Choosing an Adoption Agency
Prospective adoptive parents need to be able to trust and rely upon their adoption agency.
What are my options?
How do I know if an adoption agency is the right one for me?
Contributed by: Chuck Johnson serves as president and CEO of the National Council For Adoption. He is an advocate for children, birthparents, and adoptive families, and is a frequent writer, speaker, and commentator on adoption policy and practice.
The most common question I receive from prospective adoptive parents is: “How do I know if an agency is the right one for me?” I know from experience that many families are so eager to adopt they might feel tempted to give an agency the benefit of the doubt. The decision to place a child or adopt one is a hugely important decision. Prospective adoptive parents need to be able to trust and rely upon their adoption services providers.