Adoption Guide

New to adoption? Use this guide to walk through the steps.

Welcome to your guide to the adoption process!

Our goal is to give you enough information to get started, but not so much that you get overwhelmed! Start with the basics:

Adoption is a sensitive, complex subject with a number of misconceptions and myths surrounding it. Before you get started, be sure to familiarize yourself with all the basics. Gaining a complete understanding of the adoption process is the first step of your family’s journey!

The Basics:

As you start the adoption process, one of the first decisions you will have to make is which type of program you want to pursue. The two main categories are “international” or “domestic.” But even within these broad categories, there are various paths to choose from depending on the specific type of program you enter.

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Choosing an adoption agency to work with can be a difficult decision. When comparing agencies, it’s important to take time to consider elements like cost, hidden fees, average time for placement, and what type of resources are available. One of the best places to start is to simply ask those you know who have adopted to recommend a reputable agency.

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