Vermont Adoption Information

  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
You may use the stars on the left to rate and leave feedback for the current article. No registration is required. Waiting for 5 votes 0.0 of 5 stars (0 votes) — Thanks for your vote

Please fill out the following optional information before submitting your rating:

See also: Montpelier Adoption

Adoption in Vermont

You`re interested in adoption, but you`re not sure where to start. In Vermont, you have several options for adoption available. The first thing you must decide is the type of adoption you are interested in. Do you want an infant or an older child? Do you want to adopt domestically or internationally? These decisions will determine where you start.

Who May Adopt In Vermont

You must be at least 21 years old. You can be single, married, living with a partner, or joined through a civil union. Adoptive parents are considered regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. These criteria may be different if you decide to pursue an international adoption.

Vermont Adoption Home Study

No matter what type of adoption you decide to pursue, a home study will be required. A home study is a bit like an investigation. You are required to submit to background checks, fingerprinting, financial means verification, as well as very personal discussions about your marriage or divorce (if applicable), your child hood, family relationships, and parenting styles, along with checking to make sure your home meets size and safety regulations.

International Adoption In Vermont

When adopting internationally there is a large age range of children available. There are some factors to consider since each country has its own laws. Some countries limit the age of people that are allowed to adopt, and others do not allow adoptions of younger children. This will help you determine the country that you are interested in adopting from, and will also help determine which agencies you should use. Be sure to choose an agency who has experience in adoptions from that country, and that is licensed in Vermont.

Infant Adoption In Vermont

If you are interested in adopting an infant in Vermont, it will be handled through an adoption agency or an adoption attorney. Just as with an international adoption, make sure that any agency or attorney that you use is licensed in Vermont and has experience with infant adoptions.

If you are a birth mother and plan to place your child for adoption but are unable to make an adoption plan you may take advantage of Vermont`s Safe Haven law. To be covered by the law, you must hand your baby (up to 30 days old) to an employee or volunteer of a Safe Haven. This includes any: fire or police station; health care facility; place of worship; adoption agency licensed in Vermont; or a place where an emergency responder, contacted through 911, agrees to meet you to receive your baby.

Vermont Older Child Or Special Needs Adoption

Older child, or special needs adoption, is available in Vermont. These adoptions are facilitated through Vermont Social Services. The children available for adoption are currently in foster care. Special needs adoption does not mean that the child has physical or mental disabilities. It could mean that the child is older, from a minority, or part of a sibling group that needs to stay together.

Many agencies will require that you take 30 hours of pre-adoption education classes to help educate yourself about the types of things you might encounter in special needs adoption.

Vermont Adoption Registry

If you are adopted, or if you placed a child for adoption, or if you are the biological sibling of an adopted person, you may wish to learn more about your birth family. Vermont maintains a passive adoption registry, which means both parties must register their consent for identifying information to be made available. Contact the Vermont Department of Health, Vital Records Division for more information.

Unplanned Pregnancy

If you are pregnant and considering adoption, visit the Adoption Directory to speak with a caring professional in Vermont.You can also view profiles of hopeful adoptive couples in or near Vermont in the listing below, provided as a service of

Couples Hoping to Adopt in Vermont

View profiles of hopeful adoptive parents or create your own adoption profile today on (A service of Adoption Profiles, LLC).

No hopeful adoptive couples were found in VT. Be the first to sign up!

See All Vermont Couples Hoping to Adopt through

Children Waiting for Adoption in Vermont

Are you ready to be a parent? There are tens of thousands of children in the United States foster system and many more available children worldwide. There are many children in Vermont who are hoping to be adopted.

Featured Vermont Children from The Photolisting
Deseray (Vermont / 15 / F)
Deseray likes drawing and swimming, and values honesty.

Choose Another State

Alabama Adoption
Alaska Adoption
Arizona Adoption
Arkansas Adoption
California Adoption
Colorado Adoption
Connecticut Adoption
Delaware Adoption
Florida Adoption
Georgia Adoption
Hawaii Adoption
Idaho Adoption
Illinois Adoption
Indiana Adoption
Iowa Adoption
Kansas Adoption
Kentucky Adoption
Louisiana Adoption
Maine Adoption
Maryland Adoption
Massachusetts Adoption
Michigan Adoption
Minnesota Adoption
Mississippi Adoption
Missouri Adoption
Montana Adoption
Nebraska Adoption
Nevada Adoption
New Hampshire Adoption
New Jersey Adoption
New Mexico Adoption
New York Adoption
North Carolina Adoption
North Dakota Adoption
Ohio Adoption
Oklahoma Adoption
Oregon Adoption
Pennsylvania Adoption
Rhode Island Adoption
South Carolina Adoption
South Dakota Adoption
Tennessee Adoption
Texas Adoption
Utah Adoption
Vermont Adoption
Virginia Adoption
Washington Adoption
Washington DC Adoption
West Virginia Adoption
Wisconsin Adoption
Wyoming Adoption
Visitor Comments (2)
Adding your comments contributes to the adoption community. Please keep all comments on topic and civil. Visitors are invited to comment and vote for or flag comments based on appropriateness and helpfulness. All comments must adhere to our commenting rules and are subject to moderation.
Jess - 2 months ago
Hello, I'm a volunteer with Resolve, the national infertility association, and I'm tasked with spreading the word about Advocacy Day. I'm an IVF mom and I've personally attended Advocacy Day three times. Its a very empowering experience. Could you share the attached flyer with your clinic, support group, office, mommy message boards, etc? The more people we have participating, the more power we have to create changes in our legislation that will support all paths to parenthood. Here is the link to Resolve's Advocacy Day website: Its scheduled for Thursday, May 18th in Washington, DC. This years Advocacy Day is being co-sponsored by ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine) and this is HUGE for us. We will join together as a united community to convey to Congress that those who struggle with infertility greatly need financial relief and access to all family building options. It is so important that lawmak #1
Rose Mark - 7 months ago
Are you interested in adoption, but not sure where to begin? Our Center receives numerous inquiries daily from prospective adoptive parent(s) who desire information about the adoption process as well as information about our services including domestic adoptions, open adoptions, and pregnant adoptions etc. As some inquiries are from prospective adoptive parent(s) who are "considering" adoption, and others are from prospective adoptive parent(s) who are "actively pursuing" an adoption plan,contact us now on: xxxx Or call 1 4 8 4 4 4 5 0 3 90. #2
Need a Home Study?
Directory of Adoption Professionals
Find a professional
for all of your adoption needs including:
Vermont Adoption Forums
ISO Birth Father Ray?, Girl, 9-23-68, Vermont
I was born 9-23-68 in Burlington, VT. My birth name was Kimberly Jeanne Burke. I have been told...
ISO Birth Father Ray?, Girl, 9-23-68, Vermont
...I was born Kimberly Jeanne Burke, 9-23-68, in Burlington Vt. All I know of my birth father is...
Born 5/4/63, Vermont seeking BMom
Male born May 5, 1963, named Micheal, at Elizabeth Lund Center seeking birthmom named Noreen.
Vermont Adoption Registry
I just joined this forum today and feel compelled to share info I just discovered about the Vermont...
Vermont Adoption Blogs
Would You Stay or Would You Go?
Brief backstory: I was born and raised in California, went to school in Pennsylvania,...[ more ]
Recap: Adopting In the 50 States
I know it's been awhile, but I finally have a recap of the series Adopting In the 50...[ more ]
Adoption Isn't About Finding Children For...
I'm not sure where I first read the adage, "Adoption isn't about finding children for...[ more ]
Adopting In Vermont
Welcome to the forty-fifth post in our series Adopting In the 50 States. Today, we're in...[ more ]

Note: Our authors are dedicated to honest, engaged, informed, intelligent, and open conversation about adoption. The opinions expressed here may not reflect the views of

Settings Help Feedback
Template Settings
Width: 1024     1280
Choose a Location:
Choose a Theme: