I'd suggest using the services of an attorney who specializes in adoption. They know the good agencies and can shepherd you through the process. Saves a ton of heartache.
Hi, this may or may not be what your wanting but there is always the foster parent to adoption
We weren't looking to adopt but initially we were given a baby girl to foster and it turned into adoption.
No money out of pocket....for us it was a very positive process.
The main difference is that you don't get to pick which child you will get. For us we had the opportunity to initially put what type child we were wanting to foster parent.
Hope this helps some and good luck to you both
I am a birth mother so I am not sure what its like on the other side of the adoptiin process, but I can tell you that the agency I chose to work with has lots of good feedback from adoptive families that I've seen. Its Adoption Alliance in San Antonio, TX and I think there is one in Nevada too. Good Luck to you!