There’s more than one way to adopt. When a family decides to grow through adoption, there are several ways to bring a child into their home. Three of the most common types of adoption are: Domestic infant adoption, foster care adoption and international adoption. Each path has its own challenges and joys; one is not necessarily better than the other.

The eligibility criteria for potential adoptive couples into our domestic adoption program include Montana residency, two years of marriage, and good physical and mental health as documented by a physician’s report, background checks, and references. Preference will be given to childless couples or those with one child who wish to add to their family. Additionally, preference is given to couples who are active within a Christian community of faith. However, recognizing the birthparents’ right to choose the couples who adopt their children, we accept applications from couples who are active in a faith community other than Christian.

We also work with couples pursuing other paths towards adoption. Please contact us to discuss your plans and our ability to work with your family. 

Becoming an adoptive parent is an important decision for any family. It is important to educate yourself. St. John’s United Family Services guides you through the process every step of the way.