5 Things You Should Know About the Adoption Process


Getting Started

Once you begin to consider adoption, the education process begins. There are a myriad of questions to think about, everything from race, age and family dynamics to finances and what kind of adoption you'll pursue (such as open vs. private, domestic vs. international).

One of the first major decisions you'll make as you get started will be the type of adoption professional to work with.

While some families trust working with an adoption attorney, others feel strongly about going through an agency. Whichever you choose, the key is to research each option thoroughly so that you are 100 percent comfortable working with your choice. (This is a long process, after all.)

Ultimately go with the one who specializes in the country from which you want to adopt since they'll be well-versed in the latest rules, regulations, paperwork and authentications, as well as legal and health issues.