Adoption can be a wonderful way to build your family and change a child’s life.
What are my options?
Families are built and expanded in many ways. Some families envision having their own biological children, but, that is not always an option. Others may not be able to or wish to carry a pregnancy, while some may be overwhelmed by the idea of having to undergo fertility treatments. Luckily, there are ways beyond expanding your family that do not involve medical intervention. Adoption can be a wonderful way to build your family and change a child’s life.
There are three main types of adoptions that you may encounter:
- International adoption (adopting a child from another country)
- Domestic adoption (adopting a child within the United States)
- Adoption from foster care (adopting a child in the foster care system)
Even if you are just thinking about adoption, you likely have many unanswered questions. How much does it cost to adopt? What do I need to do first? How do I need to prepare? Undeniably, the adoption process can be intimidating to many. However, when equipped with the right knowledge, you can feel more confident in taking the next steps in determining if adoption is the right decision for you and your family.
Here, we have compiled a list of adoption resources to help you explore this option.