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Adoption

A Hague-Accredited International Adoption Program, we provide services including infant adoption, waiting child adoption, and birth parent adoption planning.

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Call 216.509.9020 or Click Here to Request More Information

 

Creating Forever Families

Adoption provides children with the love and permanency they need and deserve. It can also fill the longing that many families have to complete or expand their circle of love, or help birthparents find a loving and stable home for their baby. 

Bellefaire JCB was founded as an orphanage in 1868 and, since those first experiences caring for children without permanent homes, has become the nation's longest-established child placement/adoption agencies. 

We are a Hague-Accredited International Adoption Program and our adoption specialists are degreed, licensed social workers and certified adoption assessors. Each is committed to delivering individualized support and counsel to address the needs of children, adoptive families and birth parents. Our services and support extend though every step of the adoption process and includes:

  • Pre-and post-adoption counseling
  • Facilitating adoptive placements
  • Counseling to birth parents
  • Home study for domestic and international adoptions

Download Our Adoption Brochure


Looking to Adopt

Envisioning Your Family

Adoption is an emotional, life-long decision. It is a process that requires guidance at every phase. Our team offers years of experience and professional support so you can have a positive experience and successful transition before, during and after adoption. Our services include:

  • Pre-adoption counseling to help define hopes and expectations
  • Comprehensive services including home study, post-placement supervision, support and court finalization of the adoption
  • Post-finalization counseling and related services

Do you know what type of adoption you want to pursue? Choosing the right route depends on many things including your personal needs, wishes, life situation. Bellefaire JCB will support you in any of the following adoptions:

  • Waiting Child
  • Domestic Infant
  • Identified Infant
  • Self-directed Infant
  • International

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Learn More About Adoption

Call Us: 216.932.2800 or 800.205.8534

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I'm Pregnant

What Are My Options? It's Your Decision! We Provide the Support.

If you have an unplanned pregnancy, it's likely you are overwhelmed by conflicting thoughts and confused about what you are experiencing. Choosing the right path is not always an easy decision. You may feel alone. At Bellefaire JCB, we believe that talking with someone can help you make sense of your feelings and help you move forward with a choice that is best for you. When you call us, you will be teamed with a Birth Parent Counselor who will help you understand the options. Our services include:

  • Counseling and Support: All services are provided at no charge to you, whether you choose to parent or make an adoption plan.
  • Legal: We review all legal documents and forms with you before you make your final decision.
  • Choosing an Adoptive Family: We perform a complete home study assessment of the adoptive family. Your involvement in selecting a family is up to you.
  • Birth Fathers: We answer questions and provide counseling at no cost.

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Become a Family Waiting to Adopt

Call Us: 216.320.8518 or 800.205.8534

Randy and Denise

Randy and Denise

You are making a tremendously important decision and we commend you for your strength, bravery, and selflessness. We look forward to meeting you! Being a parent is a very difficult job, but we are 100% ready to start! We also want you to know your child as they grow, and we are happy to provide photos and letters, as well as, organize visits a few times a year. We are honored that you are taking the time to learn a little more about us, and we hope to learn more about you in the future.

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Sara and Riley

Sara and Riley

We are so deeply honored that you are considering our family as part of your life journey and giving us the gift of adopting your child.

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Heather and Eric

Heather and Eric

We know you have a difficult decision ahead for you and your baby. Thank you for taking the time to learn about us. We would love to welcome your child into our family, and if you wish, talk about how you can remain in your child’s life in the way that makes you most comfortable.

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Carmen and Jason

Carmen and Jason

Thank you for reading our letter. It cannot be easy and we recognize the amazing opportunity you are giving us. Your decision has been a difficult but courageous one and we thank you. We would like to introduce you to our family; Jason and Carmen.

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Krista and Jeff

Krista and Jeff

Thank you for taking the time to learn about us! It is our heart’s desire to grow our family. We have such close, strong, loving relationships with our brother and sisters, and we want that for our family and for our son. Our son Jay became part of our family through adoption in late 2015. Our lives center around our families. You can be part of our lives and family too - we would like an OPEN ADOPTION.

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Aleta and Brian

Aleta and Brian

Thank you for taking the time to read our letter. We are Brian, Aleta and Stella. We know you have your child’s best interest at heart. Hopefully we possess the qualities you are looking for in adoptive parents. We want to share our home and our lives with children and watch them grow into well-rounded, successful adults with their own families one day.

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Amanda and Scott

Amanda and Scott

We hope to give you a window into our lives and a sense of the life your child will find with us. We know none of this is easy, but we would be honored if you chose to match with us. Thank you for your bravery and, if you choose us, your confidence in the love and experiences we could give your child. We are very excited for the next chapter of our lives to begin!

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