One thing you will learn as you begin your adoption journey is that there are so many decisions to make. One of the great things about adoption is that you have a number of options. Whether you want to adopt a newborn or an older child, from a different country or from right here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. (or whatever country you live in), there is a way to make it happen.
Most people know what they want from the very beginning. Maybe you do too. Or maybe you’re not sure. Either way, I think it is a good idea to consider all of your options and look at the pros and cons of each. That’s why I decided to write this post breaking down the different types of adoption and the major decisions you will need to make. It’s important to make these decisions before you choose an adoption professional to work with, because you want to work with someone who is able to help you pursue the type of adoption you want.
(Note: This blog is focused on domestic newborn adoptions because that is what my wife and I are going through. Nonetheless, I want you to know your options and explore them as much as you can, so you can make the choice that is best for you.)
So without further ado, let’s take a look at your adoption options: