Adoption Through Private Agencies

In addition to public agency adoption (DCYF), 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 and individuals looking to adopt, Adoptive Families for Children offers an experienced team of professionals throughout New Hampshire to assist you with all of your adoption needs, including domestic home studies, post-placement assessments and placement services.

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:


Bethany Christian Services of Northern New England

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

Contact: Jillian Alfeo, LMHC, Director
PO Box 320
Candia, NH 03034
Telephone: (401) 428-1300

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
Executive Director
New Hope for Children
130 Central Avenue
Dover, NH 03820
Telephone: (603) 842-4794
Fax (603) 842-5830

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
Web site: