Create Your Family Through Adoption

At Adoptions First, our mission is to help create families. We strongly believe that everyone has equal rights to being a parent, regardless of marital status, race, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation. The desires, values and lifestyle of both the birthmother and adoptive parents are carefully considered in matching babies with families. Every family we work with has access to our staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We guide you throughout the entire process one step at a time.

We have handled over 3,000 successful adoptions

We listen to your needs and create an adoption plan that feels right for you

Our success rate is over 96%

Most of our families adopt in less than one year

Adopting A Baby – The Process

We give you all the time you need to answer your questions and to better understand the adoption process. Below is an overview of the steps involved in adopting.

  1. Request and review an Information Packet
  2. Phone or In-person Consultation
  3. Submit your Application
  4. Acceptance
  5. Home Study
  6. Birthparent Selection
  7. Placement
  8. Finalization

Adoption Services Tailored To You

The desires of all our adoptive parents are carefully considered when making a match and finding the right baby for you.

  • You can choose your adoption plan
  • You can choose the gender of your baby
  • You can choose the ethnicity of your baby
  • You will never feel any judgments from the Adoptions First staff
  • We accept families who are currently pursuing IVF, egg donors and surrogacy

Please contact us for more information. We would be happy to explain the adoption process to you in detail.

Adopting Success Stories

Zack, Rob, and Asher

Damyen, Robynne, and Bellamy Lofton

Damyen and I would like to personally thank you all for your love and support of us as we endeavored to create our beautiful family. Each and every one of you played a part, big or small, in making our dream of becoming parents a reality. We have been blessed by your warmth, words of encouragement, reference letters, thoughts, gifts, and most recently, standing by our side as we finalize. Your love helped to make Bellamy Leia Lofton a dream come true.”

– Damyen, Robynne, and Bellamy Lofton
Bellamy Leia: born 3/5/17; finally a Lofton 12/8/17

Adopting FAQs

1. What is unique about Adoptions First?

Adoptions First is considered the “concierge” of adoption services.  We work with a limited number of clients and we are very selective of our birthmothers.  We enjoy one of the highest successful placement rates in the country.

2. How long do adopting parents wait to become parents through Adoptions First?

Most of Adoptions First clients become parents within nine months to one year.

3. Can adopting parents choose the gender of the baby they wish to adopt?

Yes, at Adoptions First, adopting parents can choose the ethnicity and gender of their baby.

4. Can adopting parents become clients while still pursuing IVF, Surrogacy, Egg Donor?

Yes, Adoptions First supports their clients in building their families in all possible ways.

5. Who can adopt?

Adoptions First does not discriminate when considering adopting parents. Our clients come from all different backgrounds, religions and ages. We have a long and proud tradition of working with clients who are part of the LGBT community. If you are homestudy approved, then we can work together.

6. Is there financial assistance for adopting parents?

While Adoptions First does not provide any financial assistance to its clients, we do have access to resources others have used and had success with. Besides the federal tax credit (which is set at a maximum of $13,400 for 2015), there are also personal loans from various institutions which some clients have chosen to pursue.

7. Where are your Birthmothers located?

Our Birthmothers are located all across the US.  We have geo targeted outreach directed at finding specific Birthmothers.

8. Does your office handle the adoption process from A to Z?

Adoptions First can handle the entire process from start to finish.  We will be there every step of the way that you need.  This can include screening and assessment of prospective birthmothers, working on a personalized adoption plan, assistance in the delivery, placement and your finalization in court.

9. How do I know what level of ongoing contact will be in the best interest of my child?

Right now it might be difficult to imagine what a relationship with your child’s birthmother might look like. However, once you know who she is, you will have a clearer idea of what you want as you look towards the future. Before the birth, an Adoption Specialist will help you and the birthmother create a plan based on everyone’s comfort levels. Since this is a mutual selection process, we make sure everyone is comfortable with the range of openness in the agreement for future contact.

10. Can New York residents use Adoptions First services?

Yes, New York residents can use Adoptions First legal services.  All Rules and Regulations in Adoption are governed by the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) for the State of New York.

Lawyers in or outside the State of New York are prohibited from matching, placing, facilitating an adoption where fees are paid. All fees paid to an attorney for legal services must be in compliance with section 374(6) of the Social Services Law.

OCFS will review all applications for babies born outside the State of New York. A Fee Disclosure Statement is submitted. The Statement includes the Circumstances of Placement, and a Full Fee Disclosure. Fees paid in an adoption are for legal services only and must be reasonable. OCFS will not approve any fees that they deem unallowable if those fees are inconsistent with any existing rule, regulation or case law.

An Attorney is prohibited by representing both parties, therefore requiring each party (adopting parents and biological parents) to have their own Independent Legal counsel.

New York residents generally will be referred to competent counsel in New York for the purpose of:

  1. Obtaininga legal Certification of Adoption;
  2. Becomingfamiliar with the rules, regulations, and standards relating to the practice of law in the State of New York;
  3. Retaining New York counsel, when applicable.

"To help build a family is one of the greatest gifts you could give someone. I feel extremely blessed to have been through this experience and I have to give a HUGE thank you to everyone at Adoptions First."

− Sarah, Birthmother

"When no one was there for me, I had the staff of Adoptions First. They never judged me, never laughed at me and never questioned me. They were always there for me. To this day I still talk with them. I love these incredible women. I am ever so grateful to all of the staff at Adoptions First."

− Jessica, Birthmother

"We do know we were absolutely in the right hands with Adoptions First and do believe this could not have come together if not for her help and involvement. We will be HIGHLY recommending your team."

− Anonymous from New York

"My family will never be the same. David and the staff opened our eyes to the adoption process. Instead of a daunting experience, we felt totally supported throughout the process with a successful outcome. The group at Adoptions First are sincere, honest and totally professional. My deepest thanks."

− Howie Mandel of Deal or No Deal

"Honestly, this process can be very hard at times, and the strength and kindness of this group provides a hardy shelter when it gets a little stormy out there. I cannot say enough about David and his team. They are wonderful! There is no one else to trust your adoption to."

− Trish, Adopting Mom

"My experience with Adoptions First was nothing short of amazing. The whole team made me feel like a part of the family and it was the BEST experience of my life.... The results... My baby boy!"

− Brandi, Adoptive Parent

"David and the staff of Adoptions First are the very best. We have recommended them for many years."

− Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys

"Hey gang, for many years, I have recommended David and his staff. They have helped build my family."

− Rosie O'Donnell

"I called (Adoptions First) so many times with what I thought were stupid, and emotional questions and they were always there to support me and my husband. They told us to be ourselves. So we relaxed."

− Rebecca, Adoptive Parent

"I never thought this day would come. Your team is amazing."

− Jeffrey Tambor

Contact Us

Would you like more information about the process of adoption, our services or staff?

Please use this form to contact us privately or request an information packet.

We would love to hear from you in person.
Call us at 800-658-8284, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We know this is one of the hardest decisions you will ever make. We are here to help.

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