Adoptions are a wonderful opportunity for a child to be placed in a loving home with adults who will provide care and guidance for the child. If you are planning on bringing a child into your family through adoption, you should be sure that you are prepared for the adoption process and the challenges that can come along with adopting a child. In our previous blog post, we discussed briefly how adoptions aren’t always perfect.
We know that you probably already have a pretty good idea about what you will have to do when you start the process for adoption. If you have any questions about the process, we can answer those for you so that you are prepared each step of the way.
One of the most important decisions that you will have to make about the adoption is what type of adoption you are going to pursue. In the past, closed adoptions were the primary form of adoptions. This meant that adopted children didn’t know their birth parents.
Now, open adoptions are becoming increasingly more common. This gives the chance for adopted children to get to know their birth parents. The extent of the interaction between the child and the birth parents is something that is negotiable in these adoptions. If you opt to pursue an open adoption, think carefully about the level of interaction the birth parents want and the level that you are comfortable with before agreeing to specific terms.
We know that all of this is a lot to think about, but you must make these decisions with a full understanding of what each option entails. Once you make the decisions, you can move through the adoption process with a bit more confidence. We will stand by your side to help you along the way.