Adopting

Whatever your family situation, adoption may be a great option to consider. The first thing you'll need to do is determine which type of domestic adoption is right for your family: foster care, older child, or infant adoption. When researching the domestic adoption process, you'll discover the average costs, time frames, and state-specific requirements. This necessary information will be your first step in the adoption process. Having a child placed in your home and immediately becoming a part of your family can be a beautiful and life-changing experience.

Throughout this journey, you'll discover that you're not alone. There are adoption professionals available across the county. They are there to help you reach your end goal of adopting domestically. They can help you navigate the paperwork, fees, and state-specific adoption laws. If you need additional support, support groups are another option. You'll find people who are in similar situations and those who have wisdom and first-hand knowledge to share with you. Their experiences can help fortify and inform you, help you more fully understand the process. Take the time you need to research all your options. The best decision you can make is an informed decision.

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Adopting Articles

The dreaded adoption waiting list is equally revered as the most important step in the adoption process. Being on "the list" means you're on your way to being placed with a child. But for many, that great big step is met with the same kind of frustration that being put on hold while calling a customer service department can feel. When a couple has passed their home study, they are put on an adoption waiting list by the agencies or attorney they're working with. Some adopters can...

Adopting Blogs

Expect the Unexpected
When we found out that our son had been born he was already 2 days old. He was born on a Thursday and they called us on...
Top Ten Questions Part 2
This is the second part to the Top 10 Questions I receive about adoption. Please remember I am not a professional. ...

Adopting Forums

Drug Use and Mental Illness
My agency is getting ready to provide profiles to a set of birth parents and have asked if I'm willing to be...
Reviews for Special Link Adoptions.
My husband and I live in South Carolina and are looking into using Special Link Adoptions out of Greenville, SC. Has...

Parent Profiles

We write this with our hearts pounding from excitement and emotion, as we know exactly how much lives can change in an amazing way through open adoption. We have so much love and... [more]

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Adoption Photo Listing

Timothy (PA / 17 / M)
Timothy is an enthusiastic young man with a huge smile. He loves to laugh and gets along well with anyone who can tell a good joke! Timothy likes to be active and enjoys a... [more]

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