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With over 45 years of adoption expertise, Wide Horizons is the partner you can trust to help you grow your family. We work with families across the United States to provide loving homes to vulnerable children from around the world

Why Choose Wide Horizons for Children

Adoption may be the most important, life-changing decision you’ll ever make. We don’t take the responsibility of building families lightly. Wide Horizons For Children has been dedicated to the well-being and security of vulnerable and orphaned children for over 45 years. While our early roots began in adoption, our work now expands far beyond by offering services to strengthen families worldwide through programs like child sponsorship and empowerment grants.   We are proud to be recognized as a leader in the field of adoption and work with trusted partners in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the United States. Even after your adoption is complete, we offer a wide range of post-adoption services that support our adoptive families and adoptees throughout their lives.

Every family who entrusts their adoption process to WHFC can expect decades of experience, knowledge, an personalized support on their side.

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A typical adoption process can take anywhere from 12-36 months, with the average time for US newborn adoption around 15 months and the average time for international adoption around 18-24 months.  How long you may wait to be united with a child will depend on the program you select and the child (age, gender, race, siblings, special needs) you are hoping to adopt. Review our Adoption Information Guide for program specific time frames.

Wide Horizons For Children welcomes all types of families. We know the criteria for a loving, supportive family isn’t a quantitative measurement of age, marital status, or family size. However, we work with child welfare officials in many different countries, each of which has their own individual requirements that prospective parents must meet. Your eligibility will differ depending on the program.  As an inclusive agency, we offer a range of options for singles, older parents, large families, and  LGBT parents. Schedule a personal phone consultation to explore your eligibility. 

Boys and girls of all ages are in need of adoption.  Our US infant adoption program primarily places newborn babies. Most children adopted internationally range in age from 2 years old to teenagers when they join their family.  Many children are physically healthy, but have experienced a tough start in life. Still other children may have a medical or developmental need. We know importance of working closely with each family to understand your openness and capacity as parents. This personalized approach helps ensure each child finds the family that was meant just for them.

Wide Horizons For Children believes in transparency in adoption pricing. Adoption is a significant financial undertaking for most families. Costs range between $30,000-$50,000 for most WHFC adoptions. The cost of an adoption depends on the range and type of adoption services provided; the program selected; and related expenses, such as travel.  Fee schedules for our each of our programs can be found in our Adoption Information Guide.There are many opportunities to make Adoption Affordable through subsidies, grants, and tax credits and workplace benefits.

From the moment you choose to Start Your Adoption with Wide Horizons For Children, your adoption team will guide you every step of the way. You’ll never be a number, but instead work with a small adoption team that will personally know your family and lead you with support and expertise. We’ll make the process manageable. Whether it’s helping you with the initial adoption paperwork or expertly planning your travel when you meet your child, you’ll be happy to have trusted Wide Horizons to help grow your family.  


Adoption Resources to Get You Started

Waiting Children

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Adoption Guide

Detailed program options, eligibility, and fee information.

Phone Consultation

Personalized consultation with an adoption counselor.

Adoption Webinar

30-minute on-line presentations about our adoption options.


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