The Readoption Process

If you are finding yourself in a situation where you are thinking about readopting or rehoming your adopted child, we may be able to help. Through Lifetime Adoption, we have waiting families for children up to six years old, and we can help with referrals for other children. Here is a quick synopsis of the readoption process:

Step 1. Complete the Online Questionnaire

Please answer as completely as possible, ensuring you include important details or facts that are relevant to your child. The form includes a medical release as well as a release for any school or daycare records. Once received, a coordinator will call and speak with you.

Step 2. Gather important documents

We will need copies of important documents. You may email them directly to your coordinator or text them anytime to 1-800-923-6784. The documents we need are:

  • Birth certificate
  • Immunization record
  • Social Security Card
  • Your Drivers’ License or other identification
  • Your child’s medical insurance card
  • A photo of your child

Step 3. View available families on our partner site, Lifetime Adoption

Your coordinator will provide information on families who may be open to adopting your child. You may select a few and speak with them. Once you decide on a family, they will schedule a time to come meet with you and your child.

Step 4. Meet the adoptive parents

The family will travel to you and spend time with you and your child. If they decide to proceed, a transition plan will be developed. Usually, the plan begins a few weeks later. After it is complete, you will meet with an attorney to sign the adoption papers.

Step 5. Be available for questions or needs

As your child is adjusting, questions may arise for the new parents. We encourage you to stay available to continue to assist as your child adjusts to his new life. If you have requested updates, the new parents will provide them at the interval you requested. Please know that the first few months will be a time of great transition for your child.

If you have specific questions, you may call or text a Lifetime Adoption coordinator at any time at 1-800-923-6784.

If you are ready to get started, click the button below and you may begin completing the questionnaire for readoption online.