Wisconsin Adoption Information

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Adopting in Wisconsin

Families who live in Wisconsin and want to learn more about adoption can contact the Adoption Resources of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Division of Children and Family Services. The department has a guide that is available for all families wanting more information about adoption in Wisconsin. The guide is called, Guide to Special Needs Adoption in Wisconsin.

The first step in the adoption process is to get information about adoption through the Division of Children and Family Services or through a licensed-child placing agency. Agencies work with families who want to adopt infants whose birthmothers create an adoption plan for them. They also work with orphanages in other countries to help find adoptive parents.

Those who choose to adopt through the Division will not have to pay adoption fees, while those who choose an agency will have several fees to pay. Agency fees can get very expensive, however, many families choose agencies because they want to raise a child from infancy. Choosing an agency is an important step in the adoption process.

All families are required to submit an initial application. If the application is approved, then the family will get a list of additional requirements that must be met, including: getting a medical report from the family's doctor, submitting a financial report, proof of employment, marriage or divorce certificates, getting finger printed, having a background check, and completing The Adoption Study Process. A social worker will visit the family to conduct informal interviews and to see the home environment. They will use the information they gain from their visits and the required paperwork that the family submits to complete The Adoption Study Process.

Families who are approved to adopt a child will begin the matching process. Children who are matched with a family will be placed in their care and a period of supervision will begin. The adoption can be finalized after the supervision and positive reports from the social worker.

Unplanned Pregnancy

If you are pregnant and considering adoption, visit the Adoption Directory to speak with a caring professional in Wisconsin.You can also view profiles of hopeful adoptive couples in or near Wisconsin in the listing below, provided as a service of ParentProfiles.com.

Couples Hoping to Adopt in Wisconsin

View profiles of hopeful adoptive parents or create your own adoption profile today on ParentProfiles.com (A service of Adoption Profiles, LLC).

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Children Waiting for Adoption in Wisconsin

Are you ready to be a parent? There are tens of thousands of children in the United States foster system and many more available children worldwide. There are many children in Wisconsin who are hoping to be adopted.

We're sorry, Wisconsin does not currently feature children in The Adoption.com Photolisting. Contact your state officials if you'd like to see children waiting for adoption in the Adoption.com photolisting.

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Regina - 1 year ago
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My mother, gave birth to a beautiful son on or around January 15,1966 in Beloit, WI that she had to give up for adoption. My mother was told by social worker that if she didn't give up child for adoption that she would lose custody of other 2 children. The reason given, because child was not conceived by her husband even though the husband and her was temporary seperated at the time. My mother believe her son was taken to Illinois to be adopted or placed in a foster home. Because at the time she was living in So. Beloit IL. I'm pleading with any african american male who was born in January of 1966 at Olympian hospital of Beloit, WI please contact me or make a comment. Our mother and family will welcome you with open arms! Maiden last name was Hatchett. #1
Amanda (Foss) Thompson - 5 months ago
My biological sister was adopted in March of 1979 through Wisconsin. She was born Amy Lynn Hall on June 12, 1976 at Delnor Hopsital in St. Charles, Kane County, Illinois to Diana V. (Hall) Miller. Amy has 2 sibilings. Amy's biological family would like for her to find us. #2
Brenda - 2 years ago
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My mother, Carole Bergner (Paeske) gave birth to a child born on November 30, 1962 in Milwaukee WI that she gave up for adoption. I believe the child was a girl, but not 100% certain. I am looking to find my half brother or sister. Carole had 3 children prior to giving birth to this child. Her maiden name was Paeske #3
Char - 1 month ago
Re: REGINA searching for a brother born Jan 1966 in Beloit. Please contact me Char at usfamilyfinders dot com. I have information for you. #4
Clinton Scholl - 7 months ago
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lynn - 2 years ago
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Brenda I am a niece of Charles Bergner I live in Green b=Bay Wi He left Carole when I was young but I know they Had a daughter named Peggy which I have a picture of .Then I know he married a lady in Georgia and had at least 2 boys I never knew much about Carole except he left her and no one knew where he was or if he was dead for years. would like more info on them both #6
Guest - 1 year ago
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I was born October 27,1952 in a Janesville hospital and placed for adoption. I was told by the adoption agency that my mother was single and already had a 4 year old daughter named Julie. I would like to find my half sister #7
Carrie - 2 years ago
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I was a ward of the state of Wisconsin in 1960. I would like to know what compensation was received for my care in a foster home situation. Roughly. #8
Ann - 3 years ago
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My great grandmother was Gertrude May Kirali. She was contacted by a Miss Cutler from the Waueksha Child Welfare Division on June 29, 1950, to say that her grandson was adopted. My grandfather Anton Kirali received a phone call from someone in 1998 stating that they were looking for Steve Kirali. Who was Anton's brother who passed away. The caller said they were placed up for adoption when they were born. How do we find out this child's name ? Where do be find adoption records from June 29,1950. #9
granny1961 - 4 years ago
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still can't find information on how to have parents termation there rights or what papers i need and where to get them #10
stephanie - 4 years ago
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I am wondering if I would be eligible to adopt my boyfriends daughter ? We have been together for over 6yrs and I have been in his daughters life since she was 3 1/2 . Her mother passed away due to a car accident when she was 5 and I have been the only thing close to a mom ever since. I have 2 form a previous relationship and me #11
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