About UsGateway Woods has been in existence for over 40 years. Many programs have evolved since the initiation of the Residential Program in 1976. Gateway Woods Indiana campus now includes counseling and educational services in addition to a foster care, home-based, link to community and private adoption programs. Click here for more information about Gateway Woods Family Services in Indiana.
The Indiana Adoption Program started in 2001 with a call from a family asking if Gateway Woods could complete their home study for an international adoption from Ukraine. Gateway Woods, then already a licensed child-placing agency, began providing adoption home study services. The Adoption Program officially opened with board approval in 2003. Since that time, Gateway Woods Family Services has completed over 375 international and domestic home studies and been involved in the placement of over 250 children from all over the world. Gateway Woods Family Services collaborates with international placement agencies throughout the United States to place children in homes. Gateway Woods Family Services has helped place children from over 18 different countries. For domestic adoption, Gateway Woods Family Services works with birth parents in the United States to place children in Indiana and Illinois.
In 2013, Gateway Woods Family Services started an Illinois subsidiary corporation to provide adoption services for Illinois families. Gateway Woods Family Services Illinois became a licensed child welfare agency (license # 528556) in 2014. Gateway Woods Family Services Illinois provides the same quality adoption services in Illinois as in Indiana. Gateway Woods Family Services, Inc. and its Illinois subsidiary are Hague accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).