Hello, and welcome to Miriam’s Promise!
If we understand one thing, it’s what it means to be “expectant.” That goes beyond just our expectant parents. It also includes adoptive families who contact us for information, support, adoption counseling and placement services. Bringing home a new child is an exciting adventure!
Perhaps you’re considering adopting a child. Maybe you’ve narrowed it down to domestic adoption or international adoption, or maybe you don’t know where to start. Regardless, we’re here to help.
We understand that your first phone call can be intimidating. Please think of us as a safe, nurturing place to have your questions answered. Our desire is to share stories, address your concerns and help you discover whether adoption is the right fit for you—and whether we’re the best agency to assist you on that journey . We don’t see adoption as an “us-vs.-them” experience with the birth mother on one side and the adoptive parents on the other. Instead, we work together for the best interests of all involved.
We begin the process with a one-on-one meeting rather than a group gathering. We want to get to know you personally, and we want you to know us as we begin a partnership.
Our process involves opportunities for self-reflection, education and preparation for your family. We want potential parents to talk not just to us, but also to one another. We offer home study services for independent, domestic agency and international adoptions, including step-parent and embryo adoptions.
Home study groups
Miriam’s Promise offers ongoing Adoption 101 preparation classes that cover a wide variety of topics which include:
- Talking to your child about adoption and sharing your story with others
- legal requirements
- how your family will change
- navigating open adoption relationships
- overcoming the grief of infertility
These classes are led by trained professionals and are provided in a group setting with other adoptive parents who can offer support, understanding and shared experiences.
Discovering the options
We sincerely hope we can join you in your journey to offer a forever home to a child in need. Please be in touch, and we’ll get the conversation started!
J. Dietz Osborne, M.S.
President & CEO