World Adoption Day, a global celebration of adoption and family, takes place every November 9. At Carrot, it’s a day we’re excited to celebrate with our members — we know adoption, while incredibly rewarding, can be incredibly complicated and can involve many years of planning. We work with our members to provide the proper guidance on the home studies, paperwork, legal navigation, and travel to help reduce that potentially large financial and emotional burden. As of today, we support members in more than 42 countries through the adoption process.
Today, we’re joining the global community in celebrating adoption by shining a light on our U.S. partners helping Carrot members build their families through adoption.
Two-time adoptive parent Erin Quick founded PairTree to modernize the adoption experience and make it more equitable and affordable for everyone involved. PairTree is an intelligent, self-matching and support platform, where adoptive parents and birth parents in the U.S. connect to build a direct relationship with one another. LifePair™, PairTree’s proprietary connection system, evaluates 120 unique personality attributes to inform an adoptive parent’s personality type. Expectant parents select the personality type that best aligns with the things they care about most. Once a match has been made, the adoptive parents and birth parents work with an attorney and agency to finalize the adoption. On average, self-matching shortens the time and cost to adopt by 87% – which can help make adoption a reality for more people.
Friends in Adoption
Friends in Adoption (FIA) is a U.S. non-profit, licensed agency whose goal is to help people make informed decisions concerning adoption. FIA works with both interested adoptive parents and pregnant women or couples considering placing their children with adoptive families. FIA operates locations in New York and Vermont and provides complete personal support and guidance to prospective adoptive parents throughout the U.S.
Children’s House International
Children’s House International is a U.S.-based, Hague accredited, non-profit international adoption agency. The agency is licensed for local services and adoption in six U.S. states and 13 countries and has placed more than 2,000 children in families worldwide.
Vista Del Mar
Vista Del Mar's U.S.-licensed and accredited adoption program encompasses foster care and foster-to-adoption, international services, and domestic infant adoption including birth parent options counseling and support services.
Learn more about how to support your employees through the adoption process in our series on fertility care. If you’re interested in learning more about Carrot and how we can create a customized plan that includes adoption for your organization, let us know.