Adoption Process

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Consultation with UBA staff before becoming an active client and throughout their adoption journey.

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Become matched with a birth parent or receive a call for a placement.

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Birth parent rights are terminated and Unexpected Blessings Adoption (UBA) & Foundation is given legal custody of the child.

In turn, gives written approval for the adoptive family to maintain physical custody of the child through a Placement Agreement while the adoption is finalized.

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If it is an Interstate Placement, the adoptive family CANNOT leave the State of KY until ICPC approval has been obtained.

(Can take up to 3 weeks if birth father is unknown/unnamed)

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Adoption finalization takes 6-12 months to complete depending on the state in which the adoption is being finalized.

KY is a minimum of 6 months from the date of official placement.

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All expenses are paid by the adoptive family, as allowed by law.

Please Note: The adoption process is very complicated and can be different in every situation. There are many variables to the adoption process and nothing is ever guaranteed for any party.