There are a plethora of reasons you may be considering adopting a child or are considering placing your child for adoption, but chances are you have not reached that decision easily. Perhaps you are still in the midst of making that decision and are researching whether adoption is, in fact, the right choice for you.
On a personal level, choosing adoption is a complex emotional decision, but when you add in all of the legal and financial issues, adoption can quickly become confusing and overwhelming for anyone. The good news is, that there are many resources out there to help you through the process of adoption and help alleviate some of the stress.
Likely the first place you will turn to when researching adoption is an adoption agency. Adoption agencies are there to help facilitate the adoption process and provide services to place children with families to ensure a safe and successful union. Those services include matching services, in-home studies, counseling and education, document preparation, and post-placement visits. Not all adoption agencies are the same. They have varying adoption requirements and pricing structures for the services they provide. Be sure you visit with several before choosing the one that’s right for you and your situation.
In addition, adoption attorneys are required for every adoption proceeding and are there to work in conjunction with the adoption agency and guide you through all of the complicated, state-specific legal processes to ensure a secure and ethical adoption as well as overseeing financial matters. They are there to protect the rights of the adoptive parents, birth mother, and the rights of the child. In situations where a birth mother has already been identified, an adoption attorney may eliminate the need for an adoption agency, this is called an independent adoption and may help reduce some of the expenses of the adoption process.
If you are considering adoption in any capacity, choosing the right adoption professionals to work with is one of the most important decisions you can make. Don’t settle for the first agency or attorney you contact. Be sure you choose people you trust and feel comfortable with.
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