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Have you ever adopted a baby?

I really would like to adopt a baby, what are the steps

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Asked by Tslove23 at 8:19 PM on Nov. 30, 2009 in Adoption

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  • Determining the type of adoption you are interested in may be the best course of action. There are many, many different types of adoption and if you're wanting to adopt an infant - there are tons of information sources at your fingertips online - do your research and PLEASE if you're seeking Domestic Infant Adoption - make SURE to find out if the agency/lawyer/or other resources you might use are reputable and treat the expectant mother AND the adoptive family right.

    If you're interested in something other than domestic infant adoption, there is international adoption, foster to adopt, etc.

    Best of luck to you :)

    Answer by AAAMama at 9:09 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

  • First step, you need to is have a home study completed. You need to research agencies, and decide if you can afford the $15,000-$25,000 for an infant or if you want to try private adoption and find a expectant mother wanting to place her baby up for adoption. You can also look into surrogacy, but it too can get very expensive. You can also try adopting through foster care, once in awhile you might get lucky and get an infant, but you should find out how many are placed for adoption in your area. It is a lot of research, a roller coaster, and a lot of pain can come from it, we have had 2 fall through so far, it isn't easy... Good luck!

    Answer by Christian-Mom79 at 9:12 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

  • Check into foster care. You don't need a wet from the womb newborn. There are plenty of older children who are in need of good loving homes.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:32 AM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • Wet from the womb....?

    OP-We did adopt a child just recently that came to us as an infant thru foster care. We called our local CPS, signed up for the free PRIDE classes & became foster/adopt parents. When we started we ONLY wanted to adopt, but we then realized that waiting for a child who parents' rights had been terminated could take 12-18 mos or longer, & since we did want to adopt an infant, decided to foster/adopt. It was something that we "grew" into, we never thought we could foster because of the goal of family reunification & possibly losing a child that we'd been taking care of, but we had this desire in our hearts & knew that foster care was how we were going to adopt. It is very rewarding to be given the honor of caring for children whose parents are learning how to care for them & be part of that reunion when they succeed. But not all go home. Our little one stayed. It was meant to be. Feel free to PM me. GL!

    Answer by doodlebopfan at 9:09 AM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • First of all, you need to get married, you have a better chance at getting a baby as a married couple. rather than a single mother.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:42 PM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • Read the book "The Adoption Resource Book" by Lois Gilman. It will give you lots of information on different types of adoptions, the processes associated with each, etc. Very helpful for someone starting to look into the process and without the editorial comments/opinions you'll get here. We adopted an infant domestically 2 years ago and used the book as our starting point. Good luck!

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:41 PM on Dec. 1, 2009

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