Waiting Child Adoption Advantages

Eligibility: Countries may relax parent requirements for waiting child programs.
Duration: Parents are able to complete the adoption of a waiting child in less time than traditional programs.
Cost: Partial scholarships or fee reductions may be available for waiting child programs.

How to Adopt a Waiting Child

Step 1: Sign Up for a Password to the CAS Protected Waiting Child Photolisting

Fill out the Request Form and agree to the terms of use on the Waiting Child Information Request page.  You will then be emailed a password to view our Photolisting.  You can change your password after the first sign-in. Check your inbox for a message from WordPress [Carolina Adoption Services].  Don’t forget to check your spam folders if you do not receive the email within a few minutes.

Step 2: View Password Protected Photolisting of Children

Check your email to confirm your email address and get your password. Follow the instructions to sign in and you will be automatically directed to the Photolisting. This page will have pictures and information about children waiting for a forever family. Additional photos and medical reports are available.

Step 3: Identify a Child

Once a child or children who interest you are selected, contact our Waiting Child Coordinator for more information and to confirm that the child is still available. You do not need a homestudy to receive information on a child; however, to be officially matched with a child or children, a family will need an approved homestudy.

Step 4: Review of Homestudy

Through review of your homestudy and interviews, you and CAS staff will assess your ability to parent the child you have selected.

Step 5: Family Selection

If multiple families have requested a child or if there are special circumstances with the child or children’s adoption the CAS adoption committee will review the families who have expressed interest. Once the review is complete the committee makes recommendations for the family or will select the family who appears best suited to meet the needs of the child. This committee is dedicated to looking out for the best interest of the child and you.

Step 6: Your Adoption Journey Begins

Once approved to adopt a waiting child or children, you will be asked to submit a formal application with CAS ($300 application fee). Once your application is received you will begin working with the appropriate program coordinator to complete the requirements for the adoption of your child or children!