How to Find the Best Adoption Agency for Your Family

When you decide to pursue adoption, one important consideration is how to find the best adoption agency for you. It can be confusing to know what to look for. But, if you decide to move forward with an agency adoption, you’ll want to feel confident in the one you select to work with. The decision to adopt a child is…

5 Types of Adoption and Their Associated Costs

What are the different types of adoption and how much does adoption cost? First, the good news on what you can expect on adoption cost. While adoption costs vary by state, the bottom line is that out of pocket cost may be less than you think. Especially when you consider the adoption tax credit, employer benefits, and other sources of…

What is the difference between Open and Closed Adoption?

When making the decision to adopt, one factor to consider is open adoption vs. closed adoption. This is especially true when pursuing domestic adoption. So, what exactly is the difference and how do you decide what’s right for you and your family? Open Adoption An open adoption involves some degree of a relationship between the adoptive family and birth family.…

How much does adoption really cost?

How much does adoption cost? That’s a question we’ve heard a lot since starting the process ourselves. We completely understand this concern. It was probably one of our biggest. The truth is that there are many different kinds of adoption, and therefore various fees associated with each.  Some are less expensive and some more costly. I understand that numbers are…

How do I find a birth mother?

One common question from those considering adoption is “How do we find a birth mother?” The answer to this will depend on which route you take in your adoption pursuit. Two of the most common types of adoption are agency adoption and direct placement, also known as “private” or “independent” adoption. Agency Placement If you choose to go through an…

What Exactly Is an Adoption Home Study?

A home study generally happens after you have completed your training classes and adoption application. All states require that families applying to adopt complete a home study. Once a home study is complete, your caseworker creates a written report about your family. It includes basic information gathered from you as well as information provided by third parties. Generally, a home…

What Are The Benefits of Open Adoption?

Because open adoption can look different in every adoption, there isn’t one specific definition. It comes down to the wishes and agreements made between the biological and adoptive parents. In a fully open adoption, the biological family would most likely have direct contact with the child through methods such as email, phone calls, and visits. Of course, the adoptive parents…