Is Adoption for You?

Is adoption a difficult process? Yes, it can be. It is pretty daunting to think of all the steps that you need to follow to make it to the finish line. But in the end, it is all worth it.

You must always remember to focus on the best interest of the child, and not about selfish reasons. People adopt for many different reasons. Some because they can’t have any biological children, and others to help a child in need.

You get two different types of adoptions: an open/disclosed adoption, and a closed/non-disclosed adoption. An open adoption is where the person who wishes to adopt knows the person giving the child up. A closed adoption is when there is no disclosure in identity of the biological parents, there is no communication between the parties.

It all starts with the decision. After you made the choice, you submit your application to the state or through a private adoption service. You will go through an orientation process, then a very thorough screening process. The screening process involves intense interviews, full medicals, marriage and psychological assessments, home visits, a police clearance certificate and references. All of this takes a while to complete, and your adoption might take anything from a year to two.

This is a life changing decision you will make, and it will change your life forever and that of the child. You will learn to love him/her like you would your own biological son or daughter.

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