Evangelical Child & Family Agency

Wisconsin

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Evangelical Child & Family Agency

Wisconsin

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262‑789‑1881 

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Adoption Eligibility Criteria and Guidelines

Childlessness: Those unable or have difficulty conceiving for whatever reason and have no children or an only child.

Attorney: ECFA makes referrals to adoption-experienced attorneys who provide their services at a reasonable cost.

Emotional/Psychological Wellness: In some instances, ECFA may make a referral for a mental health assessment.

Financial: Applicants must be able to live within their income and demonstrate the ability to meet the financial needs of any child(ren) in their home. Applicants should be adequately insured (i.e. Health, Life, Medical, Auto).

Health: Medical examinations are required of each person living in the home. Applicants must be in good general health so as to assure their physical capacity to care for children. Physical limitations are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Housing: Housing must meet state of Wisconsin minimum standards, (see Rule 56).

Marriage: Applicants are required to be married for a minimum of two years.

Previous Marriage: Applicants who have been divorced will be evaluated individually, and may be eligible if they meet all other requirements.

Religion: Since ECFA is an Evangelical Christian agency, adoptive applicants need to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be actively involved in a Protestant Evangelical church. It is also expected that prospective adoptive individuals or couples agree with the agency’s Christian Lifestyle Guidelines. Applicants who have denominational agencies to serve them are encouraged to work with those agencies.

Residence: ECFA-WI serves families in a 100-mile radius from the New Berlin office.

Time Between Placements: There is a 12-month waiting period from the time of placement before an applicant can reapply for a second adoption.

Openness: ECFA requires a minimal level of openness in all cases. Higher levels of openness depend upon each party’s preferences.

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