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    I’m Pregnant

    I’m Pregnant

    If you're facing an unintended pregnancy or have recently given birth, we're here for you with free and confidential all-options counseling, resources, and support. Call our pregnancy counselors 24/7 at 800-439-0233.

    I Want to Adopt

    I Want to Adopt

    Browse our network of adoption services including infant and foster care adoption, home studies, and post-adoption support.

    I Need Post-Adoption Support

    I Need Post-Adoption Support

    Explore our network of services including specialized counseling and support groups that help to stabilize and improve behavioral health symptoms.

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Looking for Adoptions Together or FamilyWorks Together? New name, same us. Here’s why!

Adoption & Home Study Application

Congratulations on your decision to adopt and thank you for choosing Adoptions Together, a program of Paths for Families, for your adoption services. At this time we are licensed to work with families who live in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia. If you live outside of this area but plan on moving into our service area, please contact our office prior to completing an application.

For general inquiries and to get more information on any of our services, please call or email us today.

Adoptions Together, a program of Paths for Families, uses a secure online client portal, MyAdoptionPortal (MAP), for our applications, home studies, and other adoption processes. If you have an existing MyAdoptionPortal account, please login.

For new clients applying for a home study or a home study and post-placement services:

If you do not have a MyAdoptionPortal account, you can create one by completing and submitting the form below. You will receive an email with your username and a temporary password. (If you do not see the email in your inbox, please check your spam filter. This message will be titled “Welcome to Paths for Families” and will come from Paths for Families Support Once you log in, accept the terms & conditions and create your secure password, please view the intro video on the home page and then begin your application.

For current clients who are applying for a NEW home study or a NEW home study and post-placement services:

If you have previously completed a home study with Adoptions Together and wish to complete another home study or home study and post-placement, please DO NOT create a MyAdoptionPortal account. Instead, please contact Jessica Ostrander at We will import all of your previous files into our online system, create your new account for you, and connect you with the application.

We look forward to assisting you in your journey to grow your family.  If you have any questions, please contact us at (301) 439-2900.

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