ANLC to Award Free Adoption Services
In Honor Of National Adoption Month

In honor of National Adoption Month, November 2018, Adoption Network Law Center will be offering pro bono adoption services to one hopeful Adopting Family.

Submissions will be accepted October 1, 2018 – October 31, 2018. After Adoption Network Law Center reviews the submissions, the winner of pro bono services will be announced on November 17, 2018, National Adoption Day.


  • All required information must be submitted no later than 10/31/18
  • Submit your 250 word story (include why you are deserving of pro bono adoption services)
  • Answer the question: "What makes a Birth Mother special to you?"
  • Answer the question: "What would life be like for a child who joins your family?"
  • Submit your photo (taken within 12 months)
  • Submit your Adoption Questionnaire ( download here )
  • Must be a US citizen/Permanent Legal Resident
  • Must pass a Home Study, FBI/Child Abuse Clearances
  • Must be open to adopt a child of any race/ethnicity
  • Must be willing to share photos/updates of your child with Birth Parents after placement
  • At Adoption Network Law Center's discretion, must be willing to complete a short consultation.
  • Pro bono adoption services only include Adoption Network Law Center's adoption services. 3rd party costs, Birth Mother support, travel expenses, etc. are not included.

How to participate:

  • Email ALL requested information no later than 10/31/18 to [email protected]
  • Please no phone calls regarding your entry.

Previous winners include:

Adoptee in a grey onesie

Charles and Alyssa have been married for 8 years. At 14, Charles went through chemotherapy and radiation for Hodgkin’s disease. While thankful that these treatments saved his life, Charles and Alyssa were unable to conceive a child naturally. In August, Charles and Alyssa joyfully welcomed their son, Judah into their lives.

Adoptive family together

Michael and Preslie met and fell in love while working in a group home for adults with disabilities. Both went on to become elementary special education teachers. After 5 years of trying to start their family, they made the life changing decision to adopt. Michael, Preslie and their son, Walter are now a forever family.

Adoptee posing in three pictures

Toby and Stephanie had always wanted a family. Having served around the world on mission trips, they always had adoption in their hearts as well. When they could not conceive naturally, they knew that their desire for a family would be fulfilled through adoption. Toby and Stephanie and their daughter Sophia are now a forever family. After their adoption journey was complete, Toby and Stephanie were surprised to find out they were pregnant and Sophia is now a delighted big sister.

Adoptive family outdoors together

David and Melissa were high school sweethearts, married for 19 years, who had been trying to adopt for 4 years prior to partnering with ANLC. In March, they accepted an adoption opportunity with a baby boy who had just been born. In July of that year, David, Melissa and their son, Brian, officially became a forever family with the finalization of their adoption.