After passing the homestudy, all adopters are eager to take the next step in the adoption process: finding an agency or attorney and waiting for a child to be placed with. Those looking to adopt from a domestic agency, may want to look through adoption photolistings in the United States to not only get an idea of the kind of child they want to adopt but to also establish contact with the agencies that place domestic infants or older children.
Photolistings can be found on agency and independent websites, e-magazines and publications, and in some organization's newsletters and reports. The majority of these photolistings will be of older children in the foster care system who are waiting for adoption. Photolistings of older children will have a photo of a child with a brief bio, such as his or her first name, age, and a hobby. For more detailed information on a child, the agency will need to be contacted. Children are still maturing, but they're complex beings and may be able to win your heart over in a photolisting, but should also be compatible with your available resources and lifestyle.
There are also adoption photolistings in the United States of younger children under two years old, which categorize them as infants. These children will not have much to include in their bios and even their photolisting will seem like unhelpful insight into his or her personality, because it really hasn't developed much in two years. While these photolistings are not as helpful as those used for older children, they're great ways to get in touch with attorneys and agencies.