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

Roughly around 50,000 babies are adopted domestically and internationally each year. The demand for infant adoptions are among the highest in the adoption community. Although many of these children are healthy and many of the baby adoptions that happen domestically are "placed" before they're even born, there are some advantages and disadvantages to adopting babies. Adopting a baby has its advantages for many first-time parents who want to feel in control of their child's...

Adopting Blogs

Should I Serve The Petition...
Many states allow for you to serve the non-custodial parent with the petition for termination of parental rights and...
The Hard Truth and the Good News
Quite frequently when someone learns that we formed part of our family through Foster-to-Adopt, they will shake their...

Adopting Forums

New here: kinship / adoption
So my husband and I have been married for nearly 12 years and we have 3 children. I was preggo with the oldest when...
Shortening the Finalization Time
Whether families decide to parent or place, this article discusses a bill in Ohio that is set to shorten the time it...

Parent Profiles

We are excited to become dads and look forward to opening our hearts to a love we've never known before. Our child will grow up in a home full of love, laughter, education, travel, and much... [more]

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Navayah (TX / 11 / F)
Navayah is a very bright cheerful, well-behaved, and respectful youth. She is athletic and loves to play outdoors. She loves sports and would love to go to the Olympics... [more]

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