A Full Service, Licensed Adoption Agency in Madison, Wisconsin


Adoptions of Wisconsin, Inc., (AOW) is a full service licensed adoption agency, located in Madison, which provides services throughout Wisconsin. We serve both expectant and adoptive parents and provide services for agency, interstate, independent, step-parent, relative and LGBT adoptions. We are not affiliated with any religion and do not discriminate based on age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or fertility status. Whether you are looking to adopt a child, or are a birth parent looking at adoption as an option for your baby, we are here to help you. Our experienced staff travels throughout the state to support, talk and listen to birth parents and adoptive families. We are accessible, easy to talk to and here for you when you need us. Thank you. We wish you the best on your journey.

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I Want to Start a Family

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We believe families come in many different forms.  We honor an expectant parent's right to choose who they feel is best to parent their child and thus we do not discriminate based on age, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, marital status or fertility status nor do we have a religious affiliation. We are here to help you.

I'm Pregnant and Considering Adoption

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Without pressure or judgment, our staff can provide you with information and support as you explore all of your options. We are here to help.  All of our services are free and confidential. We can be reached by phone at 608-821-8220 or you can send us a private message. If you need immediate after hours assistance please  don't hesitate to call Claire at 608-445-7794 or Megan at 608-335-3361.

Our Waiting Families


Click on the waiting families tab at the top of the page. Learn more about AOW's prospective adoptive parents who are committed to creating the type of adoption relationship that is right for you and your baby.


I worked with Claire while I was pregnant, she always took me to my OB appointments when she could, very helpful and very friendly while I worked with her. I have 3 other boys now and still keep in contact with her.

-AOW Birth Mother

Megan, Claire, & Hollie have made our experience with adoption beyond what we could ask for. With our unique situation, all three women have been here for support and going the extra mile. I would recommend AOW for any family wanting to adopt or birth mother wanting a choice. Y’all have been so great to us and our adoptive son, we couldn’t do this without you!

-Jenna, AOW Adoptive Mother

Our experience with AOW was amazing. From our first phone call to get information all the way through finalization of our daughter’s adoption we felt very welcome and supported. Hollie, Megan and Claire are all wonderful and worked hard to keep us comfortable and informed. We are forever grateful to AOW for connecting us with our Daughter’s Birth Mother. They helped make our dream of becoming parents a reality!

-Kayla, AOW Adoptive Mother

Megan is the most wonderful social worker. We had a difficult adoption journey and she was there for us every step of the way. We are forever grateful for Megan. Her kindness will never be forgotten. Hollie was also so great to work with. She always greeted us with her great smile when we came to the agency! We adopted our twin baby girls February 27th, 2019. We feel so blessed to have worked with Megan and Hollie.

-Jeri Lynn, AOW Adoptive Mother

I still remember meeting Claire at Starbucks to discuss my options as a birth mother. AOW made my experience so smooth and pleasant and actually inspired me to get my Social Work degree! I start my MSW this fall after I complete my BSW. Thank you Claire and AOW!

-AOW Birth Mother

In October 2017 we found out that our adoptive son's birth mother was considering placing his biological brother for adoption. My husband and I knew he was to be ours. We called the adoption agency we went through the first time and they didn't call me back for 4 days. Needless to say I wasn't impressed so I called AOW from a recommendation from another adoptive parent. I talked with Claire the day I called. She talked with me about everything that we would need to do and emailed me the paperwork to get started. By Monday I had the other paperwork from AOW in the mail. Wow. I was impressed. We started the ball rolling with seeing our son every week to get him acquainted and Claire started meeting with us and also the birth mother. She was great and helpful through the entire process. Also Hollie, who works with Claire, is great too because I had questions since this adoption was a little different then the first. I really recommend AOW.

-Mel, AOW Adoptive Mother