I want to adopt a newborn baby, how long is the adoption process?

The average wait time to adopt a newborn infant at the IAC is 14.8 months. The wait time starts once a family completes a home study and Adotpion Letter/online profile and ends when they have a baby placed in their home.

The IAC maintains detailed information about wait times for various types of families and publishes this information on our web site. Please see our statistics on open adoption for more detailed information.

You will find information about wait times for all types of families including: gay male couples, lesbian couples, single parent families. In addition, we have wait times based on family race and ethnicity.