Domestic Adoptions

For contract information and application requirements please call us: (623) 936-4729  or (623)-670-0200 ~ Toll Free 1-800-340-9665

Welcome to Building Arizona Families’ Domestic Adoption Program! The goal and mission of the Domestic Program is to help place as many children as possible in forever families.

Program details include:

  • Birth parents are actively involved in the process of selecting an adoptive family.
  • Profiles of adoptive parents are presented to the birth parents, generally based upon specific requests made by the birth parents.
  • Infants of all racial/ethnic backgrounds, including Caucasian infants, are adopted through the Domestic Program.
  • Adoptive parents may specify the age, race/ethnicity, and health of the child they hope to adopt, but those who are able to be more flexible are likely to be matched more quickly.
  • The waiting period for a referral through Building Arizona Families is not predictable because families are matched according to birth parents’ preferences.

Program Requirements:

Parents need to have a completed home study by a licensed adoption agency or social worker prior to being put on the waiting list

Building Arizona Families is a licensed private non-profit adoption agency.

Building Arizona Families reserves the right to determine that it may not provide services.

Domestic Adoption Fees To Be Paid By Adoptive Parents
Type of Service:
Amount:
When Due:
Home Study Necessary to be completed prior to Agency Registration for the Domestic Program.
$1,100 (for Arizona families if using BAF)
Prior to Registration in the Domestic Program.
Agency Fee: Intra-State (family residing in Arizona), Single Birth Includes birthmother/birthfather living expenses and counseling
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First half due when the birthmother chooses the adoptive familySecond half due to the child’s discharge from the hospital
Agency Fee: Intra-State (family residing in Arizona), Multiple Birth Includes birthmother/birthfather living expenses and counseling
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First half due when the birthmother chooses the adoptive family.Second half due prior to the child’s discharge from the hospital
Agency Fee: Inter-State (family residing outside of Arizona), Single BirthIncludes birthmother/birthfather living expenses and counseling Please call for information
First half due when the birthmother chooses the adoptive family

Second half due prior to the child’s discharge from the hospital

Agency Fee: Inter-State (family residing outside of Arizona), Multiple Birth Includes birthmother/birthfather living expenses and counseling
Please call for information
First half due when the birthmother chooses the adoptive familySecond half due prior to the child’s discharge from the hospital
Birthmother/Infant Medical Expenses Includes prescription and over the counter medications
Not Included in Agency Fee
The Adoptive Family is responsible for all medical expenses incurred on behalf of the birthmother and child that are not covered by AHCCCS or private
Post Placement Visits and Reports Included in Agency Fee (Arizona families only)**Non-Arizona families, please check with your local supervising agency Frequency (for Arizona families only):Non-Special Needs: First month after placement and then every three months until Adoption Court Hearing

Special Needs: First month after placement and then once per month until Adoption Court Hearing

**Frequency for non-Arizona families: Please check with your local supervising agency

Birth Parent Counseling Fee
This fee is paid by the Adoptive Parents and covers the 4 visits by the birth mother’s counselor- the birth father is offered identical services.
Included in Agency Fee
Included in Agency Fee.
Attorney Legal Fees 
Not Included in Agency Fee
Chosen attorney will determine amount and time of payment with adoptive parents.
Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) – BAF Fees
Not Included in Agency Fee
A fee will be collected for costs associated with BAF staff travel to Flagstaff to the ICWA hearing
Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) – Attorney Legal Fees
Not Included in Agency Fee
BAF’s ICWA attorney will determine amount and time of payment.  Adoptive family will contract directly with said attorney.

*All fees are non-refundable, including but not limited to: Home Study, Birth Parent Counseling Fee, Medical Expenses, Attorneys Fees, and the Agency Fee. 

In the event of an interruption in the adoption prior to placement due to a decision on the part of Birth Mother/Father, no fees paid will be refunded and 25% of the Agency Fees paid will be applied toward the Agency Fees of a subsequent domestic adoption with BAF.