Is Adoption Right for You?

Is Adoption Right for You?

We're here to help. You don't have to face an unplanned pregnancy alone.

Choose a loving family?

Choose a loving family?

We can help you find a caring family that is the right fit for your baby.

Thinking of adoption?

Thinking of adoption?

Get all your questions answered through Stepping Stones Adoption Program.


Stepping Stones Adoption Program

Stepping Stones is a full-service, licensed adoption program offering services ranging from birth mother counseling and support, home study services through post placement supervision. We help people who want to grow their families through various adoption options based on their personal goals. We also assist women who are facing unplanned pregnancies and are considering making an adoption plan. Services include: counseling, case management, financial assistance for mothers, and personalized adoption planning.  All families and children in the adoption program are based in the USA.

If you are pregnant and would like to talk to someone at any time about your options please call:

1-800-773 9595

Our History

Stepping Stones is a Maine-based agency with more than 35 years of experience in the field of adoption. Formerly known as MAPS, we began supporting families in 1977 by providing adoption services in Maine, and later developing international adoption and humani­tarian aid programs. As the needs of Maine women, children and families change and evolve; Stepping Stones has become a leading provider of social services in Maine and will continue to offer support, guidance and a brighter future by helping children and empowering families.

Why Choose Stepping Stones?

Established as MAPS in 1977, our adoption program has more than 35 years of experience handling adoption for Birth Parents and Adoptive Families

We have extensive experience supporting people through the adoption process and throughout post-adoption.

Our adoption staff has decades of professional and personal experience in adoption and although no two adoptions are the same – our breadth of experience and depth of knowledge can be called upon to ensure the very best experience for all parties.

Our birth parent counselors are on call 24/7 for continuous support.

Our adoption support services for birth parents, prospective and adoptive families, and for all parties post-adoption are exemplary.

Our adoption clients have access to our agency continuum of care including community mental health, case management and housing services.

We are a trusted and established non-profit, with a charitable mission to support children and families. We are governed by a volunteer board of directors and we operate by the highest ethical standards. We are a tax-exempt organization and all of the fees associated with our adoption work are utilized to ensure the highest quality of service.

We are accredited by the Council on Accreditation – while many agencies are simply licensed by the state. We voluntarily undergo a rigorous evaluation that looks at the quality control of all aspects of our agency. We are assessed on our staff recruitment and credentials, financial audits and propriety, and examined on the professionalism and continuous quality assurance of our programs and services.

We have a passion for what we do.

Information Meetings.

We hold regular information meetings on adoption throughout Maine please follow this link to find out more about the next meeting



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