As you make your adoption plan, finding the right family is the first step. All the prospective adoptive parents we represent have gone through a lengthy legal process including screening and background checks called a Homestudy. The Homestudy must be completed before the adoptive parents can be certified as “fit” to adopt children and take custody of them into their home. You can take comfort that your child will be raised in a safe and loving home.
A wonderful aspect of private adoptions is that you may exchange personal information to assure the family you select shares traits that you deem important to you and the baby. Perhaps it is where they live, their backgrounds, thoughts on education, whether they have extended families, their hobbies, interests and what they do for a living. You may meet with them, speak over the phone, and share E-mails etc. in order to know they are the right couple for you and your child. This may be one of the most important decisions you will make in your life.We want you to be rest assured you have made the best decision for your child.
Once you have completed our paper work and decided on an adoption plan we will arrange to have an independent, experienced, adoption attorney in your home state represent you on your adoption. The plan normally will consist of where the baby will be born; who will be present for the birth; the name of the child; whether all expenses have been paid; that the birth father’s rights have been addressed; and whether there will be any post placement contact with the birth parents, either in person or through other means like pictures etc. after the adoption is final. The adoption may be as open or private as you desire.