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Gladney Center for Adoption Placement Application*

Dear Prospective Adoptive Parents,

Should you have questions regarding your eligibility for a specific program, please first speak to a member of our staff before completing the application. Here you will find information about our adoption service policies and practices, including general eligibility criteria and fees under each of our adoption programs. You can find more information about our number of placements, applications and number of waiting children here. Should you proceed, you will be asked to sign a contract like the sample found here. If you are in a state outside of Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, or Texas, you will need a home study provider in your state. A list of already approved supervised provider partners can be found here. Should you wish to work with an alternative provider, we will need to approve them in advance.

We appreciate your time in telling us about your family and completing the application below. We realize there are a lot of preliminary questions, but all of this is designed to help match each child with the most appropriate family and to understand the unique circumstances of your adoption journey. Please make sure you click on the SUBMIT button to electronically submit the application. Your application will not be received or processed if you do not submit this online.

The application fee is $600 for new clients, or $350 for returning placement clients, and is non-refundable.

The following payment options will be available:

  1. Pay online via PayPal (a link will be provided after submission of the application) 
  2. Mail a check made payable to: Gladney Center for Adoption. Please indicate “Application Fee” in the Memo section of your check. Mail to: 1102 Society Drive, Claymont, DE 19703.
PLEASE NOTE: Your application cannot be processed until BOTH the online application AND fee are received by Gladney Center for Adoption.

*FOR NEW YORK FAMILIES ONLY, this form is a PRE-application. Once this initial form is reviewed, approved and accepted, each prospective adoptive applicant will need to fill out our New York specific application which will be forwarded to your designated email address.

Fields with "*" are required.  If the field does not apply, please enter "NA." With the exception being: if you are applying as a single parent, please leave ALL 'Ap 2' fields blank.

We may be able to save you time by pre-filling the form with the information that you have previously entered.

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