Designated Adoption

Domestic adoption

Have you been chosen to adopt a child here in the United States?

A designated adoption recognizes the special relationship between adoptive and birth parents. The adoptive family and birth parents may have been brought together through a network of friends or family members, or through a licensed child placement agency. Regardless of the circumstances, the birth parents have formally signified their willingness for the adoptive family to parent their child.

In order to begin the adoption process, you must have an approved home study completed by a licensed adoption agency. CCAI is Hague-accredited and is licensed to provide adoption services in three states. If you reside in Colorado, Florida or Georgia, CCAI can provide you with the necessary home study to adopt a child, regardless of where that child was born or currently lives.

Additionally, CCAI can provide you with the following services to assist you in your designated adoption:

  • Post Placement Services - – for adoptive families residing in Colorado, Florida or Georgia, CCAI can perform the necessary post placement visits and provide the written reports required to finalize the adoption.
  • ICPC Assistance - If the child you are adopting will be born or currently resides outside of your home state of Colorado, Florida or Georgia, you will be required to complete important paperwork for the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children. This is a compact between the two states which gives permission for the child to legally travel across state lines. CCAI asssits with the completinon of the required ICPC packet so you can bring your child home as quickly as possible!
  • Adoptive Parent Training - CCAI offers adoptive parent training classes. Adoptive parent training is required for all prospective adoptive parents residing in Colorado, but it is highly recommended for all prospective adoptive parents in Florida and Georgia as well. These classes will provide you with valuable information about parenting a child who is adopted.

What is My Next Step?

If you have questions or would like to get started, please contact the following:

Colorado domestic@ccaifamily.org 303-850-9998, ext. 42
Florida ccaifl@ccaifamily.org 813-949-5559
Georgia ccaiga2@ccaifamily.org 404-250-0055, ext. 201

Or to get started right away, please download the Domestic Adoption Application.