help me foster the relationship with the adoptive family?
  8. Will I be assigned an attorney to represent my legal rights?
  9. When do I terminate my parental rights?
  10. What information do I receive about the adoptive family?

Success Stories

We had such a wonderful experience with Family Options. Not doing our research we initially signed on with a for profit. It was not the ethical way to go. After a long and heartbreaking road, Family Options stepped into a unique situation and helped us and our birth mother have a very ethical and successful […]

- Kerry Burke

Family Options made our adoption process so comfortable and easy. Debra, Sharon, Christina and the whole staff there made the process as easy as possible. We had many issues during our adoption process and they stood by us 100% and helped make sure we were able to adopt our child. Even now, over 2 years […]

- Michael Byock

Since we first were placed with our son five years ago until this day, we still keep in touch with all the staff at family options! We also are looking to do the process all over again and we would not go anywhere else! They truly became family with us, through our process they were […]

- Grace Vinny

We can’t say enough about Family Options. When we began our adoption journey, we didn’t know where to start. After meeting Sharon, we knew Family Options was the right agency for us. They were honest and forthright. We created a profile, they shot a video, and we were placed on the website for birth mothers […]

- Tom Cuccurullo

We adopted our daughter from Family Options sixteen years ago after a sad first try at the same facility. For both, we found them to be wonderful, caring, sensitive people and we still talk about our experience there with fondness and appreciation. Our daughter is still the best thing we’d ever done as a couple […]

- Filomena DeSousa

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