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Preliminary Application

Thank you for taking the time to complete Bethany Christian Service’s Preliminary Application. Our vision is to find a loving family for every child who needs one—that is where they thrive best.

  • This application is intended to gather the introductory information we need to help guide you through the next steps of your journey. You can use the same form to inquire about any/all three of our adoption services: Domestic Infant Adoption, International Adoption and/or Foster Care Adoption.  
  • After you submit the Preliminary Application, one of our staff will follow up with you within 24 hours. We look forward to exploring this opportunity with you!

Applicant 1


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Family Info


Domestic Adoption


Thank you for taking the time to complete Bethany Christian Services' Preliminary Application.  Our vision is to find a loving family for every child who needs one—that is where they thrive best. This application is the first step in the adoption process and will help us to guide you through the next steps of your journey.  After you submit the Preliminary Application, one of our staff will follow up with you within 24 hours. We look forward to exploring this opportunity with you.

Church Affiliation


Do you currently attend a Church? *

Applicant 2 - Church Affiliation


Inter-country Adoption


Thank you for your interest in Bethany Christian Services’ Intercountry adoption program. This Preliminary Application is used to assess eligibility to adopt from our partner countries. Each country has specific adoption requirements. The information requested below is required so we can give you the most accurate representation of country and service eligibility. If you have questions regarding the Intercountry preliminary application, please contact us at 1.800.652.7082.

Home Study Only? *
Post Placement Only? *

Applicant 1


Do you have any physical or medical health conditions? *
Are you taking any Prescriptions? *
Have you ever been arrested or charged with a criminal offense, even if never convicted or the record has been expunged or cleared? *
Any previous marriages? *

Applicant 2


Do you have any physical or mental health conditions? *
Are you taking any Prescriptions? *
Have you ever been arrested or charged with a criminal offense, even if never convicted or the record has been expunged or cleared? *
Any previous marriages? *

Foster Care Adoption


Thank you for taking the time to complete Bethany Christian Services’ Preliminary Application for foster care adoption.  Our vision is to find a loving family for every child who needs one—that is where they thrive best. This application is the first step in the adoption process and depending on your state, may include a processing fee. After you submit the Preliminary Application, one of our staff will follow up with you within 24 hours.  If you need help identifying your nearest Bethany branch, please visit us at www.bethany.org/locations or call 1.800.BETHANY during normal business hours to be transferred.

Applicant 1


Applicant 2


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