Choosing The Right Adoption Agency by Eric Morgan
When you are looking to adopt you should research different adoption
agencies very carefully. There are many things to consider in order to
help you narrow down to a list of specific adoption agencies. Here are
some questions to ask yourself before you being any research:
1. Do you want a domestic adoption (within the United States) or an
international adoption? 2. If you do want to adopt internationally which
countries would you consider adopting from? 3. Do you want to adopt an
infant or older child? 4. Do you want to work with an adoption agency close
to your home or anywhere within the United States? 5. How will you finance
your adoption? 6. How soon do you want to adopt? 7. Which races are you
willing to adopt? (Caucasian, Asian, African American, etc.) 8. Do you
want a boy or girl? 9. Do you have any special circumstances? (single-parent,
gay couple, older couple, etc.) 10. Do you know anyone who has adopted
Once you ask yourself these questions you can develop a list of adoption
agencies that you can request information from. Most adoption agencies
will send you an information packet free of charge about their adoption
services. Research on the internet and write down agencies that you feel
can meet your needs. Once you have at least ten ask them to send you an
information packet. Review the packets and throw away the ones that you
do not like. With the remaining agencies call them and ask more questions
about their services, how they operate, and other common questions.
Finally choose an adoption agency. Once you have chosen an agency double
check with the state licensing department and ensure that they are in good
standing. You may also want to check with your local BBB to see if any
complaints have been filed against them. Finally ask the agency for some
references of previous adoptive parents that you can talk to personally.
Once they have 'passed the test' you can start filling out the paperwork
to adopt a child.
About the Author
Eric Morgan owns an adoption agencies website. You can visit it to
find a list of adoption
agencies that may fit your needs.