It is an exciting time to be adopting. There are so many options available. But, with so many choices, how do you know which one is the right one for your family?
Most prospective adoptive parents are overwhelmed with the variety of choices available to them.
- Open / Closed
- Domestic / International
- Direct advertising
The result may be the same – having a baby in your home. But, the experiences and the processes are very different. What works for another family may not work for yours. One size does not fit all.
It is important to be guided by the issues that are important to you.
- Legal risk
- Medical risk
- Openness & Future Contact
- Level of involvement
- Birth Mother Expenses
- Revocation Periods
- Interstate Travel
These are some of the important factors to consider in making your decision. You should never make decisions about money, legal risk, medical or health issues, or future communication when you are pressed for time.
If you are just getting started, now is the best time to start thinking about what is important to you. Those decisions will guide you to the best choice for your family.
We can help. In a general consultation, we discuss all your options. We listen to what is important to you. We can help you identify where you fall on the range of options for each of those important factors and recommend resources to help you develop a plan to build your family through adoption.