Frequently Asked Questions

Can I choose a family for my baby?
You can choose a family after reviewing adoptive family profiles. Our staff can assist you in that decision.

Will I be able to meet the prospective adoptive parents?
If you choose, we will arrange a meeting with the prospective adoptive family in a safe and supportive environment. Our worker will be present for your support.

How soon after birth will the baby be placed with the adoptive family?
Usually the baby will go home from the hospital with the adoptive family.

Can I get information about my baby after the adoption?
We can help you and the adoptive family develop a plan for exchanging information.

How will I know my baby is safe and doing well in a new home?
Our agency visits your child and the adoptive family at least three times. We also have frequent phone contact and obtain pictures and information about how your child is doing from your child's physician.

Are there any fees?
There is no cost to the expectant parents for adoption.

Where do I start?
Call, email, or text Gateway Woods Family Services Illinois for information or to talk about your situation. For our contact information click here.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Waiting Families
Licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
(license # 528556)
Hague Accredited
Hague Accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA)