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Adopting Through Private NH Agencies
In addition to public agency adoption, there are other types of adoption, such as domestic private agency adoption, international (or inter country) adoption and independent adoption. Below is the list of NH licensed agencies that provide services to families seeking those types of adoption.

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
Amanda L. Casella, Director of Adoption Services
18 Centre Street
Concord, NH 03301
Telephone: (603) 228-6712
Fax: (603) 226-0165
E-mail: info@adoptivefamiliesforchildren.com
Web site: www.adoptivefamiliesforchildren.com

Bethany Christian Services

A private, non-profit agency with more than seventy 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 twelve 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

Child & Family Services of NH

Statewide, non-sectarian, non-profit, family service and adoption agency. Offers full range of adoption services to adoptive parents, birth parents and adoptees; including private and interstate adoptions. Program provides birth parent counseling, search and reunion services; as well as both domestic and international adoption home study/assessment services.

Contact: Caroline Glennon, MSW, Manager of Adoption Services
464 Chestnut Street, P.O. Box 448
Manchester, NH 03105-0448
Telephone: (603) 518-4000 or (800) 640-6486
Fax: (603) 668-6260

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 Licensed in NH, MA, RI, ME and FL. Intake through the main office in Massachusetts and adoption home study and post-placement services in New Hampshire. Agency notarizes, certifies and authenticates documents for clients. Reasonable fees. Tries to always offer group travel to China with a doctor on each trip. The focus is China!

Contact: 251 Harvard Street, Suites 17 and 19
Brookline, MA 02446
Telephone: (800) 888-9812
Fax: (617) 232-8288
E-mail: info@cawli.org

NH Social Work Manager:
Mary Harrington, MS LSW
E-mail: twinnj@comcast.net

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
E-mail: fam-nh@ldsfamilyservices.org
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

Mailing Address:
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 birthparents 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. Please visit our website for details on upcoming free adoption information sessions.

Alisa White Karwowski
Executive Director
New Hope for Children
7 Dover Neck Road
Dover, NH 03820
Telephone: (603) 842-4794
info@newhopeforchildren.net

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.

Maryanne Ludwig, MSW
4 Bicentennial Square, Suite 3-B
Concord, NH 03301
Telephone: (781) 894-5330
Fax: (603) 230-8118
E-mail: bdrotos@whfc.org
Web site: www.whfc.org

 
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