Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Looking to adopt
My husband and I are having a hard time trying to conceive. He had mentioned adoption even before we were having difficulties. We have been talking about it more and would love to! The only thing is we don't know where to start! Please help!
Cancel
10 Answers
Page 1 of 1
134578 tn?1463413330
Start by getting a home study, all reputable adoption agencies require them and even in private adoptions, the state will doubtless require it.  
Comment
Cancel
134578 tn?1463413330
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Do I contact my county to do that?
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
560091 tn?1437054632
I am currently in the process of adopting a baby due in August. I'm in a private adoption the birth mother found me. But if you contact an adoption lawyer and tell them you're interested in adopting he will help you along the way as in a home study which is performed by a social worker.
Comment
Cancel
560091 tn?1437054632
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1852310 tn?1402677426
Hi!  I just started the adoption process in January..It might be helpful if you meet with a local adoption agency and/or an adoption attorney to discuss the process. They will walk you through all the steps and tell you where to go to get a home study completed. Each state has different requirements, for example, I live in NH and our state required an 8 hr training class on adoption in addition to a home study.  I'd do tons of internet research too! MedHelp is a great place to start!
Are you considering a domestic or international adoption?
Comment
Cancel
1852310 tn?1402677426
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Thank you for your advice! We were thinking of domestic adoption being best for us.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Thank you for all the helpful tips!
We prefer a domestic adoption. Did you choose domestic or international?
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1852310 tn?1402677426
We are doing a domestic adoption too :) We chose a domestic because we really wanted a newborn. I did a lot of internet research and found that most international adoptions include children 6mos or older because most countries have a 6 or 9 month waiting period for adoptive families.

I thought of one more route you could take for a domestic adoption....you can also adopt from the foster care system. You can get state contact information on the Adoptuskids website. Your state worker will be able to tell you about what is required for your state.

Enjoy the process! It's going to be worth it in the end!
Comment
Cancel
1852310 tn?1402677426
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
I contacted my county and they sent us info about fostercare. Its such a little step but I can't help but be super excited!
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1852310 tn?1402677426
Congrats! It really is super exciting! It can be overwhelming at times and also lots of waiting around but most of all EXCITING!
Comment
Cancel
1852310 tn?1402677426
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
I just found out I'm 6 weeks pregnant. I can't bring myself to do abortion. I have 4 live children right now that mean the world to me. This is my 7 pregnancy 2 miscarriage. I can't keep this baby but I can't bring myself to kill it. I don't care for adoption places. Any advice
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Adoption Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank