The Domestic Adoption Eligibility information presented here is general and applies to Colorado, South Carolina and Southern California. For the specific details, please download the program information packets on the main Domestic Adoption page.

Nightlight Christian Adoptions is licensed to select suitable families for children needing adoption. The selection of adoptive parents is based on their eligibility to meet state and agency requirements, capacity for adoptive parenthood and the availability of children whose needs they can meet.

Adoption of Subsequent Children

In order to have adequate time for attachment and bonding, it is important to have a minimum of one year with the child/ren in the home before beginning another adoption.


Applicants must be committed to providing their child with a constructive, wholesome and spiritual home environment.


Adoptive applicants must give evidence of good health, both physical and mental, which will be verified by medical examinations and psychological evaluations.


Adoptive applicants are encouraged to have been married a minimum of two years when the home study begins. We hope this period will provide the couple sufficient time to establish a home, financial security, and to adjust to the marriage. Married applicants must have a satisfying and secure marriage.

Single parents are eligible to adopt if they meet the qualifications of a stable home environment, financial security and have a strong support network of family and friends.

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None; however, birthparents tend to prefer families in their 30’s or early 40’s.


Classes and reading are required of adoptive families pertaining to parenting skills and adoption issues. Our goal is to prepare you to be the best parents possible for your child.


Adopting parents must be able to provide a financially stable home, demonstrated by a solid credit history and ability to live within their means.


Before you begin the adoption process, you need to complete all infertility treatments so you can be ready to be the best parent for your adopted child. If you become pregnant while in the adoption process, notify our office immediately.

We will place your file on hold. When you are ready to consider adoption, call us to discuss reactivating your file.

If you have any additional questions that were not addressed, please send us a message using our contact form or give us a call.