Questions - Answers
Yes. Marital status is not a determinent of a person being able to adopt a child. However, New Jersey law requires both parties of a married couple to partcipate in an adoption.
Yes, Golden Cradle Adoption Services adheres to the laws of New Jersey and does not discriminate based on sexual orientation. We are committed to providing services to all people. For persons who want to learn more about a child's experience being raised by same sex parents we rely on the current research that show children raised by same sex parents fare as well as those raised by heterosexual parents.
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If a placing family prefers to place the chilld with a family of a specific religion (or other specific characteristics) we will present them with those families that meet their preferences. We call these characteristics "matching criteria" and both the adopting and placing families are matched with similar preferences.
The numerical average time to placement is 3 years after the home study is completed and approved. However averege numbers do not tell the real story. Your actual time is highly dependent on many factors including your flexibility and requirements of the placing family. Your specific waiting time can be greater or shorter then the average time. more »
Home Study for Adoption: the first step. A home study has multiple purposes (educational and regulatory) and is a state requirement before a child can be placed with you. It is also required in relative adoption within New Jersey and sometimes called Adoption Complaint Investigation or ACI. more »
After adoption services are available for all members of the adoption triad: placing parents, adoptive parents and adoptees. We are here to facillitate the exchange of information such as letters and photographs for as long as the parties desire. Sometimes families ask for meetings and we are glad to help arrange those as well. Adoption is a life long event, not a one time occurance, so we will be here for you as time moves on. more »
At Golden Cradle® the adopting family and the placing family can choose the amount of continuing exchange of information and/or contact they are comfortable with. This can range from only sharing information with Golden Cradle® for the first year after placement, to an open adoption with the adoptive parents and placing parents freely exchanging information and visits as they see fit. more »