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.


Adopting Articles

Some may think the placement of a child into an adoptive home finalizes the adoption, but there's still at least a few months of waiting for the courts to catch up and declare the adoption legally final. The process of adoption finalization may include post-placement supervisory visits from a case worker, who will provide a recommendation to the judge for the adoption to be finalized. Depending on the backlog of adoption paperwork, the finalization process can take a few months...

Adopting Blogs

Easter "Vacation"
Well dearies, I'm back. I've been on a little adventure that reminded me once more, I'm no "spring chicken."'In March,...
The waiting game
Part of the process of adopting a child through foster care is waiting for the outcome. I suppose that waiting for...

Adopting Forums

Things that make you go hmmmm......
I was reading a thread in the Adult Adoptee's forum and the original poster made a statement that really made me sit...
New to the Board?, stop by say Hi!
Welcome to forum for Adoptive Parents. If your new here please stop by make a post introducing...

Parent Profiles

Fun-loving, Outdoorsy, and Caring! We thank you for considering adoption. We are so excited to be parents and are eager to hear about your hopes and dreams for your baby. We are kind and... [more]

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La Kendria (TX / 12 / F)
Lakendria is active and outgoing with peers and adults. Lakendria enjoys riding bikes, going outside, playing video games, listening to music, and coloring. She enjoys writing... [more]

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