Post-Adoption Services

Search

Were you adopted from The Baby Fold?

The Baby Fold will conduct a search related to any adoption facilitated by The Baby Fold on behalf of an adult adopted individual, adoptive parents on behalf of their adopted child, a birth parent, or a sibling of an adopted individual. Contact is facilitated between the parties involved after both have given informed consent for the exchange of identifying information. Counseling is provided related to motivation, expectations, and identity issues involved in a search.

Consent from both adoptive parents is necessary prior to facilitating contact with or for an adopted individual under 21 years of age.

Mediation

Exchange of letters, photographs, and gifts can occur between the adopted individual, adoptive families and birth families through The Baby Fold when parties do not have an open adoption.

Fee Schedule for Post Legal Adoption Services

There is a one-time fee of $25 to cover incidental costs for mediation services.
There is an initial $300 fee for search services. This fee covers the first five hours of staff time for the search. If the search takes in excess of five hours, each additional hour is billed at a rate of $80 per hour.

No one is denied service based on an inability to pay. If a fee waiver is requested, proof of income is required. Any waiver is solely at the discretion of the agency.

Accreditation

The Baby Fold’s Post Adoption Services are accredited by the Council on Accreditation – Hague International Adoption.