Adopting a child is a very big step in a couples life and
the choices and laws involved in this process might seem
overwhelming. One of the most important things you can do
is find an experienced adoption agency with an outstanding
A good adoption agency can help you with all of your
decisions as well as give you a lot of advice and education
on the subject. The adoption process is very long and many
questions will arise. An adoption agency is there to answer
all your questions and ease your mind as much as possible.
One of the best ways to find an adoption agency is to ask
your doctor, church, or attorney. They may be able to refer
you to an adoption agency that they are familiar with and
have experience with.
It’s not a good idea to flip through the yellow pages
because you might get an agency that is brand new or has
placed children incompatibly in the past.
You should get as many referrals as possible to different
agencies so you can keep your options open and choose the
one that you feel comfortable with.
Adoption agencies will have someone interview you and
answer any questions you may have. Don’t agree to anything
just yet. Instead, attend a couple different interviews
with various agencies so you get a feel for them.
You can then decide what agency is the most appealing. You
can also ask the agencies for references. These references
are usually people who have used their services in the past
and can tell you how long it took and how the agency