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

The definition of adoption, at its most basic, is to legally take parental responsibility of a child and raise it as if one's own. It seems simple enough, right? Easier said than done, perhaps. Before the ends of adoption, which is what the above definition refers to, is the means of an adoption. And the adoption process is what makes the entire adoption community so vibrant and rich with people from all walks of life. There are varying degrees of relationships a child will...

Adopting Blogs

The Questions People Ask: ...
In a recent post, I wrote about practicing answers to questions that people will ask about an adopted child.  I'm...
Precious Children
Recently I read an editorial by someone who thought "older parenting" was a terrible idea. I thought I dismissed her...

Adopting Forums

Is it really that bad?
Hi! I have been lurking a while, but decided to join and post. We are just beginning our journey to adoption through...
Need to vent:
So for our brief history, we adopted our son at birth, he has 2 sibs (still with bfamily) and we have a very open...

Parent Profiles

We’re excited to open our hearts & home to a child. Our jobs led us across the world & enabled us to achieve our life goals, except having a baby. Our hope is to dedicate our life... [more]

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Latour (VA / 17 / M)
This duo will enchant you! Latour and Dominique are an African American brother and sister team, and they want to grow up together in a permanent family. They both sport beautiful... [more]

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