Shared Beginnings offers home study services for families in Arkansas who are looking to adopt through any U.S. or International Agency or U.S. Adoption Attorney.

 As an expectant and birth mom support organization, we function a bit differently than most agencies. If you are interested in being matched with an expectant mom we are helping, contact us. We will send you information on our process and fees and answer any questions you may have.

We dream of a world where every adoption is ethical and every voice is heard so we encourage you to ask the hard questions as you select an agency.

6 Questions to Ask an Adoption Professional

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For more information, check out our answers to the most frequently asked questions:


Truth and transparency in adoption.

Expenses are itemized and we have a flat fee for service charged monthly.


We are big proponents of open adoption. This not only benefits the child but both sets of parents. Attachment and a sense of being are tremendously important to any human. We grow these relationships through regular video chats with families and in person visits.


Adopting a child is a huge responsibility. We rely heavily on adult adoptees and birth mothers to guide our organization and the adoptive families we work with. We require ALL adoptive parents to undergo at least 10 hours of education as a part of our training program. In this program, you will learn about expectant mom support, open adoption, transracial adoption, navigating post-placement relationships, and much more!

Getting Started


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We have compiled resources for adoptive parents as you walk this journey! Check them out here:

Our Mission

To serve expectant moms who want to protect their child’s future through adoption by providing support services, counseling and victim protection to underrepresented and underserved populations of expectant moms and families.

Our Vision

To be the change for the adoption process by providing representation for expectant parents, transparency for the courts and facilitated family connections between biological and adoptive families to sustain culture and connections.