How The Datz Foundation Can Help
Free confidential adoption counseling 24 hours a day
• Medical and living expenses reimbursed
• Fully screened families who want to adopt—only those well suited for adoption are approved
• Legal assistance by an in-house attorney
• Personalized adoption plan to fit your needs
• Access to counseling in your community
• You can choose the amount of future contact (letters, pictures, visits)
If you have found a family for your child or a lawyer to work with on adoption, Datz can still provide guidance and support
The home study is the basic document which enables you to adopt a child. Since its inception, the Datz Foundation has completed thousands of home studies for families living in VA, DC, and MD
The Datz Foundation is authorized to accept the legal custody of children and place them in adoptive homes. In addition, the Foundation works with adoption resources throughout the United States and can help you locate an adoptable child.
With passage of the Universal Accreditation Act which took effect July 14, 2014, US-based agencies take on added responsibility when they complete home studies in such cases. Therefore, persons wishing to pursue private international adoptions with The Datz Foundation must adhere to the following chronology:
In some cases it is possible to retrieve documents from closed client files. The procedure is as follows:
Email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be as specific as possible about name(s), state, and year.
We will reply within forty-eight hours and advise you whether we have the file and the requested document. In some cases, files and individual documents have been purged.
If we indicate that the document is available, remit a check for $50 to the Datz Foundation. We will then provide you with a copy of the requested document.
We are sometimes asked by adult adoptees (over the age of eighteen) in whose adoptions we participated to search for their birthparents. Likewise, we are sometimes asked by birthparents who placed children in adoption to help locate their children once they reach adulthood.
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Domestic Adoption Home Study ($1500)
Simultaneous Meeting ($500)
An agency social worker facilitates a joint meeting with birth and adoptive parents
Court Mandated Parental Placement Study ($400)
Counseling for Birth Parents - Optional ($300 per visit)
Post Placement and Finalization - three visits required ($350 per visit)
Report of Visitation ($550)
Social Worker travel time to site ($20 per hour)
Mileage ($.59 per mile)