Adopting Through Private NH Agencies
Adoptive Families For Children
Adoptive Families for Children is a full service adoption agency, licensed in New Hampshire since 1983. Adoptive Families for Children offers adoption counseling and placement services for birth parents who want to place their child for adoption. Our experienced staff will help you throughout the process to ensure that your needs are met. There is no charge to birth families for the services and the counseling provided.
For families looking to adopt, Adoptive Families for Children offers an experienced team of professionals throughout New Hampshire to assist you with a home study (domestic or international), post placements, court reports for out of state adoption agencies and courts, as well as for interstate and international authorities.
Contact: Kristine Pries, Director or
Lisa Bianco, the Director of Adoption Services
18 Centre Street
Concord, NH 03301
Telephone: (603) 228-6712
Fax: (603) 226-0165
Web site: www.adoptivefamiliesforchildren.com
Bethany Christian Services
Bethany is a private, non-profit, Hague accredited agency with more than 120 offices nationwide. Domestic services include birth parent counseling as well as adoptive assessments. Bethany will complete independent family assessments as time allows. In addition to domestic adoption services, Bethany has international adoption programs in fifteen countries. Intake for international programs is via our Web site at www.bethany.org.
Contact: Jan Lessard, MSW, LICSW Director
PO Box 320
Candia, NH 03034
Telephone: (603) 483-2886 or (800) BETHANY (Nat. wide – birth parents)
Fax: (603) 483-0161
China Adoption With Love, Inc.
A private, non-profit Hague accredited adoption agency specializing in China adoptions and approved to complete home studies for all Hague countries. Will also complete home studies for non- Hague countries provided the placing agency is Hague approved. Licensed in NH, MA, RI, ME, and FL. Intake through the main office in Massachusetts. Home study and post placement services provided by a NH based social worker for NH families. We notarize, certify, and authenticate dossier documents for NH, MA, RI, ME, and FL families who use our agency as a placement agency.
Contact: Julie Fournier
251 Harvard Street, Suite 19
Brookline, MA 02446
Telephone: (617) 731-0798
Fax (617) 232-8288
NH Social Work Manager:
Mary Harrington, MSW, LICSW, BCD
LDS Family Services NH Agency
A privately funded agency sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). Agencies are located nationwide. The local office provides complete adoption services to members of that faith in the New England area. Services to birth parents and their families are also provided, free of charge, and are open to people of any denomination. Agency does not do home studies for private, independent, or international adoptions.
Contact: Ann Broadbent, Adoption Supervisor
547 Amherst Street, Suite 404
Nashua NH 03063-4000
Telephone: (603) 889-0148
Fax: (603) 889-4358
Web site: www.ldsfamilyservices.org
NH Adoption Bureau
A non-profit, non-sectarian agency specializing in placements of infants, independent adoptions and open adoption. Offers a range of services to birth parents, adoptive parents, and children.
Contact: Marilyn Speiser, LICSW, Executive Director
Boston Adoption Bureau
14 String Bridge
Exeter, NH 03803
14 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
Telephone: (617) 227-1336 or (800) 338-2224
Fax: (617) 227-6308
NH Catholic Charities, Inc.
Statewide, non-profit social service and adoption agency providing services to birth parents and adoptive parents. Counseling is provided to all members of the adoption triad, as well as full post-adoption services to individuals who were adopted through the agency. In addition, home studies are provided to families adopting privately.
Contact: Elaine Langton, Social Worker of Maternity & Adoption Services
215 Myrtle Street
PO Box 686
Manchester NH 03105-0686
Telephone: (603) 669-3030 or (800) 562-5249
Fax: (603) 626-1252
New Hope for Children
New Hope for Children is a licensed, Hague accredited adoption agency that has been creating families through adoption since 1993. NHFC offers support and counseling to both birth parents as well as prospective adoptive parents as they navigate their way through the adoption process. NHFC sponsors many fun events for the entire family as a means of connecting you with our adoptive community. We facilitate home studies and post placement reports as required per the state of New Hampshire as well as the state/country of birth when applicable.
Alisa White Karwowski
New Hope for Children
7 Dover Neck Road
Dover, NH 03820
Telephone: (603) 842-4794
Wide Horizons For Children, Inc.
WHFC is a non-profit adoption agency specializing in international adoption as well as domestic adoption. The local regional office offers services that include adoption, expectant parents counseling, and post adoption support and education. WHFC places children from birth to age 15. One third of our adoptions include children over the age of two, sibling groups, or children who have special needs. WHFC also has humanitarian aid projects for children and families in a number of countries worldwide.