So, you’re ready to get started on your adoption journey. What’s the next step?
All adoptions begin with completing a home study. Families living anywhere in California may use Heartsent Adoptions, Inc. as their home study agency, and families living outside of California choose a home study agency located in their home state. Heartsent also provides home study services to American citizens living abroad, using international social workers.
Choosing an Adoption Program
The most important decision to make in your adoption journey is which country you would like to adopt from (including the U.S.). Heartsent Adoptions, Inc. provides direct adoption programs in Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United States, as well as partner programs in Ethiopia.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Heartsent Adoptions, Inc. is also happy to work with families who wish to adopt from countries that are not on our list of direct programs. These “Home Study Only” families use Heartsent as their home study and post adoption/post placement agency, and use another adoption agency or an adoption attorney for the placement of the child. Over the years, we have helped families adopt from countries all over the world, including Morocco, Tanzania, Ukraine, Nepal, Brazil, Nigeria, Haiti and more!
All of our programs are open to Heartsent home study families, and our Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Taiwan, and Thailand programs are open to families living in other states.
Heartsent is also open to families living in other countries wishing to adopt U.S. children (Outgoing Adoptions).
Want to learn more? Not sure which country to choose? No problem! Feel free to contact our Program Directors to discuss your options and to find out more information about our specific adoption programs!
For families living in California and all other U.S. states, and countries outside of the U.S., please contact our Main Office in Orinda, CA. (SF Bay Area)
|Program||Contact Person in Orinda Office|
|China aAdoption Program||Karen O. Dean and Denise Berry|
|Taiwan and Taiwan Waiting Children||Flora Lai|
|Post Adoption and Re-Adoption||Mollie Kastner|
|Domestic and Outgoing Programs||Mollie Kastner|
|Colombia and Thailand||Sarah Kennedy and Val Free|
For families living in Southern California, please contact our Pasadena, CA office.
|Program||Contact Person in Pasadena Office|
|China Program||Laura Noonan and Kirsten Hagen|
|Taiwan and Taiwan Waiting Children||Kirsten Hagen and Val Free|
|Domestic, Ethiopia, and Home Study Only||Kirsten Hagen|
|Thailand||Kirsten Hagen and Val Free|
Get Started Now!
Once you’ve discussed your adoption plans with a Program Director or our Executive Director, Val Free, it’s time to call for a personal informational meeting!
When you’re ready, ask us for an application, then send or bring in the application with the application fee (call for more information about this and other adoption fees), and we’ll get you started on your adoption journey.