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Infant Adoption

Please Note: We are no longer accepting new families into our adoption waiting pool.

After careful consideration Catholic Social Services has made the difficult decision to close their infant adoption program. It has been an honor to be a part of the lives of families in Alaska through this program over the last 53 years. Our relationships with adoptive families and birth parents has strengthened us as an agency and our community. We are proud of the work CSS has done in making connections and building healthy relationships, all in the best interests of babies.

Support around infant adoption is an important service in our community. We will continue to work with birth parents who are looking to make a plan of adoption for their baby and will help connect them with the right agency for them. For families who are looking to adopt here in Alaska, check out a list of agencies that other adoptive families have utilized.

Foster Care Home Studies or Waiting Child Program

For information regarding Foster Care Home Studies or our Waiting Child Program, please contact Jamie Kaufman-Bacher at jkaufman-bacher@cssalaska.org or 907-222-7315 or contact Megan McBryde at mmcbryde@cssalaska.org or 907-222-7319.

Wendy’s Wonderful Kids

For information regarding Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, please contact Angela Perry-Carter at aperry-carter@cssalaska.org or 907-222-7378.

Pregnancy Support Program

For information on our Pregnancy Support Program, please contact Jamie Kaufman-Bacher at jkaufman-bacher@cssalaska.org or 907-222-7315 or contact Megan McBryde at mmcbryde@cssalaska.org or 907-222-7319.

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General Information

For general information, please contact Tami Jo Watson, Pregnancy Support & Adoption Services Program Director, at tjwatson@cssalaska.org or 907-222-7316.

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Adoption Options

This list is not a full list, but small representation of adoption agencies here in Alaska but also across the United States. The list is for reference only and CSS does not endorse any agency.

In State Adoption Options

Alaska Adoptions Services: Located in Anchorage/Eagle River, Alaska. They work with families and birth parents in Alaska and are currently in the licensed placing agency process.

Out of State Adoption Options

American Adoptions: Agency is located in Overland Park, Kansas. They work with families and birth moms across the united states and are a licensed placing agency.

Adoption Associates: Located in Jenison, Missouri. They are a licensed placing agency and accredited through the Council on Accreditation.

Adoption Network Law Center: Located in Lake Forest, California, they work with families and birth moms across the united states. Adoption Network Law Center is a California law corporation providing adoption services to Birth Mothers and Adopting Parents.

Holt International: Agency located in Bolingbrook, Illinois. They work with families in Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri. They are a licensed placing agency and accredited through the Council on Accreditation.

Adoption & Family Support Center: Agency is located in Port Orange, Florida. They work with families and birth moms across the united states and are a licensed placing agency.

A Act of Love Adoptions: Agency is located in Sandy, Utah. They work with families and birth moms across the united states and are a licensed placing agency.

Life Long Adoptions: Located in Crystal Lake Illinois & Newport Beach, California. LifeLong Adoptions is an independent contractor and under the supervision of Lutheran Child and Family Services, License #012998. Marketing and advertising, identifying a child for adoption, matching adoptive parents with biological parents, and arranging for the placement of a child are services provided by LifeLong Adoptions under the supervision of Lutheran Child & Family Services.

Life Time Adoptions (Christian Adoption Services): Agency is located in Florida. They work with families and birth moms across the united states and are a licensed placing agency and are a BBB Accredited Business.